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The Weekend Brew: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

 Teach me, O Lord, to follow your decrees;
then I will keep them to the end.
Give me understanding, and I will keep your law
and obey it with all my heart.
Direct me in the path of your commands,
for there I find delight.
Turn my heart toward your statutes
and not toward selfish gain.
Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
preserve my life according to your word.
(Psalm 119:33-37)

I am tired of chasing the ways of the world.  Of trying to live my life for anything less than my eternal reward.  This is my prayer, Lord, that You would turn my eyes away from worthless thing.  May all that I do bring praise and glory to Your Name alone.

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.

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9 Comments

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    Cindy Bultema
    April 21, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Amen, Barbie, Amen! 🙂

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    Shari @ Leaving A Legacy
    April 21, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Barbie~ I am in complete agreement with your post. Seeking what God wants is all that matters. I love this song. I will be singing it in my head as I go to sleep. Have a good week!

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    Charina
    April 22, 2012 at 2:56 am

    Amen! This is beautiful Barbie and so true.

    Just posted something similar to this and linked it to yours….Thank you!

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    Shelly Miller
    April 22, 2012 at 4:46 am

    I am right there with you Barbie. Asking Him to keep me focused on what is lasting and needful and discard the rest. It’s a good place to be. Happy Sunday friend.

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    Joan
    April 22, 2012 at 5:21 am

    I join you in this prayer, Barbie.  Blessings!

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    Child of God
    April 22, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Beautiful! Turn my eyes away from the world and keep them on You Jesus. Jesus, to live only with Jesus in our view. 

    Amen!

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    Sherrey Meyer
    April 22, 2012 at 10:04 am

    I too am tired of chasing the world, and the verse from this hymn resonates with me today especially.  Thanks, Barbie, for always reminding me of my place as His Child.

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    Anonymous
    April 22, 2012 at 10:25 am

    lovely…one of my favorite hymns…Happy Sunday, Barbie 🙂

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    Patsy Paterno
    April 23, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Amen! May all I do bring glory to His name! It’s good to read reminders and receive encouragement! I love it that we can all support one another even if we live so far apart! 
    Patsy 

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