Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Seeking His Face.
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.” Psalm 32:8
At first glance I wondered to myself “how does someone guide you with their eye?”. Wouldn’t you have to be looking at that person to see which way the eye was indicating? So often when I think of the Lord guiding me I think of Him taking me by the hand and leading me down the pathway that I should walk in, the Lord in front and me behind – and He does do that! But think of this:
There is a huge, lavish banquet being held by the most important man in the land – the King! Every dignitary and significant person in the country is at the table. And you, why you are His Majesty’s right hand man! You stand to attention off to the side and intently watch your King’s every move. At a point during the evening He raises His head and looks in your direction and immediately you know that it’s time to bring in the entertainment! You were guided by the King’s eye!
There are times I can look deep into my husband’s eyes and I know just what he is thinking. There is that profound connection that has developed over the years where we know each other so well and not only can we finish each other’s sentences but we can communicate without words. I think that’s what the Lord desires for us, that we draw so close to Him, that we seek such intimacy with Him that we see our reflection in His eyes. That we get to know Him so well that no words are needed, we will know what He is thinking and with just a slight movement we will be instructed to go to the left or to the right.
Vs 9 goes on to say “Do not be like the horse or like the mule which have no understanding, which must be harnessed with bit and bridle else they will not come near you”. Our Father wants you to draw close to Him so that you can understand what He is saying to you, so that you can see what He is looking at, you can see by looking into His eyes what your next step should be. He doesn’t want to have to put a bit and bridle into your mouth and drag you towards Him like a slave, in fact He won’t. “Draw near to me and I will draw near to you”! Tuck yourself in so close that you can see your reflection in His eyes.
The bible tells us that we are the ‘apple of His eye’; did you ever wonder what that means? I have. Well the Hebrew is “iyshown ayin” which literally translated means ‘little man of the eye’. It is the reflection of yourself that you see in someone’s eye when you are really close. The Father is watching you so closely and so intently that you are the apple of His eye!!! If you gaze into His eyes you will realize that all He sees is you!
If there are mountains in your life, huge obstacles in your way, gaze deeply into His eyes and you will see how small they really are and how much bigger you are. As you become aware of Him you will see how aware He is of you, how much He loves you, how He wants to teach you and guide you and show you wondrous things! There will be no need for words, commands, loud shouts or audible voices; you will know what He is saying and what you should do next by looking deeply into your Father’s eyes.
Feb 7, 2012