rainbow blog picIt’s Five Minute Friday! If you don’t know what that is, you can read about Lisa-Jo Baker and a brave group of writers, here. Today’s writing prompt is the word see.

Psalm 5: 1-3

Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. Give heed to the voice of my cry, my King and my God, for to You I will pray. My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up.

So often, we want to see God, or more specifically His plan for us. But how often do we take the time to look up? Through moments of laundry, teaching little hands to write letters, cooking, and pure exhaustion, how often do we take the time to direct our eyes to the heavens?

How often do we look up?

Yes, we cry out over the dishes, after we’ve experienced a parental fail, or when we’ve been too quick to speak to someone who just needed an ear to listen.

We raise our voices in constant communication, during bath time, bedtime, and waking in the middle of the night to comfort a little dreamer who didn’t dream of the sweet.

But how often do we look up?

How often do we take time in a moment quiet? Even when we are tired, even when the day is weighing in the bags under our eyes and the heaviness of our hearts…

How often do we look up?

Today, I looked up.

And, today, I found rest.

He wants us to cry out to him in the middle of our daily craziness. He longs to hear from us always. He hears us. And He is the God who sees. He is the One who always watches over us and gives us exactly what we need when we need it.

But when we take a moment to look up and see Him, even if it’s only for 2 seconds before slumber sets in from the weary day, we find rest.

To look up is to remember who He is. It is taking time to praise Him not because of what He can do, but just because He is God. And He is faithful.

Look up, my friends.

Look up.





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