Looking For God’s Favor
“I will lift my eyes to you, the One enthroned in Heaven. Like a servant’s eye on his master’s hand, like a servant girl’s hand on her mistress’s hand, so our eyes are on the Lord our God until He shows us favor.”
– Psalm 123:1-2
At the beginning of this pandemic, one morning in my quiet time, God nudged me and impressed on me to read a Psalm a day. So, I began. That morning was Psalm 123, only four verses. You cannot always, nor should you, judge something by the length of its content but by its meaning and how it speaks to you.
We have all had children or grandchildren or one of the kids next door gives us “that” look. You know what I mean. It is that adoring look that leads us to respond in some fashion. Give them a hug, buy that piece of candy, or read them the book they are holding. During this crazy pandemic time, I don’t know about you, but I have given that LOOK to God many, many times. What is going on? What is your purpose? As in the last two verses of Psalm 123, the psalmist pleads, “Show us favor, Lord…”
After my early morning quiet time, I immediately begin my morning walk. What a pleasant morning with cool, clear skies, and a beautiful sunrise. We can worship God in many different ways: prayer, praise, service, being a witness–so many ways God shows us favor. For me, it is often through music, such as an old hymn that comes to mind from my childhood days, a praise song we sing on Sunday morning, and many times a song I hear on the radio.
Not too long into my walk, I heard a song through my headphones which are always tuned to some type of Christian music. The words caught my attention and I immediately checked the time on my watch. I wanted to be able to check the song list online when I got home and find the song to hear it again. This may be the shortest written devotion to date, because I want you to take seven (7) minutes and listen to the lady to whom God gave this song, “Joy is Not Cancelled.” Kim Collingsworth and her husband have three daughters and a son that make some beautiful music for the Lord. So I ask you to copy this link and paste it into your browser. She gives a short testimony and then sings this song written for today’s time. The song, as you will see, was first introduced on a special benefit for Samaritan’s Purse.
I pray this song blesses you as it did me.
Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUUQjAj9b60
First Baptist Broken Arrow