A Daily Word from the Word for Wednesday, April 23, 2014
“My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for He shall pluck my feet out of the net.” – Psalm 25:15
Are you tired from struggling to get out of your situation, my brother? Can’t seem to breathe in your current condition, my sister? Then let us claim the promise of the Lord that He will pluck us from the net!
Webster defines a “net” as “an entrapping device or situation.” What situation, relationship, mindset, attitude, condition, tradition, or emotion has you trapped, family? It’s time to break free! It’s time to get loosed! Today is the day to take our focus off of the net which has us hemmed in, and to refocus on our Father who is waiting to pluck us out!
The Hebrews word for “eyes,” as used in this verse, is ayin (pr. ah-yin), which means “affliction, think” (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance). What are you thinking about these days, my brother? Have your thoughts bound you with the preoccupation of your situation, my sister? Or have you set your thoughts on higher things? Our Divine Thinker declares “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8-9). We are to lift our eyes up to the hills from where our strength comes from, as our strength comes from the Lord (Psalm 121: 1-2).
Our eyes should be “ever” steadfastly focused on the Lord, where ever (tamiyd, pr. taw-meed), is “to stretch, constant, sacrifice, perpetual.” As we sacrifice to stretch to the Lord, He will stretch over us like a tent. Isaiah 40:22 testifies of this truth as it gives us the assurance that our faithful and protective Father “stretches the heavens, out like a canopy, and stretches them out like a tent for His people to live in.”
As we motion toward the Lord with our eyes, and stretch forth our focus, our thoughts upon Him, He will break us out of our situation! The Hebrew word for “pluck” is yatsa (pr. yaw-tsaw), which means to “break out.”
Do you need your Daddy to break you out of your self-imposed jail cell, family? Then motion for Him to come to your rescue. The prophet Micah declares that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Breaker! He carries with Him the breaker anointing to break us out! “The One who breaks open will come up before them; they will break out, pass through the gate, and go out by it; their king will pass before them, with the Lord at their head” (Micah 2:13).
Are you ready for your Father to break you out of your bedlam, my brother? Are you eagerly waiting for your Perfect Parent to pluck you out of your predicament, my sister? Me too! Let’s come undone as we gaze into the eyes of the One Who created us for such a time as this!
Father, we repent for getting ourselves into a situation that has entrapped us. Forgive us for focusing on ourselves and our circumstances, rather than focusing on and putting our trust in You. Forgive us for getting entangled and ensnared from the opinions and advice of people, when we should have been securing our portion with Your Word. Help us, Holy God! Break us out of our predicament! Deliver us from that false mindset! Free us from religion and tradition! Break bias off of us! Release us from racism! In Jesus Name, we thank You that we are free, because whom the Son sets free is free indeed! (John 8:36).
Take action! Challenge your thinking! Choose to stop focusing on your situation, and start focusing on your solution, Who is Jesus Christ. Stop wallowing in “woulda-coulda-shoulda,” and start stretching yourself toward your break-through. Refuse to be bound by the tangles of regrets; and instead, be set free by forgiveness through repentance. And continue to fight the good fight of continually keeping your eyes toward the Lord; for God, your Ultimate Catch, has already given you the victory!
If you have never received Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, I encourage you to do it today, right now, by saying this prayer out loud: “Jesus, forgive me for my sins. I am sorry. I truly desire to be saved and reconciled back to God, my Father, through You. I receive Your sinless Blood as payment in full for my sins—past, present, and future. I now call You my Lord and Savior, and invite You to live within my heart, and to permanently live within me. I make You Lord over me and over my life from this moment on. Amen.” Congratulations! You are now a child of God, made whole and made new, by the Blood of Jesus Christ!
God tells us that we are blessed to be a blessing (Genesis 12:2). Be a blessing to someone by sending them this word of encouragement. If God did not already put someone in your spirit and on your heart that needs to read this uplifting message from above, simply ask your Heavenly Father who to bless on today. Forward this message right now by email, facebook, or twitter.
Jesus is coming soon!
May God Bless you and keep you always.
With warmest regards,
And, in service of The Most High King,
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All references to Hebrew and Greek words and meanings, unless otherwise noted, are taken from the New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance © 1990 by Thomas Nelson Publishing. All dictionary references are taken from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary © 2014, unless otherwise noted.