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So We Fix Our Eyes Not On What Is Seen

The other night, I walked outside to take my dog, Lucy, out to potty before we went to bed. It was around 9:30 PM, and it was already dark outside. I grabbed my flashlight so that we could see the path and waited for her to do her business.

While I was waiting, I glanced up at the sky and noticed one very bright star. I had noticed this same star the past few nights, and I wondered if this was actually Venus. In a few minutes, my eyes were adjusting, and I noticed more stars coming into view. The longer we stood there, the more stars I could see.

I was in awe of the Lord’s creation, and I took the time to let Him know how beautiful it was. We came back inside, and I kept thinking about the stars. A few stars were visible to me, but how many were there that I couldn’t see?

I’ve always found it fascinating when I saw photos of the moon, planets, stars, and galaxies that have been taken with powerful telescopes. It is so beautiful and foreign, and it is crazy that all of this exists without us being able to see it.

As a child, I’m sure you had to create the solar system like I did. Every planet was a different size, and some had rings, and others had moons. We read about them in our science books and saw the large spot on Jupiter and Saturn’s rings. I never questioned if Jupiter or Saturn was real, the science book said it was, so I believed it.

As a child, we believe in things we can’t see. Some of these things are real, like the stars and galaxies that can’t be seen by the eye. However, some of the things we believed in might have been conjured up by our parents, friends, etc. Think of the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and Santa Claus. We all believed in something we couldn’t see, but as we got older, we became more skeptical. The Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, and Santa Claus might have had something to do with us becoming skeptical.

I am always amazed how someone can believe that two stars collided and a big bang created the earth and life began. But they can’t believe what they read in the Bible about a loving, caring God who created the world and every living thing.

2 Corinthians 4:18

18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

To read the Bible and believe God’s word takes faith. I’ve “felt” the presence of God in my life, and I know that He is with me, guides me, and protects me. For me, believing in the Lord, even though I’ve never personally seen Him, is easy. It is way easier than seeing two things crash and a new world forming. The only thing that a crash creates in my house is a huge mess.

Joshua 24:15

15 And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

To GOD Goes The Glory!

Have A Blessed Day

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64 Comments

  1. Bonnie Hoover says:

    Right there with you!! Which makes more sense, an accidental explosion or a creative God? I’ll choose creation every time.

  2. Tania, your words are inspirational and I agree, we fix our eyes on what is unseen. Thank you for the beautiful reminder and for your beautiful witness of faith. I observe you to be, from your pictures and posts, beautiful inside and out and a powerful witness. Thank you for inspiring me!

  3. SHIRLEY MAGEE says:

    Yes, He is our Creator of all things! Thank you for your message

  4. Sharon Wilson says:

    Tania, thank you!

    You should consider writing a devotional.

  5. Cathy Alves says:

    Beautiful message. Have a blessed day
    Cathy Alves

  6. Great thought today. So thankful we believe in such a creator who made such a wonderful place for us. And best of all, his love for us and if we believe in Him, he forgive s our sins.

  7. “He counts the stars and knows them by name” Psalms 147:4
    I’m on day 42 of a 90 day Bible reading challenge. We read a portion of Psalms daily, and the significance of the scripture continuously amazes me!

  8. “As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.” One of my favorite verses of Scripture. Amen!

  9. Agree! Thank you! I always appreciate your Sunday message

  10. Beautiful! Out baffles me that people don’t believe in God…He is everywhere❤🙏❤ Happy Sunday❤

  11. Thanks Tania, you have a blessed day also.

  12. Thanks Tania, you have a b!messed day also.

  13. I often see something and wonder how people can say there isn’t a God

  14. Amen! We all to often take for granted how BLESSED we are!!

  15. Ginger Hiller says:

    Thank you for this message, Tania. You need to download the Sky View Lite app so you can really see the stars. It’s an amazing and free app. We live in a very rural area out in the country without any city lights, so we can always see so many stars. It’s amazing!

    1. I’ll go see if I can find that app. I love looking at the stars.

  16. Great post! Thank you.

  17. Thank you for this message
    I look forward to these types of posts 😊

  18. Krista Harendt Rogers says:

    AMEN!!!

  19. Roeli Lutz (Canadian) says:

    GREAT word Tania.

    Have a blessed week!

  20. I was thinking about this glorious earth we share with all that God has created a few days ago…and for a few seconds I contemplated it was all relative to science, but the Holy Spirit stirred my heart and soul, and I knew that only through God, and our Redeeming Savior Jesus can Faith, Hope, and Love of God and for each other can we can truly see.

    1. I love it when I can feel the Holy Spirit in my heart and soul.

  21. Love your post! It starts my day on a good note!

  22. Paula Diekhoff says:

    This was a great post about believing and faith.

  23. Thank you for another inspiring and thought provoking post. This is exactly why I subscribe! Thank you again !!

  24. Gloria Payne says:

    I so love this blog. Keep it up. I look forward to seeing it

  25. Feel the same. How can people not realize there is a God and the stars are just a fraction of His handiwork. When you see the evidence of His faithfulness in your life, you know there is a God who loves us. Praying the world sees this. I don’t know how anyone can go through this life without God!

  26. This post reminds me of:
    Psalm 19:1: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.” 🩵
    He is so gracious to reveal Himself to us in so many wonderful ways! 💛

  27. Lisa Lucas says:

    I am always amazed when I look at the stars. I try to remind myself nightly to slow down, take a few minutes to gaze at the stars, and just be thankful for the wondrous beauty all around (while waiting on my poodles to get their last evening run in).

  28. Pam Bowling says:

    Great devotion, Tania. It baffles me too that people can easily believe in a theory instead of God’s Word. God spoke this incredible world into existence. Psalm 19 says that even creation speaks of the existence of God. That verse speaks to those beautiful stars you saw that prompted your praise to God. Enjoy your week.

  29. So true. If you don’t read the Bible you can be indoctrinated to believe in evolution.

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  31. Love that!✝️🙏😍💜

  32. Deborah Leggett says:

    Amen! I too have felt the presence of the Lord. I’ve witnessed miracles. God is alive and loves us all! ❤️

  33. Jenniffer Groski says:

    We have the gift of free will which can also be a challenge! Choosing to fix our eyes on the unseen power and glory of God is something I have to do daily instead of relying on what I can see here. What a powerful weekly devotion Tania. God has truly given you a gift with this platform to share His Word!

    1. I’m thankful that the Lord uses this platform for His purposes.

  34. Faith is what carries me through my days. I say that I carry HIM in my back pocket. I so enjoy your posts ❤️

    1. Most people carry their phone in their back pocket. I like your way better.

      1. Amen too that! loved this post✝️ Thank you!

  35. Good article and so true

  36. I walk cards to the mailbox most mornings, its early before work. I try to just stop and look around me and take in Gods glory. ❤

    1. I love watching the sun come up over the mountains. It is majestic!

  37. Brenda Summersgill says:

    I enjoy your Sunday posts so much. They help me get the Lords Day started. Thank you

  38. Great post today! Too often we only believe in what we can see.

  39. I think we allow ourselves to get so busy that we forget to look up lol This is a great reminder to slow down and realize the beauty around us. When we were kids we would lay down on the yard and talk about how each cloud resembled a animal or whatever we thought it looked like. Great reminder today to stop and smell the roses. We serve a Mighty Savior! Thankful to serve the Lord!

    1. Rhoda, I still love to make animals out of the clouds. Lol!

  40. Cindy Kelly says:

    I love your Sunday posts. So inspiring!!! Thank you.

  41. Great post! I try to remember to give thanks to the Lord when I see something beautiful in nature like a rainbow.

    1. It is raining here, maybe I’ll get to see His rainbow promise later today.

  42. Thank you for reminding us to keep the faith!

  43. My atheist cousin whom I’m very good friends with believe in Neil Degrassio Tyson decided that the chicken came before the egg. I could care less how he came about this but I answered I already knew that because of creation. She proceeded to call me too smart to believe that crap. I have had very vivid dreams where I die for her so she can be saved. My children told me that I had to stop worrying and let God take over because he was the only one who could make a difference in her. It’s not a hate of religion but a hate of God. I love her no matter what but you can’t have an intelligent conversation with her which breaks my heart. But God is in charge.

    1. Your children are right, you can’t change her heart. But, you can live your life as an example for her, and let God do the rest.

  44. Kathy Rupff says:

    Tania, Thank you for this beautiful reminder. I just heard a message that mentioned that Jesus is called the Bright Morningstar, referring to Venus, always shining bright in the darkness, always with us. Amen! 🌟💕

    1. I love that; I’ll have to remember it each night as I look up.

  45. I look forward to your Sunday posts. They always give us something to think about.
    Enjoy the Super Bowl today.

  46. Beautiful! Loved your post today! Too often we focus on what we can see. I had the same reaction to a clear night sky not long ago. It was (and is) so mesmerizing to look at. And even when it’s cloudy out, we still know it’s there!

  47. I LOVED your post today! I believe also in things we cannot see and as for me and my house we will serve the Lord. Thank you for sharing this!