Psalms – Prayers of Honesty and Praise
Psalm 141There is an old song, “I Only Have Eyes For You”, by the Flamingos, that is rattling around in my weird brain this morning as I read our next psalm. It goes like this with a lot of Sha bop sha bop’s in between the lyrics which is the precursor to the sound of the Pentatonix! (Maybe.)
My love must be a kind of blind love
I can’t see anyone but you
Sha bop sha bop
Sha bop sha bop
Are the stars out tonight
I don’t know if it’s cloudy or bright
I only have eyes for you dear
Sha bop sha bop (Imagine synchronized dancing here.)
Psalm 141 eyes on youThe moon may be high
Sha bop sha bop
But I can’t see a thing in the sky
I only have eyes for you
I don’t know if we’re in a garden
Or on a crowded avenue
Sha bop sha bop
You are here
Sha bop sha bop
And so am I
Sha bop sha bop
Maybe millions of people go by
But they all disappear from view
And I only have eyes for you…
THIS is the kind of love that belongs in our intimate, growing, focused relationship with Jesus Christ! If we only have our eyes on Him, focused on Him, following His Holy Spirit’s voice of guidance we turn our eyes from the evil trying to trap us so easily. We are more alert to anything that is not of God with eyes only on God.
Psalm 141, The Message
A David Psalm
Psalm 141 31-2 God, come close. Come quickly!
Open your ears—it’s my voice you’re hearing!
Treat my prayer as sweet incense rising;
my raised hands are my evening prayers.
3-7 Post a guard at my mouth, God,
set a watch at the door of my lips.
Don’t let me so much as dream of evil
or thoughtlessly fall into bad company.
And these people who only do wrong—
don’t let them lure me with their sweet talk!
Psalm 141 4May the Just One set me straight,
may the Kind One correct me,
Don’t let sin anoint my head.
I’m praying hard against their evil ways!
Oh, let their leaders be pushed off a high rock cliff;
make them face the music.
Like a rock pulverized by a maul,
let their bones be scattered at the gates of hell.
8-10 But God, dear Lord,
I only have eyes for you.
Since I’ve run for dear life to you,
take good care of me.
Protect me from their evil scheming,
from all their demonic subterfuge.
Let the wicked fall flat on their faces,
while I walk off without a scratch.
Psalm 141 my eyesFROM THE HEART…
This weekend in Santa Cruz, Bolivia (and in other parts of the world), evil will come out of hiding to do it’s best work in and through people over the next four days. Innocent people will be hurt by it. Children will be left unattended to roam the streets. Drugs and alcohol will flow. Eyes will turn away from God and all that is holy to do evil with it’s schemes and partying.
Where are our eyes? Who do we look to first? How will be cope when other’s eyes are focused on evil? What do we say? Do we run from it? Do we hide out and hope for the best? Do we help others avoid it? These are the questions I am pondering this morning.
My eyes are on God, only on God. My heart belongs to God. My soul rests in God alone. My mind is focused on Jesus and what He told us to be. I only have eyes for you, Lord. Thank you for your eyes always being on me.
In Jesus Name, Amen

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Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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