Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings. Psalm 17:8
(I am taking two days to absorb this verse. Today we will focus on the first part)
I keep being reminded that I am the apple of His eye. That means He could never take His eye off of me….the apple of your eye is the very center of your eye. If we are the apple of His eye, then He can’t look at anything without us being in His view.
What a powerful realization. Let it soak in for a minute. The King of all kings can never take His eye off of you.
The other day I had a vision of God looking straight into my eyes. I asked, “What do You see when You look into my eyes?” Suddenly, I saw into my own eyes through His glance and what I saw astonished me. I saw Jesus. Jesus, inside of me, was looking out at the Father. (Christ IN you, the hope of glory) As soon as I saw that I said, “God I want to become less and less, that You may become greater and greater within me”. I know that verse in John was spoken from John about himself and Jesus, but shouldn’t we all think that way? Immediately upon realizing God could actually see Jesus in me, I longed to stay out of the way. I hope that the longer I walk with Jesus, the more I become like Him. I hope that over time I become less selfish and self-centered, and more Christ-centered and Christ focused.
What a perspective shift. I can’t stop thinking about this encounter.
It made me start to think, “I want everyone that I look at to see Jesus in my eyes.” I long for my children to see the joy of Jesus when I look at them each and every time. The eyes are the window to the soul, so I’ve been told. I believe it’s true. I often look straight into a person’s eyes in order to know them better. The eyes speak, when we let them. What story do your eyes tell? And, how will you live life once you absorb the fact that God is always with you, that His eyes are always on you, sweet one. How much more bold and courageous will you be?
He must become greater; I must become less. John 3:30
……To whom God was pleased to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27