Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Give Me Your Eyes

I've been contemplating the New Year and my goals for it, praying that God would give me His direction and a focus that is hard for me to obtain without Him.

Stuck in my thoughts, playing again and again, is Brandon Heath's song "Give Me Your Eyes".

Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me your love for humanity
Give me your arms for the broken-hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach
Give me your heart for the ones forgotten
Give me your eyes so I can see

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In part, there's my prayer for the New Year--that I may see my life and the hearts of others with His eyes and not my own.

One step beyond that is my prayer for wisdom and revelation from Ephesians 1:15-19, paraphrased in The Message:

"....I ask—ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory—to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for his followers, oh, the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust him—endless energy, boundless strength!"

Ah, there's the prayer! Doesn't that sum it all up, tie it all together-endless energy and boundless strength?

And the source of the endless energy and boundless strength?

"All this energy issues from Christ: God raised him from death and set him on a throne in deep heaven, in charge of running the universe, everything from galaxies to governments, no name and no power exempt from his rule. And not just for the time being, but forever. He is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything. At the center of all this, Christ rules the church. The church, you see, is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the church. The church is Christ's body, in which he speaks and acts, by which he fills everything with his presence." (vs 20-23 Msg)

When His people see with His eyes lives are changed, beginning with our own. Lord, give me your eyes!

(image from www. heartlight.org)

1 comment:

Callie Nicole said...

I found your blog through CWO, and I wanted to comment because the song you mentioned has also affected me recently. I want to work on seeing people through the Lord's eyes as well, and to try to plant more seeds this year.
I enjoyed exploring your blog a little bit! Drop by and look at mine too, if you're so inclined . . .
In Christ,