Stepping Stones: Where Are You Looking?

Stepping Stones: Where Are You Looking?
July 19, 2009 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip
What are you looking for? More important question is, “Where are you looking?”
You will only find what you are truly looking for by looking at God. God’s message sent through His prophet Isaiah is so simple yet so profound; “Look to me and be saved.” This certainly applies to our eternal need…but it also applies to every other suffering, need, or wayward path we take. We grow up and are pushed to learn how to take care of ourselves. From learning to hold our bottle, walking to get our toy, feeding ourselves, doing our homework, taking the SAT’s, going out to college or work… so many milestones to become an independent functioning adult. The downside is we develop the habit of putting our confidence in ourselves or others opinions of how we are doing, rather than GOD. Looking to God, His character, promises, instruction…that’s what gives us confidence to pursue the right things…to make the Godly decisions that are sometimes hard. When our confidence is in ourselves or others opinions, the power to overcome our fleshly needs, desires, distortions, and hurts/pains is minimal and patterns of struggle in our lives will result.
Today, as you make decisions, especially when you make a mistake, ask yourself, “where am I getting the confidence from to make that decision or soothe the pain?”
Is confidence coming from your skills, insights, intellect, attributes, power? Or from God? Confidence centered in Him will save you in today’s battles and discomfort.
Look to God and salvation is yours.
Click on the “Spiritual Basic” link below…and then click on “Salvation”

Dear Father God,
You are indeed an awesome God. Who but You could be all places at all times? It amazes me to think that One as great as You care about the many details of my life…but You do. When I think about these glorious truths…and when I turn to you I feel safe in knowing I will never be alone again. Help me Lord to look at You, to keep You before me always, to really get my confidence from my ultimate bodyguard. Otherwise I fall back into my default mode of straining as if all outcomes were totally up to me, and rested on my skills and what I can muster. For the little things, that works, but for the big things in life, I am doomed without You. All these I ask in the confidence of Christ’s name – AMEN!

The Truth
“Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.”
Isaiah 45:22
But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”
1 Peter 1:15-16
which he will display at the proper time–he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,
who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.
As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.
1 Timothy 6:15-17

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