Thursday, August 14, 2008

Give Me Your Eyes...and a New Heart While You're At It

You may have heard the powerful song by Brandon Heath, "Give Me Your Eyes" and felt the rush of conviction as Holy Spirit spoke to your heart. I have and did. Wow. Check out the lyrics below.

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 tile
Hold on for the sudden stop
Breath in the familiar shock
Of confusion and chaos
Are those people going somewhere?
Why have I never cared?

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
Wasn't it far beyond my reach?
Give me your heart for the once forgotten
Give me your eyes so I can see

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


Ive 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 alone

I find myself fighting daily (heck...hourly) against the deep desire to serve self. I'm waring in prayer that I will be crucified with Christ and it is no longer me that lives, but Christ living in me.

But let me tell you one thing I've learned in the 22 years I've walked along The Way...
If you pray to see people the way our Heavenly Father does, He will answer that prayer. When he does, it touches more than your eyes. It will touch your heart.

Actually, if I'm being will destroy your heart.

So if you're asking for new eyes, might want to ask for a new heart while you're at it.

You're going to need it.

Trust me.

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