God Thou Seest Me
What a wonderful truth to know and remember! Hagar knew it and remembered it. She also looked to the Lord. She called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me? She was in the wilderness, she had no place to go. Without God we are all in a wilderness too. God told her where to go and she went. Have you looked to Him and are you going where He wants you to go? Looking to God and obeying Him is what we do when we have faith in Him. Faith that falls short of obeying Him is not faith at all.
Genesis 16:6: But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face. 7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. 8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai*s maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai. 9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands. 10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude. 11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction. 12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man*s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. 13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?
Psalms 32:8: I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
Proverbs 5:21: For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.
Job 34:21: For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings.
Proverbs 15:3: The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
Jeremiah 16:17: For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes.
Jeremiah 32:19: Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:
2 Chronicles 16:9: For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.
Zechariah 4:10: For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.
Does the knowledge that God*s eyes are upon you make you nervous and afraid or does it give you delight and peace and joy? And are you looking unto Him?
Hebrews 12:1: Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Jude 1:21: Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.