Posts Tagged ‘eyes to see’

Sparrow Alone

August 11, 2017

*Psalm 102 title: The psalmist laments his oppressed state, but longs for a day when the Lord will restore Jerusalem and vindicate His suffering people.

Psalm 102:7 AMPC … I am sleepless and lie awake [mourning], like a bereaved sparrow alone on the housetop.

Awake
Eyes open in the black of night –Mt 6:22-23
Mourning
Alone watching
Overwhelmed like a bereaved sparrow
Insignificant and despised
For people ignore Your wordsPs 119:139
They do not keep your law
[they hear it not, nor receive it, love it, or obey it]
Streams of tears flow from my eyesPs 119:136
Yet I do not forget Your precepts
For the righteousness of Your unchanging word
Gives me understanding and life.Ps 119:141, 144

I yearn for the Lord, more than the watchmen do for the morning –Ps 130:6

Weeping may last for the night; But joy comes in the morning! –Ps 30:5
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Today, take heart! You may feel alone like the bereaved sparrow overwhelmed in the darkness, but the Lord sees=> you are NOT forgotten, like the sparrow you are in His care. –Lk 12:6-7
STAND FIRM!! –Phil 1:27-30

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Soften My Heart

June 28, 2017

Give Me Faith
Elevation Worship

Verse:
I need You to soften my heart,
To break me apart.
I need You to open my eyes,
To see that You’re shaping my life.

Pre-Chorus:
All I am,
I surrender.

Chorus:
Give me faith to trust what You say
That You’re good, and Your love is great.
I’m broken inside, I give You my life.

Verse 2:
I need You to soften my heart,
To break me apart.
I need You to pierce through the dark
And cleanse every part of me.

Bridge:
I may be weak, but
Your Spirit’s strong in me.
My flesh may fail, but
My God You never will.

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What does this prayer mean? What does softening your heart have to do with breaking “me” apart? Opening eyes? Cleansing? Surrender?

Psalm 51:17The (acceptable)sacrifices of God are a broken(humble, surrendered) spirit; A broken and a contrite(repentant) heart, O God, You will not despise(reject).

Psalm 51:7-13 NASB … Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8 Make me to hear joy and gladness, Let the bones which You have broken rejoice. 9 Hide Your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquities. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me away from Your presence and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and sustain me with a willing spirit. 13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners will be converted to You.

What is the opposite of a soft, humble, surrendered heart? Isn’t it a hard heart?

Mark 8:17-18 NASB … And Jesus, aware of this, *said to them, “Why do you discuss the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet see or understand? Do you have a hardened heart? 18 Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember?

Symptoms of hard heart = unable to see(perceive), unable to understand, unable to hear, and unable to remember. A hard heart – this is what must be broken apart.

Philippians 1:9-11 NKJV … And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, 10 that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, 11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

The strong’s word – heilikrines [1506] for sincere in this prayer is very interesting. It means pure, sincere, unsullied. Looking more closely at this word, we see it is actually a compound word. The first part comes from heile (the sun’s ray), the second from krino (to judge). So the two parts together mean to be found pure when unfolded and examined by the sun’s light!

What a beautiful picture of a sincere/pure (soft)heart!

The heart of one with a “sincere” devotion to the Lord will be found pure when examined and judged by the Son, the light of the world. It will be a heart that has willingly submitted to Lord’s searching and cleansing.

From NetBbible Phil 1:10

  • *sincere – heilikrines[1506] = pure, unsullied
    *found pure when unfolded and examined by the sun’s light
    *from heile (the sun’s ray) and [2919]; judged by sunlight, i.e. tested as genuine (figuratively):-pure, sincere.

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Psalm 139:23-24Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; 24 And see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

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Related:
Pure Sincere Hearts{prayer}

Washing to See

January 7, 2017

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Don’t be deceived, beloved brothers and sisters –Ja 1:16

Every good and perfect gift is from above
Coming down from the Father of lights
Who does not change like shifting shadows
 –Ja 1:17
In Him there is no darkness at all.1Jn 1:5

Jesus Christ our Lord the fountain of life
The fountain of cascading light
Only in His light can eyes see lightPs 36:9
Only by being washed in this fountain of life and light
… with water{by the Spirit} through
… The Word –
Jn 6:63;Eph 5:26;1Cor 2:9-11

Can blind eyes be opened to see clearly.Jn 9:11

I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. 19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent. –Rev 3:18-19

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John 13:8 NKJV … Peter said to Him, “You shall never wash my feet!” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.”

From NetBible Jn 9:11 & Jn 13:8

  • wash[3538] = Initial acceptance of Christ gives full washing/cleansing(baptism). The foot washing is a partial washing symbolic of washing away daily sin.

1 John 1:5 NASB … This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.

From NetBible 1Jn 1:5

  • 3 Claims: 1 John 6, 8, 10 NASB
    • 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth
    • 8 If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.
    • 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.
  • 3 Counter Claims: 1 John 7, 9, 2:1 NASB
    • 7 but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin
    • 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 
    • 2:1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.

Open Eyes Lord!

September 21, 2016

Open eyes Lord
That they may see
For it’s only in Your light Lord, that eyes can see!Ps 36:9

O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me; let them bring me to Your holy hill and to Your dwelling. –Ps 43:3

I have not concealed Your righteousness within my heart; I have proclaimed Your faithfulness and Your salvation. I have not hid away Your steadfast love and Your truth from the great assembly.
11 Withhold not Your tender mercy from me, O Lord; let Your loving-kindness and Your truth continually preserve me!
Ps 40:10-11

 

Streams of Tears

August 8, 2016

Psalm 119:136 AMPC … Streams of water run down my eyes, because men do not keep Your law [they hear it not, nor receive it, love it, or obey it].

When it feels as if the darkness will overwhelm
Remember it’s then that the Lord’s glory shines –
Is 60:2
Those who fear the Lord, who keep and love His word
Have been give a banner of truth –Ps 60:4
Raise it high against the crushing darkness of night
That those who love the Lord may be delivered –Ps 60:5
The light shines on in the darkness
AND the darkness can NEVER extinguish it!Jn 1:5

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The way out is to trust God for the way to make it through!

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Eyes to See

January 22, 2012

Pray for eyes to see My provision.

I know it’s dark and that
There are obstacles that can not be moved in your own strength
Trust Me to roll away the stone.

Trust Me and look up
Lift up your eyes.

When they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away. -Mk 16:4

Then on the third day Abraham lifted his eyes and saw the place afar off. Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey, and I and the lad will go over there; and we will worship and return to you.” …

… Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son. And Abraham called the name of the place, The–LORD–Will–Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of The LORD it shall be provided{seen}.” -Gen 22:4-5, 13-14

Open the eyes of our hearts LORD!

Ephesians 1:17-19 … I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you spiritual wisdom and revelation in your growing knowledge of him, – since the eyes of your heart have been enlightened – so that you may know what is the hope of his calling, what is the wealth of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the incomparable greatness of his power toward us who believe, as displayed in the exercise of his immense strength.

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Word Study

From NetBible Mk 16:4

  • looked up[308] = become able to see, to recover (lost) sight
  • saw[2334] = to perceive with the eyes, to discern, to enjoy the presence of one

From NetBible Gen 22:4-5, 13-14

  • lifted up[05375] his eyes = rise up, elevate, marry
  • and saw[07200] = inspect, perceive, consider, provide
  • worship[07812] = bow down, prostrate oneself
  • The–LORD–Will–Provide[03070] = Jehovah-jireh = “Jehovah sees”
    *from [03068] and [07200]; Jehovah will see (to it)

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Who Will Roll Away the Stone?

Eyes That See

January 26, 2009

1 Samuel 16:7    But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

Do not judge by the natural sight of your eyes
Neither decide by the natural hearing of your ears
Do not look at outward circumstances.

Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face continually. –1 Chron 16:11

Let the Spirit of the Lord rest upon you —
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The Spirit of counsel and might,
The Spirit of knowledge and fear of the Lord–

Delight in the reverential and obedient fear of the Lord
He will then quicken your understanding
Righteous judgement shall spring forth. —Isa 11:3-4; Jn 7:24

Delight in the reverential and obedient fear of the Lord
Your eyes will see
To do justice, to love kindness
To walk humbly with your God. –Mic 6:8

Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty ever-flowing stream.  –Amos 5:24

{LORD}Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the ocean depths. –Ps 36:6

Ears that hear and eyes that see
—the LORD has made them both. –Prov 20:12