Monday, August 24, 2009

August 24, 2009 ~ The Eye in the Sky

Know always that God is watching you and wanting you to do well.

Today's Scripture:

The Lord is constantly watching everyone, and he gives strength to those who faithfully obey him.

2 Chronicles 16:9

Some cities like Fayetteville, Raleigh and others are implementing a new program at traffic lights. Cameras at intersections take pictures of the license plates of cars running red lights. Then the car owners automatically get tickets in the mail. The message from the police force is clear: "We're watching you." The same thing is true in many department and grocery stores - surveillance cameras keep an electronic eye on customers.

As powerful as electronic eyes are, they're nothing compared with God. If you were raised in church, you probably know a few songs about God's eyes being on you. It would be easy to get into the frame of mind that God is like a traffic cop or surveillance camera - just waiting to catch you being bad. Entertainer Mark Lowry counters this attitude. He tells his audiences that God doesn't watch his people to see if he can catch them doing wrong; he watches because he is in love with his people. "God's eyes are constantly on you," Lowry, exclaims. "He can't take his eyes off you because he loves you so much."

God is watching. But not to condemn. God's eyes go throughout the world, and he looks for those with character and faithfulness.

God watches you so he can find just the right ways to use your faithful heart and committed outlook in his world.

He could do the job alone, but he wants to employ you to help.

Selah people' and Friends God's eyes are watching you today. As he sees you obeying him, he'll continue to fill your life with his strength, power, and love.

"May we grow in Christ to the point that we not willfully sin. No one is perfect and we all will make mistakes but remember God wants each of us to succeed. Strive to be committed to have Him catch you doing something good."

Your pastor,

Rev Patrick Muston ~ Via Mobile Mount Olive, NC

Audio Sermon link for August 23, 2009 can be found on our media site below...


Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-12

Note: this week's special music is our hymn of invitation: Draw Me Nearer

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