Oh how I pray I could look Jesus straight in His eyes tonight. While I am here on earth, developing endurance for this race of faith.
As I pray, that subtle yet unmistakable God-breathed wind flows through my soul. Such love empties from Christ when He sees me looking to Him.
Have you looked into the eyes of Jesus?
When I read about Peter wanting to build an altar at the Mount of Transfiguration, in my heart I shout, “Me too, Peter, why not stay longer here in His presence?”
When I watch the Chosen … if I am honest, I would hug the character of Jesus if that man were here now, just to imagine I am physically touching Him.
What about those moments when we are stripped bare at His feet, dangling and lifeless at the bottom of the Cross?
Radical surrender, a laying down of all that is not Him.
My heart splits open, not because it is broken but because it is simply abounding with the amazing love of Our Lord and Savior, the Christ.
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I don’t know how to do this, Lord. My mind floats from the Cross to the dishes, to the puppy, to the hard-working husband who needs a meal, to that contractor I need to call, oh and back again to Your trees, Your sky, but it’s You, Lord, I want to see. Help me remember I am in Your hands no matter where I am, no matter what task. Help me know Your presence has not gone far, rather it is I who allowed my eyes to fall. Then, Lord, the Way You do, help me see everyone through Your eyes. That whether I am fixed staring into or looking through, Jesus, I am still in You and with You.
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the Cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood (Hebrews 12:2-4).
His Word tells us to fix our eyes to remember why we are free, to proclaim His name who saved us, to be strengthened by His sacrifice, that there is nothing that can come against you that didn’t come against our Jesus, and perhaps most poignant, that we honor He whose love poured out, His blood ran in place of our own.
Fixing is securing, making sure everything is in working order, double-Dibble checking safety features.
Notice Jesus isn’t the One fixing. His promise is never will He leave or forsake us. We do the fixing because sometimes our broken souls can’t hold on. Hope fades in and out. We need heavenly assurance, but we convince ourselves He doesn’t have time or won’t bother with us for the same sin again.
Let’s agree to fix our whole selves to Jesus, not just our eyes. Because when I am sleeping, I want to be close so I can receive His teaching. When I am crying, I want to be snuggled in His lap. And when I am so focused on cooking (one of my least favorite things to do), I want to be praising His name with a song on YouTube.
The beauty of our faith is that we didn’t create it, He did. The gift of the Holy Spirit bestowed upon all who believe is the power in which we stay in Him. We cannot remain fixed upon Jesus on our own. No matter how hard we try to do anything in our own strength, we will fail.
Yes, Lord, we need You more today than yesterday.
A Poem, Untitled:
Where we should have bled, Jesus died and rose again
Our penalty too great, Jesus rescued us from our damned fate
So when He asks us for our eye-fixing
Isn’t He drawing us ever close to His Passion, the crucifixion?
The defeat, not yet final, oh but He promises right now
the power of resurrection
Without Him, we wither, we die
In Him, dead hearts come alive
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May God bless each of you who read this post. Asking Him now to give you reassurance of His great and indescribable love.