I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you. – 

Psalm 32:8–9 (ESV)

The longer you know someone, the more in tune with them you become. After 13 years of marriage, my wife and I can communicate a lot without ever saying a word. In fact, like this passage discusses, sometimes we “counsel” each other with our eyes!

God wants to have such a close relationship
with us that He can direct us with a glance.
A couple things are required for that kind of relationship though…

God has to be looking at you.

We know this is always the case. Psalm 136 reminds us there’s nowhere we can flee from His presence. His eyes are always on us. Our days are numbered and our tears are bottled up. He knew about us and was forming us before our parents had any idea we were on the way!

You have to be looking at God.

This is the only questionable part of the relationship. We know God’s eyes are on us, but are our eyes on Him? Are you talking to God through prayer? Are you daily taking time to hear from Him through His Word? Are you surrounding yourself with Godly people? Those are all ways we can keep our eyes on Him and our hearts tuned to His will.

Don’t force God to force you, like a horse with bit and bridle. The goal is to live a life so in tune with God that all He has to do is glance at you and you know where to go and what to do!

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