Eyes Lifted Up

1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)

 9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

In the Land of Grace, there lived a young woman in her mid-twenties. She was often accused of living in a fantasy world. Not that she conjured up unrealistic thoughts, but there was a spirit of freedom this young woman possessed. One afternoon as she sat by the Oak tree in her backyard, journaling and listening to music, she had an encounter. She realized that she was indeed different from many of her friends, associates, and young adults her age. When they were going along with the flow, she would sit back and observe. You see this young woman walked in the authority that God proclaimed that she would. She would sit day after day in her free time, enjoying the beautiful creations God spoke into existence. The moon, stars, birds, animals, trees, plants, and the vast other products of God's work. As she sat, her eyes were lifted up to the sky. She would day dream by looking at the clouds, all the while forming different shapes and images out of the clouds.

Her name is Aynekal. She knew she was special. There was a feeling she had from a little toddler. One in which, she could feel the goose bumps on her arms as she sang praises unto the Lord. It was as if the Spirit of God touched her one day, and from that moment, she never felt the same. A since of peace and direction found her. Although she did not make all of the right decisions, for some reason, there was a since of belonging not to the World she lived in, but to something higher. Something she could not see, but could feel the presence of each day. In times of bliss, trouble, trials, tests, and freedom, the presence was there. It was so good to know that even if Aynekal could not depend on people, she could depend on the every present comfort as she sat with her eyes lifted up.

Dear Lord:
Protect those who are facing difficulty with knowing which decision to make for their life and their families. Give them a fresh revelation that can come only from You. Free them from the guilt of feeling rejected by those who don't understand the plight. The plight to improve the quality of life in all aspects imaginable. Lord restore the dreams and plans that You have planted in your people. Let them be wise in making decisions and selfless in doing Your will. As they lift up their eyes to You, may You impart an anointing that no one can take away, but marvel in Your goodness, grace, and mercy. In Jesus' Name! Amen.

Eyes Lift Up,



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