Look at Me

Joanne Sher is hosting Monday Manna today. Stop by and read other thoughts on God's Word.

When I was a little girl (and acting stubborn, as children often do), my father would say, "Yvonne, look at me." I would lift my eyes to meet my father's eyes, and I would see love in his face. Yes, he was firm and insisted that I obey him, but I knew that he loved me. My father only had to say,

"Look at me."

In today's verse - (Psalm 27:8 NKJV)
"When You said, 'Seek My face,'
my heart said to You,
'Your face, LORD, I will seek.'”

It's much the same way with my Heavenly Father. When I am being selfish and stubborn and spiritually grumpy, I can hear my Lord saying, "Look at Me." When I turn away from my sinful ways and look at Him, my guilty heart melts and repents because I can see that He is displeased with me, but I can see love in His face. When I am discouraged, when I am sad, He says to me,
"Yvonne, look at Me."

This verse reminds me of a hymn -

"O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There's light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free.

Turn you eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face;
And the thing of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.

Have you heard your Father saying, "Look at me" ?

("Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus"
words by H. H. Lemmel)


Joanne Sher said...

Oh, great connection - and NOW I know why you picked that morning song. :) Beautiful.

Laury said...

When we have a good earthly daddy, we know his correction is because he loves us. I know many kids who would cringe in fear. So sad. Praying that the kids I work with would all get over their preconceived knowledge of their earthly fathers and would come to know their Heavenly Father who loves them so very much. Good post, Vonnie.

Diana said...

Cool! I read Jo's post with the NLT version quoted and so had a whole different direction in mind. Your thoughts, dear Vonnie, have touched my heart this morning. My own dad is not perfect (just like all parents), but I'm so super duper grateful for a relationship with the Heavenly Father that allows for these moments of uplifting grace and love.

Marijo (Mary Jo) Phelps said...

Good one for Monday morning - I am going to try to stop with the tyranny of the urgent (wash, dishes, cleaning etc.) for a long quiet time today - I just need to look in Daddy's face and sit awhile in His lap and listen!

Wanda said...

Always interesting to read others thoughts on the verse. Love the look at me.

Karen Wilber said...

I love that hymn--the words, the tune. Excellent reminder. Thanks, Vonnie.


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