Psa 33:18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;
Fearing the Lord means to be always in awe of Him, to be in love with Him and to always depend on His grace and mercy. When we delight in the fear of the Lord, we will delight in the Word of God. When we delight in the Word, He will bless us and make us succeed in everything we do: He will even make us succeed in our failures and despite our failures and shortcomings.
Last night in a time of prayer the Lord revealed that all the members of our family were kept safe through the past year as the eye of the Lord was upon us. The eye of the Lord was upon us as He revealed that “we were fixed on Him as the teeth are sticking to the gums.” He confirmed that therefore our older daughter escaped death by the skin of her teeth.
We must lay hold of the hope that is set before us or the hope that is written about in the Word. We must bite it into that hope with clenched jaws, our teeth never letting go like a pitbull takes hold of a hunted prey. A pitbull’s behaviour is described as “ bite, hold and shake”. Similarly, we must pray and bite, hold and shake in the name of Jesus, our faithful Master. . We must never, never, never, never let go of our hope in His mercy. When we get a " pitbull " grip on His Word, it will keep us from the pit. At the same time, our mouths must be muzzled so that we do not speak what displeases the Lord and offends others. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d8/Pit_bull_restrained.jpg
Prateep V Philip