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Give God Your Eyes

January 2, 2009

Have you given God your eyes?

Looked down from a broken sky
Traced out by the city lights
My world from a mile high
Best seat in the house tonight
Touched down on the cold black top
Hold on for the sudden stop
Breath in the familiar shock
Of confusion and chaos
All those people going somewhere,
Why have I never cared?

Chorus:
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
Ones that are far beyond my reach.
Give me your heart for the ones forgotten
Give me your eyes so I can see
Yeah
Yeah

Step out on a busy street
See a girl and our eyes meet
Does her best to smile at me
To hide what’s underneath
There’s a man just to her right
Black suit and a bright red tie
Too ashamed to tell his wife
He’s out of work
He’s buying time
All those people going somewhere
Why have I never cared?

Chorus

I’ve Been there a million times
A couple of million eyes
Just moving past me by
I swear I never thought that I was wrong
Well I want a second glance
So give me a second chance
To see the way you see the people all along

Chorus (x2)

It’s been a while since I posted.

I have been writing in my journal everyday but a shift is happening in my heart. One of the shifts is to give my job 100% of my time. I have cut down tremendously on infringing on my employer’s time. I found myself letting things begin to slide. Filing has been piling up. Grant requests have gone unwritten. Things have been getting out of control. God keeps nudging me and saying, “You need to stop it!” It reminds me of Mark 12:17:

And Jesus answering said unto them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar‘s, and to God the things that are God’s. And they marvelled at him.”

I want the Lord to bless the works of my hands (Deuteronomy 24:19). I want to be a blessing. I want to acknowledge God in my work. Please pray with me that God continues to remind me and keeps me focused in the coming days and weeks as I learn to change the way I do business.

Okay…on to my reading today and the words He has spoken to me that mean something today:

Overlook the stubborness and sin of these people, but remember instead your servants Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Deuteronomy 9:27

Thought…do we need to remind God? I think he wants confession from our mouth about certain things. He wants us to think about things that are praise worthy? Wasn’t the life of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob praise worthy? So, yes…I think God wants us to remind him because in essence we are reminding ourself of His word. Meditating on it day and night (Joshua 1:8).

At that time the LORD said to me, ‘Prepare two stone tablets like the first ones, and make a sacred chest of wood to keep them in. Return to me on the mountain and I will write on the tables the same words that were on the ones you smashed. Then place the tables in the sacred chest – the Ark of the Covenant.’
Deuteronomy 10:1-2

Thought – does that mean that the commandments were in a wooden box and then all of that was placed in the Ark of the Covenant? I think I’ve read somewhere that some people think that the wooden box was the Ark of the Covenant. I tend to read this as a box within a box…just something to ponder.

Thinking of Jesus being wrapped with flesh. Spirit/Flesh – box within a box?

Jotbathan or Jotbath- a land with brooks of water – pleasantness.

And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you? He requires you to fear him, to live according to His will, to love and worship Him with all your heart and soul, and to obey the LORD’s commands and laws that I am giving you today for your own good. The highest heavens and the earth and everything in it belong to the LORD your God.
Deuteronomy 10:12-14

You must fear the LORD your God and worship Him. Your oaths must be in His name alone. He is your God, the one who is worthy of your praise, the one who has done mighty miracles that you yourselves have seen.
Deuteronomy 10:20-21

What miracles have I seen that portray his mighty miracles? Me — my testimony! And that’s not all…I continue to look for healing for my sister and restoration for every person in my family. Thank you Lord for the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. What about you — what mighty miracle have you seen?

This is the meaning of the story: The seed is God’s message.
Luke 8:11

But the good soil represents honest, good-hearted people who hear God’s message, cling to it, and steadily produce a huge harvest.
Luke 8:15

For everything that is hidden or secret will eventually be brought to light and made plain to all.
Luke 8:17

Is Your Heart Pure?

January 5, 2008

God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God.
Matthew 5:8

How to have a clean heart…by asking God through His word:

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Psalm 51:10 (KJV)

One Year Bible Reading for today found here.

Melodies From Heaven

November 29, 2007

Melodies From Heaven – Kirk Franklin

Melodies from heaven
Rain down on me
Rain down on me

When I’m feelin’ low
and there’s no place to go
My love for you I’ll show
Cuz you will always know
How to give me peace and happiness
Lord I give my all and nothing less
For the love that you give
You’re the reason why I live
So let your raindrops fall on me
So my spirit can be free
Rain down on me
Rain down on me

Melodies from heaven rain down on me
Rain down on me
Take me in your arms and hold me close
Rain down on me
Rain down on me
Fill me with your precious holy ghost
Rain down on me
Rain down on me

Aptitude for Learning

November 25, 2007

God gave these four men an unusual aptitude for learning the literature and science of the time. And God gave Daniel special ability in understanding the meanings of visions and dreams.
Daniel 1:17

Daybreak

November 21, 2007

Gotta post this clip. The song is in the middle of some other hits of Barry Manilow’s, but I remember the song Daybreak specifically. When I was a teenager, this particular song was played every morning, all week long during church camp. I mean, I loved the song, but I didn’t get it. Now that I am wiser (thank you Jesus), I truly get the lyrics!Β  WOW! BTW, you are probably saying…this girl has some wide variety of music!Β  πŸ™‚

DAYBREAK

I’m singin’ to the world
Its time we let the spirit come in
Let it come on in
I’m singin to the world
Everybodys caught in the spin
Look at where we’ve been
We’ve been runnin around
Year after year blinded with pride
Blinded with fear

But its daybreak if you wanna believe
It can be daybreak, ain’t no time to grieve
Said it’s daybreak, if you’ll only believe
And let it shine, shine, shine
All around the world

Singin’ to the world
What’s the point in puttin it down?
There’s so much love to share
I’m singin to the world
Don’t you see it all comes around
The feelings everywhere
We’ve been closin’ our eyes
Day after day, covered in clouds
Losin’ our way

Hey, but it’s daybreak if you wanna believe
It can be daybreak, ain’t no time to grieve
Said its daybreak, if you’ll only believe
And let it shine, shine, shine
All around the world

I Need Wisdom

November 17, 2007

If you need wisdom – if you want to know what God wants you to do – ask Him, and He will gladly tell you. But when you ask Him, be sure that you really expect Him to answer, for a doubtful mind is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
James 1:5-6