The Lord watches over all who love Him. Psalm 145:20
Other words for watch in different versions are preserves, protects, & keeps.
I saw this Scripture on facebook and I instantly thought of how much time I am spending following a crawling baby turned toddler around the house, keeping her away from danger; that’s part of my watching. Not letting her touch power points, not letting her out on the deck unsupervised where there’s an annoying magpie hanging around, not letting her climb up furniture she could fall off, not letting her play in the toilet something she tries to do multiple times a day, the list goes on.
I thought I would look up a few Scriptures of how God keeps watch over us.
Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His mercy, Psalm 33:18
• Psalm 17:8: “Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings”.
• For the LORD’s portion is his people,
Jacob his allotted inheritance.
• 10 In a desert land he found him,
in a barren and howling waste.
He shielded him and cared for him;
he guarded him as the apple of his eye,
2 Chronicles 16:9
For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are inclined to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
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As humans we were made for love and connection and to be acknowledged. The other day I got my 13 month old up, I fed her food, I gave her water, and then I plonked her down to play but I hadn’t actually cuddled with her and talked to her and loved on her and within a few minutes she was quite grizzly. Apparently she just needed to climb up onto my lap, snuggle with me and tell me a sentence in baby language of complete waffle but once she had been heard she was quite happy to go and play.
It reminds me of a story of one of the old French Kings who wanted to do an experiment about love so he took a bunch of orphaned babies and kept them in cribs. Their needs were attended to, they would be changed and fed but never spoken to cuddled and eventually each one of them died.
There’s this prayer in Ephesians about God strengthening us to receive His love that we would know the height and the width and the depth and we would have Supernatural strength to perceive it.
I pray all sorts of Scriptures about all sorts of other things but for some reason it never clicked in my head to actually pray this. Sometimes we wonder what prayer will actually do, yet I know it does things because I’ve seen it, I just never thought to pray it to be strengthened to receive Gods love, but that’s what He says we need.
So we start praying to be strengthened to receive Gods love and then we just start writing scriptures out about God’s love to lay a foundation.