Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach in the way you should go; I will council you with my loving eye on you.
I remember driving around in unregistered cars with stolen tags, warrants and under the influence of who knows what. I had to keep this eagle eye out for the law 24/7. It was very very tiresome and I quickly developed this hate for them because any contact could mean jail time. So I’d always drive in the right lane so I can make a quick exit when I needed to. I always wore sneakers and running pants in case I needed to run. I also had to work extra hard to hide my actions from God, I knew he loved me but I didn’t love myself. Although I knew I couldn’t hide from him I managed to fill my head with enough distractions to carry out my sins with minimum guilt.
After being saved it was difficult at first to grasp this newness of life and the thought of not being able to hide from him still didn’t sit well but this verse is his promise and my testimony on how it became a blessing. I will instruct and teach in the way you should go. When we have a relationship with God he begins to reveal himself and starts cleaning house… everybody loves a clean house. My cleaning might be more extreme than yours but to God it’s all the same… without Christ we have dirty, nasty, funky, filthy, stanky sin that needs to be cleaned and he can’t start the blessing process until that happens first.
The verse goes on to say “I will council you with my loving eye. This is the greatest thing to me in my walk today. I began to understand that I needed him to see everything in my life with that loving eye of his so that he can fix it. Through his council and my faithfulness to it, the true blessing is that his loving eye is on everything I do. That’s the only way I can keep from messing things up again. As soon as we close an area off from his loving eye, that area can destroy everything else. The bible says a little leaven leavens the whole lump. That means one sin basically contaminates your whole life.
This is not big brother watching, it’s big Father and I run to him instead of from him now. I encourage you to expose all areas of your life and embrace that loving eye he has for you. It’s funny now, I couldn’t pay a cop to pull me over these days. I’ve even had the blessings of being a part of church outreaches in parks with police, I’ve gone into prisons for ministry I’ve even rode along side of police on motorcycles for Feed the Children right here at Yamaha headquarters.
This God of ours is something else I’m telling ya…something else. Happy Monday everyone. I gotta go I think I see a cop coming:)