Keep Your Eyes Open for God

It wasn’t true north!

When they plotted our street, the builders wanted to squeeze in another house. They borrowed a few feet from each neighbor and shifted each one East. Our inside corner lot is narrow at the street with a wide backyard. We sit at the top of a hill.

My verse and devotions both spoke about hill country.

Psalms 105:11, “Namely, ‘I give you the land. Canaan is your hill-country inheritance.’ ” The Message

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Joshua 17:18, “The forested hill country…will be yours.” 

“Even if the tribes of Israel had realized what treasures awaited them in the hills above, they would never have dreamed it would be possible to actually harvest the thick forests.” Streams in the Desert, February 13

There are no trees to harvest on our land. Yet, God wants me to search for treasure and develop the land. (I plan, David develops.) 😉

Pulling up a topographical map of our city, I zoomed in on our street. I switched to the satellite view in google maps. That’s when I saw it.

What I thought was north is actually northwest. True north goes through the corner of our garage to the small tree out front. I was planning on planting a windbreak in the wrong place!

We should landscape my home for the view coming up the street. As I went about my work, I dreamed of a new plan.

Everyone has to work. But if we keep our eyes open, God will show us things throughout the day.

Psalms 104:23, “Meanwhile, men and women go out to work, busy at their jobs until evening.” The Message

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Psalms 105:3, “…Live a happy life!” The Message

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Psalms 105:4, “Keep your eyes open for God, watch for his works; be alert for signs of His presence.” The Message

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