One of the barking commands often heard during practice is, "LOOK UP!" The reason? A player must be very aware of the surroundings as he/she dribbles down the court. Looking down instead of up is sure to bring on a sorrowful steel causing an unsettling fear and perhaps a dose of worry too!
As sportmoms we may have to LOOK UP to our athlete as they grow taller and taller. In order to stay in touch, we must tilt our heads back to gaze into their eyes, command their attention and be in communication with them. God's Word has some encouraging thoughts for us regarding this subject. There we find that to LOOK UP was necessary in many instances for a plethora of reasons. Here are a few . . .
- The SORROW of being blind and the faith it would take to be healed precluded Jesus' LOOK UP directive.
- The FEAR that overtook Job after so many life losses included this same LOOK UP response.
- The WORRY that consumed King David was dispelled as he proclaimed his faith in the maker of the hills.
To LOOK UP into the eyes of our living God requires a strong measure of FAITH. Along with David, we can re-direct our sorrow, fear or worry by opening the window of our soul and simply gazing upon Him.
"My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up." Psalm 5:3 KJV
SORROW LOOKS BACK - WORRY LOOKS AROUND - FEAR LOOKS FORWARD
. . . but FAITH LOOKS UP!
Blessings . . . as you LOOK UP in faith.
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