Eyes Fixed

eyes-fixedOh the beauty of Your face
Oh the glory of Your gaze
Oh the fire of Your love
Oh the mercy of Your touch

Lost in the wonders of grace
Secure for all of my days
What else could I possibly do?
But fix my eyes on You

“We look away from the natural realm and we fasten our gaze onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection.” -Hebrews 11:2 tPt

“Christ’s resurrection from the dead is your resurrection too. This is why we are to yearn for all that is above, for that’s where Christ sits enthroned at the place of all power, honor, and authority! Yes, feast on all the treasures of the heavenly realm and fill your thoughts with heavenly realities, and not with the distractions of the natural realm.Your crucifixion with Christ has severed the tie to this life, and now your true life is hidden away in God as you live within the Anointed One. And every time Christ himself is seen for who he really is, who you really are will also be revealed, for you are now one with him in his glory!” -Colossians 3:1-4 tPt

“Here’s the one thing I crave from God; the one thing I seek above all else:
I want the privilege of living with him, every moment in his house, finding the sweet loveliness of his face;
Filled with awe, delighting in his glory and grace.
I want to live my life so close to him that he takes pleasure in my every prayer.”
-Psalm 27:4 tPt

Look up. Lock eyes. Let Him lavish you with love. Come alive in the truth.

Because there’s nothing else to do…
But fix our eyes on You.

7 thoughts on “Eyes Fixed

  1. “Oh the fire of Your love.”
    I’ve been fascinated lately with this aspect of God’s love….His consuming fire! He is always full-on, passionately loving us, burning away all that is not of Him with this fiery love.

    It is possible that we can understand God’s “wrath” this way, too. I heard a theologian define wrath as “God’s passionate “NO!” to anything that will hurt us and put us into bondage.” That makes sense when you consider that God is love, and that anything He doesn’t express within Himself in the Godhead is not an attribute of God. But when we live contrary to that constant passionate intent, it feels like wrath (negatively), but it’s really His all-consuming love for us to be free and know His love. And when we finally turn our face toward Him, this same fiery disposition becomes gloriously transforming!

    Awesome poem and thoughts, Cindy, Loved it. 🙂

    1. Ooooh that is so good Mel! I love that definition of His “wrath” – really hits the mark. I had come to a similar conclusion but really love those specific words. Really, His fire burns away all that hinders love. Yay for the fire of His love!

      By the way, when I read your comment for some reason I reread the little poem I had posted and realized I copied it from my journal incorrectly. Just one word was wrong but I’m such a little perfectionist about those things, lol. So for inadvertently helping me catch the error – thanks 😊

  2. Yes! Amen to all of Him! “Look up. Lock eyes. Let Him lavish you with love. Come alive in the truth” I love it!
    Lavished with Love! Come alive in his Way and Life and Truth! Keep face to face, unveiled by Christ to see his glory and be transformed into his likeness! So Good! So God! Hallelujah!

  3. “Lost in the wonders of grace.” Terrific poem, Cindy. When we surrender ourselves fully to God we become awash in “the fire of His love, the mercy of His touch and wonders of His grace.” Just lovely.

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