Friday, April 6, 2012

Blur My Vision

I need to see like this. My eyesight blurred by Him. His grace and mercy the lens that filters the way I see the world. I sit here ache growing in my heart. An ache to live it loud. To live His love with absurd abandon.

Life only makes sense to me anymore through the lens of the Word. Soaking it in deep. To take all of what my Jesus commands and live it, breathe it, blur it into my world view.

My natural eyesight screams that I am foolish. How could I love someone that hurt me so? How could I give all that I am to share His love with one who might choose no? How could I trust Him to provide always? Do I dare to believe all of His promises are for me? To step out of this comfort bubble to obey His voice. Blur my vision. I only want yours.

I have lived a life of sharing Jesus, trash dumps, red light districts, indigenous huts of rainforest villages. Coming back to the United States, I see the same poverty. Wrapped in materialism, indifference, utter pain, a lack of Jesus, true poverty. To see this nation as you do Jesus. Blur my vision.

Wake us up. Wake us up to hear your heartbeat. To dare to come close enough to feel your breath on our spirits. To pick up the Word and realize it is truth and choose to live it. That when others look on me, my life blurs their vision.


Glenda said...

One of the most meaningful posts I've read . . . One of my favorite hymns: "Turn your eyes upon Jesus; look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace."

Have a blessed Easter in His presence.

Connie said...

Nicely put. It would do us all good to keep our eyes more on Him and less on the world. Thank you for your visit to my blog. Happy Easter to you! :)

Mari said...

Thanks for stopping by today.
You re so right about the U.S. On the outside we appear to have it all, but there is much poverty here, and I think that looking through God's eyes, we may be among the most impoverished!

A multi-dimensional life said...

Oh, so beautiful! He does blur my vision when I don't keep them fixed on Him...let me see all things as though I'm looking through His eyes! Blessings to you and yours as we reflect on the beauty of His resurrection!

Anonymous said...

This is similar to a lesson I taught my class at church that our eyes need to be blinded to the faults of others and see clearly HIM ....excellent post...thanks for stopping by

Anonymous said...

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Deb said...

I want to see Him. How He sees others.
Share Him.
Shout Him.
And splash until everybody knows my loving God.

Sweet dreams,

S. Etole said...

To see with eyes that truly see. An Easter blessing.