My eyes are continually toward the LORD, for He will free my feet from the snare. Psalm 25:15.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
When people pray they tend to lift their eyes up to Heaven or close their eyes and go within. Both are correct, I am with you and in you. Yours is the Kingdom and entrance is through your spirit but also I hear you from above. Heaven is above, not below. Heaven is always an elevation to a height that is above the world system. I give you hinds feet to run on your high places.
Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. James 1:16-17.
But whether upward or inward, there is one thing I tell you to do: Keep your eyes continually on Me. Why? I will always give you the answer you need just when you need it. I will always show you the best way to accomplish the result you are seeking. I will always lead you on the most direct route.
Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground. For the sake of Your name, O LORD, revive me. In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble. Psalm 14:10-11.
I make crooked ways straight.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and turn away from evil. Proverbs 3:5-7.
Your life should not be confusing, wearisome, and wearing. You are making things too complicated and trying to lift your own burdens. I am not the God of confusion but of peace. Simplify and glorify. Just keep your eyes on Me.
To You I lift up my eyes, O You who are enthroned in the heavens! Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, until He is gracious to us. Psalm 123:2.
Simplify by being a disciple, a disciple is a follower learning under a teacher who leads him until he becomes skillful. And be as sheep with a good Shepherd, follow wherever He leads you, eat what He gives you, and do whatever He tells you. Or like a little child, just know your Father is taking care of everything and you need only enjoy your life and play during the day. A little child’s life is care free because all his care is the responsibility of the parents.
When Jesus was about to begin His public ministry, My Word came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness, he came into all the district around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. This was to fulfill My Words to Isaiah, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make ready the way of the LORD, make His paths straight. Every ravine will be filled, and every mountain and hill will be brought low; the crooked will become straight, and the rough roads smooth; and all flesh will see the salvation of God.’” Luke 3:2-6.
My path is always the straight one. It is a narrow one but it leads you to a broad and wealthy place.
He brought me forth also into a broad place; He rescued me, because He delighted in me. Psalm 18:19.
People rode over our heads; we went through fire and water, but You brought us out into a wealthy place of abundance. Psalm 66:12.
My Son told you that the way was narrow to life, “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matthew 7:13-14.
I am not talking about going to Heaven here but the path of days of Heaven on earth, living the abundant life even now that My Son came to give you. If few find this narrow path, and it has the better result, why is that? They took their eyes off Me.
Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go. This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Joshua 1:7-8.. And I am My Word and My Word is the light to your path. And I tell you exactly how to find that path.
“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way where I am going.” Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. John 14:1-6.
Jesus, your good Shepherd will lead you in paths of righteousness for My Name’s sake. And that is where I tell you to put your eyes, on your good Shepherd, who is the author and finisher of your faith. The paths of righteousness are paths of faith. And faith in Me is faith in My Word.
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2.
Fix your eyes on Jesus, for He is salvation, and watch in love at what He does and you are to be doing the works He did and greater. What do I mean by that? Well, He is not physically on the earth now as He was when He called His first disciples and had them with him at all times but you have the accounts that the men who were with Him and close to Him wrote down for you by the inspiration of My Spirit, the Gospels. And Jesus is My Word and He is how I speak to you now. So keeping your eyes on Jesus is keeping them on My Word, and He is the author and perfecter of your faith and faith comes by hearing and hearing My Word concerning Christ. Everything was made by My Word, everything is sustained by My Word, and everything can be moved by My Word.
Keep on the path of My Word. Do not turn to the right or the left. And it comes back again to the vision I gave My prophet Isaiah of the Highway of Holiness on which the redeemed would walk crowned with joy as they enter Zion singing and shouting at so great a salvation. It is a HIGH way, the way where you keep yourself from any other ways than Mine, for My ways are higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts but I share them with you by My Words and My Spirit so that you can agree with them and take them as your own. No good thing do I withhold from those who seek Me with all their hearts.
And the Highway of Holiness is a wonderful way to live for the devil has no place there as My Spirit and My Word shut him out completely, but it is the narrow way of which Jesus spoke that only a few find. It is the way of self-denial to your own negative thoughts such as bitterness, worry, fear, depression, gossip, slander, malice, and lies. You cannot just let your mind wander onto negative and bitter thoughts and words. And if your eyes are strictly on Jesus He won’t let you walk in anything but newness of life.
I love you so much I even have give you the place to put your eyes. Jesus. And He leads you out with joy.
For He remembered His holy word with Abraham His servant; and He brought forth His people with joy, His chosen ones with a joyful shout. Psalm 105:42-43.