The Divine Lookout

Are you on the lookout for a certain item at all times? Some of us are always quick to notice a good recipe while others gravitate toward a great coupon, a super bargain, or maybe a giveaway or an e-book temporarily offered for free.

Some of us also stay alert for less tangible things like a recommendation for an amazing book or tips on a particular area of interest. Since I’ve started blogging, I’m always on the lookout for new material for blog posts. In fact, my family and friends now live with the reality that some of their interactions with me might just make their way to the blog :)

But we’re not the only ones on the lookout. God is on the lookout, too. He’s on the lookout for people. He is our Divine Lookout.

Consider these scriptures to see who He searches for:

“‘. . . who is he who will devote himself to be close to me?’ declares the LORD.” Jeremiah 30:21b

“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’” Isaiah 6:8a

“For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9a

And we must not forget the parables in Luke 15 about the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the prodigal son—all of which illustrate God’s continual efforts to go after and save the lost or to scan the horizon, waiting with open arms to welcome a returning child.

Where do each of us fall in the sights of the Divine Lookout? Are we among those who are lost, who have never given our hearts to Him in faith, or is He watching for us because we have strayed away? Maybe He’s seen that we are fully committed to Him, and He stands ready to imbue us with His strength. Or possibly we’re the ones who will answer His call for devotion or go in His name to the place where He sends us.

Let’s never hide from the Divine Lookout. Let’s always be ready to be found or answer His call. There’s no better place to be than with Him.

“You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” Psalm 16:11

*Flickr photo by Dave Morrow’s Custom Creations, Creative Commons License


  1. I really appreciate your post it goes along with what God has been dealing with me about. Thank you for your obedience to be used.

    Glenda Parker

  2. Love the Ps 16 beautiful!

  3. Thank you, Cheryl, for letting em stop by your site today. I found you via another blogger.

    Good reminders of where our focus is, and should be. I like the idea of a Divine Lookout.

    Thanks. May God richly bless your ministry for his glory!

    Jennifer Dougan

  4. Hello Cheryl,

    Nice to meet you too. :) Yes, I agree, thinking of ourselves as God’s children refreshes me too.

    Thanks for stopping by my site too.

    Jennifer Dougan

  5. Glenda and Jennifer, always exciting to have new folks visit and introduce themselves. Thanks! And Kay, I always love hearing from you! :)

  6. So true… looking for material everywhere. God’s witness is all around us; I just need to take the time to look, listen, and receive the blessings of his presence.


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