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Five Minute Friday: Look

October 18, 2012

Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and others for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.

Look

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My eyes are tired as I look to see what lies ahead.  Squinting as the sun shines brightly, It’s hard to see the road in front of me.  But I keep walking.  My footsteps are sure, because He keeps me on the straight and narrow. He keeps my foot from slipping as I navigate the uncertainty of twists and turns.

When I don’t have the answers, I look Up.  When My eyes cannot see in front of me, I look Up.  I look to the hills, for there I will find my help.  And there He stands, smiling with arms outstretched. And He says, “Look Up and See, I will show you the way!”

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
(Psalm 121:1-2)

Today I am choosing to look up?  Where are your eyes focused today?

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25 Comments

  • Reply Amy October 18, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Visiting from Lisa-Jo’s… what a gentle and beautiful call to look up today! This is one of my favorite Psalms. I’ll be thinking about this when my foot inevitably snags on something hard on the path today… thank you.

    • Reply Barbie October 19, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      Thank you for visiting Amy!

  • Reply Jennifer McAllister October 18, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Barbie,

    Beautiful imagery of trust in Him who makes our footsteps sure. Thank you for the lovely comment. And, thank you for having pictures of coffee everywhere. =D

    fmf neighbour, sister in Jesus, Jen
    Jennifer McAllister recently posted..FMF – LOOK; Facing Memory Day 18

    • Reply Barbie October 19, 2012 at 10:53 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by Jennifer!

  • Reply Diana Denis October 18, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    I am choosing to look up with you Barbie! I’m keeping them fixed on Him. Otherwise, I’ll sink.

    Singing: I will lift up my eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help. my help cometh from the Lord. The Lord who made heaven and earth…This song is taking me to dreamland tonight. Thank you. I bet it will be a peaceful night too:)

    • Reply Barbie October 19, 2012 at 10:53 pm

      Worshipping right along with you! I love this song!

  • Reply Alia Joy October 18, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I love that worship song, I lift my eyes up to the hilltops, where does my help come from. I love that when we look, we see.
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    • Reply Barbie October 19, 2012 at 10:54 pm

      Praying you have a blessed weekend Alia Joy! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply meredith October 18, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    We must always look up no matter our circumstances. He is always waiting for us. Love this. Thank you. One of my favorite psalms, as well.

    • Reply Barbie October 19, 2012 at 10:55 pm

      Thank you so much Meredith for stopping by. Keep looking up!

  • Reply richelle @ "our wrigt"-ing pad October 18, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    one of my favorite verses!

    so glad i stopped by for this 5mf!
    richelle @ “our wrigt”-ing pad recently posted..A 31 Day Grand Prix {day 19} – Five Minute Friday ~ Look

  • Reply Mary October 19, 2012 at 3:56 am

    Oh friend, thank you for the reminder of where I REALLY need to be looking.
    Mary recently posted..What you see when you really look…

    • Reply Barbie October 19, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      Praying He gives us eyes wide open to see Him and all His beauty! Have a blessed weekend.

  • Reply Beth @ My Destiny October 19, 2012 at 4:23 am

    Looking up is really the only safe way to travel for us isn’t it friend? Thank you for the reminder today.

    I’m sorry I haven’t had time to visit. I only have 14 more days of the corn maze. Hallelujah!

    Love,
    Beth
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    • Reply Barbie October 19, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      Oh and I’ve missed you, but I totally understand. Praying you have a blessed weekend!

  • Reply denise October 19, 2012 at 5:43 am

    Amen, amen.
    denise recently posted..Five Minute Friday/Look

  • Reply Ro elliott October 19, 2012 at 6:06 am

    What a great way to start my day…I love the scripture…now I am going with my eyes looking up…to see His face…from where my help does come from. Happy Friday~

    • Reply Barbie October 19, 2012 at 10:59 pm

      Have a blessed weekend my friend!

  • Reply Paula Barnett October 19, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Looking, Barbie! Loving all that I see! For all I see is God & God’s glory!
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    • Reply Barbie October 19, 2012 at 10:59 pm

      Amen Paula! His beauty is everywhere.

  • Reply charis October 19, 2012 at 11:15 am

    yes, i will look up to Him… just thinking this last night while jogging – to stop looking at the ground and look up at the beautiful sunset He made.
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    • Reply Barbie October 19, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      Fixing my gaze, right along with you my friend!

  • Reply Nancy @ Pilgrim Wanderings October 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Visiting from FMF. Great reminders! All too easy to lose focus on what – and Who – truly matters.
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    • Reply Barbie October 19, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      So true Nancy! Thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply Becky Neville October 20, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Stopping by from 5 minute Friday. ~lovely post~

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