Does Your Playlist Keep Your Eyes on Jesus? by Miriam

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

I have a playlist on my phone of songs that help me keep my eyes on Jesus. The playlist is actually titled, “Keep My Eyes on Jesus” and is full of songs that point me to Jesus. If something is troubling me or causing me to lose sight of the Lord, I quickly tap that list and songs that remind me of who God is and His faithfulness start filling the air around me. One of those songs is “I Lift My Eyes” by Laura Story.

Recently I was burdened in my heart about something and was just talking to the Lord about how I saw things and what I thought needed to happen. I was in my car and hit my “Keep My Eyes on Jesus” playlist and “I Lift My Eyes” came on. When the song got to the part where it says:

My help comes from
The one who formed my heart
The one whose promise is forever

The words, “the one who formed my heart” just jumped out at me. I thought, “Lord, you formed my heart. You know exactly how I’m feeling. More than that, You know exactly what needs to happen in this situation and what is best.” Because music is a big part of me, God often uses it to speak truth to my heart. At this moment, He used this song to remind me to trust Him — the One who formed my heart.

Spending time daily in God’s word and in prayer is always the best way to keep your eyes on Jesus, but it never hurts to have other things that help you, too. For me, it’s music. This world is full of distractions that will snatch our eyes off of Jesus in a split second. What helps you keep your eyes on Jesus?

No comments yet

Comments are closed