The Eyes of Jesus

Remember: Even HE looked up.

“To You, I lift up my eyes; O You who are enthroned in the heavens!” Psalms 123:1

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Do you see Him? ‘Cause He is coming….
In all His glory, power and might.
Oh, do you see Him? He’s almost ready….
To collect His bride, His loves, it’s getting bright.

Do you feel Him? His approach, I know
I hear the rumble of footsteps, oh so divine.
Do you feel Him? He’s drawing near…
He’s coming for us, all of those that He calls “mine.”

Friend, Do you hear Him? His eternal voice…
Calling out your name…. in the book of life?
Oh, do you hear Him? That sweet, sweet sound…
Just listen for His peace, His joy; absence of strife.

Do you know Him? ‘Cause He wants you to…
He longs for you to enter in love with Him.
Do you know Him? It’s not too late!!!
He already paid for it; the price for all our sin!

Oh, are you ready? To meet Him now?
Time’s almost lost, yes, He approaches fast!
Are you ready?! Please choose Him, friend.
Forget inadequacy, perfection, or your sins from the past.

Please don’t tary. ‘Cause He is not…
He’s coming friends, and very soon it shall be.
Oh, please don’t tary! Choose Him today
All knees will bow, and every eye shall see!

Oh my Jesus. Please melt our hearts.
Help us to look and listen; feel you drawing near.
We know you’re coming. And we can’t wait!
To meet you forever…where you’ll hold us, tight and dear.

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You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” (Luke 12:40)

Always Looking Up

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I always knew what the mountain top looked like – felt  like. Even when I wasn’t there, it was ingrained in my memory banks. I knew it when I stood upon it, and I was grateful for the view from there when I had the chance to savor it and revel in it. And I remember it oh, so sweetly when I am in the valley…wishing I were not down below….gazing upward and waiting, waiting for  my time to be on the mountain top again..

I have to be honest ~ I don’t really like the valley so much. I enjoy the freedom that comes from being on top of the world. I like the panoramic views…the sense of being weightless. I like the feeling of power.
 
But it has been less tempting to look to myself and revel in that “power” from the valley. I’ve been in the valley for a while, friends. These past couple of weeks I am  feeling better – much better. Kinda like I might be turning a corner in regard to these health issues I have been facing and fighting. And I see the mountain top as a place I may be again one day soon.What will happen then?
 
Yes, I can see the mountaintop again and am climbing it as we speak. I will be on top of it looking around again – soon. Very soon. 
 
Lord…will I remember that even when I get to receive this new season of being on the top of the world, that there’s still plenty of need to look up?  Or will  I forget…forget to give you the glory, the honor, the gratitude for all the seasons I have been in throughout my life? I have learned so much in the valley. I have known you in new ways I never could have known about if I stayed on the mountain top all along. You met me here – in this valley. You told me you understood the suffering to a degree that I cannot express in words, but know now that you revealed yourself to me in this way. Do I have cause to be afraid? Shall I fear falling into the hands of the devil if I move out of the needy valley and  up onto the top of the world?
 
No…I will not fear climbing the mountain. I will not fear that I will lose this intimacy with you once I move upward. I will not be afraid of goodness, health, happiness, and seasons of prosperity, or absence  of trouble.
 
Trouble has not become my idol. Success and coming through the other side of those challenges  will not be  either. If I fall into self-sufficiency you are faithful…you are as faithful to rein us in during our needy valley experiences as well as when our heads and hearts get too full of self. You are faithful in all seasons. 
 
I plan to enjoy the view from wherever I may be. Always looking up. But if for any reason my eyes get too full of the grandeur of living to the fullest during times of health and prosperity, I trust my Jesus to show me. 
 
Climbing is hard. But at least I am moving. Moving is so much better than being stagnant. And I know just which way to go…..
 
Straight Up.
 
“So you shall observe to do just as the LORD your God has commanded you; you shall not turn aside to the right or to the left. “You shall walk in all the way which the LORD your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you will possess. Deuteronomy 10:12-13
 
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Because He Already IS.

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I dreamed I met my Jesus – face to face. He came toward me and the light that came out of Him extended all the way through me as he approached. When He arrived, it was as though I disappeared into Him, but in the best way imaginable. I had become a part of  Him.

I guess that’s how it really already is now, isn’t it? He lives inside of me. I just don’t get the sensation all the time of being filled with light ~ pure and holy light ~  from the inside out.

Life likes to get in the way. Fleshly sensations and distractions; all the going and the busy. All the sin and the selfishness ~ it all gets in the way. It’s because I let it.

Today I shall focus – truly focus on the light of my Jesus that already lives inside of me ~ and I shall be thankful. Thankful that He is stronger than the layers of dark that try to crush and surround and sabotage. Thankful that He is stronger.

Thankful that I am His child ~ that He lives in me and I am already a part of Him. He is my Jesus. He is my one true love.

He IS ~ The Great and Mighty I AM.

“Jesus said, ‘Remain in me, and I will remain in you.'” (John 15:4)

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