Psalm 16:8 – I have set the LORD always before me;
Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.
(Gaze of the soul- inward fixation of the heart)
In life depending on where you look to, depending on whom you look up to- where your gaze is will determine who you are. Where your gaze is will dictate how you will navigate through this life.
How we look at the world around us rests on where our gaze is. There is a way you will never respond to life if your gaze is on the precious Lamb of God.
The Son, Jesus Christ did nothing apart from that which He saw His father do. He is also our Father.-The Word calls us children of God How about us His sons what do we do?
“Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel. (John 5:19-20)
He showed what we ought to do; to have our gaze continually at the Father. It is written so that we can take it and do it. Think about this, even Jesus, The Son of God, who was not only fully Man but also fully God. ( He knew who He was-the very God) He depended so much on the Father. All He ever did was because He saw the Father in Heaven do.
All who look to Him are saved, all who look to Him are made whole. We are transformed by gazing at Him, by looking to Him, and we are changed to be like Him.
When you gaze at him there is no fear. When you continuously look to Him you move ahead without worry, without anxiety. Life around you may be crazy but with our gaze stuck at Him we go with His report. To make it in this sojourn on earth, we have to consciously fix our stare on Him. To see what he is doing and to see what He is saying.
– ( Habakkuk watched to see what God would say to him,)It all sounds so easy but we rarely do that.
He is perfect goodness and He is complete and when you behold Him you take from all that He has.
Set Him always before you.
Direct your eyes at Him, see Him.
Take your attention to Jesus Christ.
Behold the Lamb of God.
Do it over and over till it’s all you do.
Till it’s becomes a part of you, till He makes you like Him.
I would emphasize this one committal, this one great volitional act which establishes the heart’s intention to gaze forever upon Jesus. God takes this intention for our choice and makes what allowances He must for the thousand distractions which beset us in this evil world. He knows that we have set the direction of our hearts toward Jesus, and we can know it too, and comfort ourselves with the knowledge that a habit of soul is forming which will become after a while a sort of spiritual reflex requiring no more conscious effort on our part. A.W Tozer-Pursuit of God