LSOF: " In Your Eyes"

Good evening siestas, and siestos:)

I am writing this listening to my parents watch Peter Gabriel concert in the other room; I am a classic rock kind of girl, but if I don’t know the songs, I generally don’t pay much attention.

I love the song, ” In your eyes” though, Nichole Nordeman did a version of it.

Think of it for a moment though, think of the eyes of Jesus, what does He see?

Beth Moore wrote on her blog today about looking into the crowd of people, and how being able to come in contact with them out of the crowd is amazing to her.

I have to tell you, that this relates to probably how God sees us, I mean I know that He can see us right now, but He wants a deep, and intimate relationship with us.

I have to tell you guys, I come from a history of neglect in my family, and loving was never an easy thing to do, because the family really never knew how to love.

But I can tell you, today, and I know it with all my heart and soul…I love Jesus, and I love my brothers and sisters on Earth.

I not only love Jesus, I am in LOVE with Him! Can I tell you how long it has taken me to be able to say that? A Long time!

This will sound funny, but I never wanted to say ” I am in love with Jesus”, because I didn’t want to be labeled a ” Jesus Freak”, but really, so what if I am I proud to be a freak lol.

I am okay now with the life I have with Jesus, I am satisfied with the things He has brought to my life, and the new perspective. I am amazed.

I have a girl that was in my disciple class, who just accepted Jesus into her life, and we were asked to write something in her bible…can I tell you how much my wrist hurts from writing? lol.

I remember sitting there in church awhile back, and when people would go up and get baptized I would see people crying around me, and would be like, ” What is up with all that?”but now I understand their tears of joy.

To bring people into the arms of Jesus, knowing where we have come from, and knowing the amazing things we see Him do in others lives…bring it on:)
I’d take the whole world on my shoulders if I could carrying them there:)

Getting back to what I was saying though; Through Jesus eyes, when we really learn to see with His eyes, life around us does change altogether, and it starts when we accept Him, but not right away.

I will be honest and tell you because of Jesus, I don’t whine so much, and when I do, the Holy Spirit convicts me.

At work, I was told to work in softlines, the clothing area, and I hated it, because of the woman over there, and just the fact I felt too secluded from the store.

I opened my mouth as soon as I was told to go over there, ” I do not want to work over there.”

Well, I had to, and so last night I was told that was where I would be permanently, and I was like OH NO, moment, and went to my manager, and told her about the woman, and I basically almost cried because I hated it over there so much.

The thing that is messed up though, is I said it was the woman’s fault I didn’t like it over there, and I have to tell you, that really convicted me.

I could have dealt with her, I have dealt with a lot of hard people, but my manager changed her mind from what I said, and now wants that lady to work alone.

I mean the lady wasn’t nice, by any means, but I didn’t try to get to know her either.

I just kept hearing the Holy Spirit say to my soul,
” Why did you say what you did, did the woman really bother you?”

The answer was No.

If I saw the woman through the eyes of Jesus, this is probably what He would see.

She comes to work, tired and worn, and knowing that she has a lot of work to do. She knows people gossip about her behind her back, so chooses to put on the role of ” the mean and old lady”, she stays far away from everyone, and has come to like being that way. She becomes a perfectionist in the way she does her work, and no one will be able to do it better. Sadly, she didn’t become this away on her own.

I got my way, but I am not all that sure I really did the right thing.

Have you ever been in that kind of situation?

We know how Jesus sees people, and yet we let teh humaness of our character affect how we see them, not necessarily judge them, but you know what I mean.

” don’t let your colors change with your enviornment.” – Rachel Scott.

“In Your Eyes”
By: Peter Gabriel

“love I get so lost, sometimes
days pass and this emptiness fills my heart
when I want to run away
I drive off in my car
but whichever way I go
I come back to the place you are

all my instincts, they return
and the grand facade, so soon will burn
without a noise, without my pride
I reach out from the inside

in your eyes
the light the heat
in your eyes
I am complete
in your eyes
I see the doorway to a thousand churches
in your eyes
the resolution of all the fruitless searches
in your eyes
I see the light and the heat
in your eyes
oh, I want to be that complete
I want to touch the light
the heat I see in your eyes

love, I don’t like to see so much pain
so much wasted and this moment keeps slipping away
I get so tired of working so hard for our survival
I look to the time with you to keep me awake and alive

and all my instincts, they return
and the grand facade, so soon will burn
without a noise, without my pride
I reach out from the inside
in your eyes
the light the heat
in your eyes
I am complete
in your eyes
I see the doorway to a thousand churches
in your eyes
the resolution of all the fruitless searches
in your eyes
I see the light and the heat
in your eyes

oh, I want to be that complete
I want to touch the light,
the heat I see in your eyes
in your eyes in your eyes
in your eyes in your eyes
in your eyes in your eyes”

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2 thoughts on “LSOF: " In Your Eyes"

  1. Angie, I totally felt the feeling of “oh my goodness what did i just do?” in the pit of my stomach reading this. Yes, I have been in this kind of situation before. It looks like maybe you should reach out to her. If we are to imitate Christs character then we must accept also that that’s what He would do. If you can’t physically do that – then write her a short note on a little card – just to encourage or edify. For no other reason accept that it may just bless her socks off! Just a thought…

    Thanks for sharing something so personal – I imagine it wasn’t all that easy…

  2. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I appreciate the prayers.

    And yes, I’m a professor (but dont’ tell anyone. . I’ll just sound more nerdy!!) I teach communication courses–stuff about relationships, conflict, body language, etc. I could go on and on, but I won’t. Pretty brief for me (tee hee)

    Love you my Siesta,
    ~Cheryl

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