Psalm 25:15 - How to Give God Your Attention.

Psalm 25:15 (NLT) My eyes are always on the 
Lord, for he rescues me from the traps of my 

Psalm 25:15 (NCV) My eyes are always looking 
to the LORD for help. He will keep me from any 

Psalm 25:15 (TLB) My eyes are ever looking 
to the Lord for help, for he alone can rescue 


   When you were in junior high school, was 
there someone you thought about all the time who 
was totally oblivious to you? Its hard to 
imagine that someone who occupied so much of your 
thoughts could hold no space for you in their own 
mind. But its happened to most of us at some 
point, and it can be a painful experience.  
   Imagine how God must feel when he cant 
get your attention. The Bible says hes 
constantly thinking about you. It must hurt him when 
you dont give him space in your thoughts 
throughout the day. 
   God wants your attention! But how do you 
give it to him? One way is this: When you pray 
about something over and over, you give him your 
   One of the reasons God had particular 
affection for King David is because David gave God his 
attention all the time. David said, "My eyes are 
always looking to the LORD for help. He will keep 
me from any traps" (Psalm 25:15 NCV). That 
means David was persistent in prayer. 
   Like King David, you face unexpected 
traps every day. God is the only one who knows 
them in advance, and persistent prayer is the 
best way to steer clear of them.  
   When youre going up a mountain road, 
its always helpful to be able to anticipate 
whats ahead. But if you're stuck behind a slow 
truck and can't see around the curve ahead, the 
trip is frustrating. At that moment, how helpful 
would a helicopter be to give you the all 
clear to pass? 
   God is like that helicopter. He can see 
what you can't see. He can see the traps you're 
going to have this week, this month, and this 
year. If you will give him your attention and 
focus, hell go ahead of you and show you how to 
avoid all of the traps. 
   The Bible says, "Seek the LORD and his 
strength; seek his presence continually!" (Psalm 105:4 
ESV) How often should you seek God? Continually. 
Prayer is not something to be checked off a list. 
It is an ongoing conversation. 
   Be persistent in your prayer. Keep 
seeking God for his direction and help. Dont stop 
talking to him! He loves your attention, and he is 
ready and waiting to answer your prayers. [Daily 
Devotional by Rick Warren: 


   It's difficult enough trying to grab a 
quiet few minutes with God and His Word. But 
sometimes it feels like you're running through an 
obstacle course of distractions to get there. You 
head toward your Bible or the Bible app on your 
iPad, but find yourself checking Facebook first. 
Or the headlines. Or the latest sports scores. 
Or something totally unrelated to anything! Or 
maybe you think a cup of coffee will help your 
concentration, which leads to a snack - and before you know 
it, the time has flown and you have to move into 
your day without seeking the Lord.  
   Life has always been full of 
distractions. But we truly need to connect with the Lord 
and His Word every day. That's why today's 
Scripture gives such an effective reminder when 
distractions keep sidetracking us: "My eyes are ever on 
the LORD, for only he will release my feet from 
the snare." If we keep our eyes on Him, He won't 
allow us to become tripped up or entangled in 
   Amen, Lord! I have spent too much time 
filling my mind with worthless distractions and the 
empty ways of this temporary world. Turn my heart! 
Draw my attention. Rule my heart. I need to spend 
time in Your presence, feeling Your nearness and 
listening for Your voice. [A Spectacle of Glory by 
Joni Eareckson Tada and Larry Libby] 

   My family once was pet-sitting a friend's 
hamster. One night, and we still have absolutely no 
idea how, Houdini the hamster escaped his 
escape-proof home and was loose in our house. 
Unfortunately, we had traps set in various places for mice. 
I'm sure you can tell this story doesn't have a 
happy ending. The furry guy is in a better place 
now. At least that's what we're telling 
   If you're not paying attention, you can 
find yourself caught in the Enemy's snares the 
same way. One minute you're scrolling through 
Facebook, enjoying seeing pictures of your old 
friend's Hawaiian vacation, and the next you're 
resenting the fact that your day at the waterpark with 
your kids can't compare. Next thing you know, 
there's an empty Doritos bag next to the empty pint 
of Cherry Garcia ice cream. 
   When we focus on what we don't have, 
especially if we compare ourselves to others who seem 
to have what we want, then we're walking into a 
trap. Instead, we must keep our eyes on the Lord, 
knowing that he guides our steps and will lead us 
around the minefield of comparison, envy, and 
covetousness planned by the Enemy. God always provides a 
way through those traps, but we have to focus on 
   Today avoid the Enemy's snares by keeping 
your eyes on God and his abundant blessings in 
your life. 
   Jesus, I'm not taking my eyes off you 
today. You are my shepherd and you will guide me 
safely through the temptations waiting ahead of me. 
[Daily Power by Craig Groeschel] 


   I am the Eternal I AM; I always have 
been, and I always will be. In My Presence you 
experience Love and Light, Peace and Joy. I am 
intimately involved in all your moments, and I am 
training you to be aware of Me at all times. Your 
assignment is to collaborate with Me in this training 
   I have taken up residence within you; I 
am central in your innermost being. Your mind 
goes off in tangents from its holy Center, time 
after time. Do not be alarmed by your inability to 
remain focused on Me. Simply bring your thoughts 
gently back to Me each time they wander. The 
quickest way to redirect your mind to me is to 
whisper My Name. (Exodus 3:14; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 
Psalm 25:14-15) [Jesus Calling by Sarah Young] 


Psalm 105:4 - Seek God And His Strength 



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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