Observation (What does it say?)
Application (What does it say to me?)
S - Psalm 121:8 “The LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”
O - Nothing escapes the watchful eyes of God.
A - The phrase “coming and going” caught my eye this morning. Those three words quite simply sum up our lives generally and specifically on a daily basis as well as illustrating the bigger picture from the day we were born to the day we die. We seem to be either “coming” or “going” all our lives - to or from school, home, church and work. We “go” to or “come” from various activities within each of those categories - meetings, gathering, commitments, assignments, classes and errands.
Within our homes, we travel to and from chores, rooms and multiple daily distractions as we check off To Do Lists. “Coming and going” shows up in our speech with phrases like - “Where are you coming from?” and “Are you going with them or coming with me?” We rarely cease from one or the other and sometimes the pace picks up and is on the verge of being frantic. That makes me think of those commercials that are shown in fast forward of people scurrying about. Airports are all about coming and going as are bus terminals and cruises, vacation and business trips.
How wonderful to know and be assured that in the midst of all my bustling and preparations to either “go” or “come”, God is watching over me, protecting and offering His help and guidance when I ask. On the flip side, I need to also be aware of HIs watchful eye when I’m not making the right choices and living as if He doesn’t see me. The more aware I am of His presence in my life, the more I’ll live as a true Christ follower. My “comings and goings” will be Spirit directed and purposeful. I will regret less and rejoice more!
P - Such a great reminder and assurance this morning that I am never out of Your sight, Father. Thankful!