We cannot have true intimacy with something we refuse to gaze intentionally at. Until all our faculties are yielded and we have found ourselves face to face with our Savior, we are living only in the shadows of His presence. Oh, He can be near. We may even be close enough to hear His voice…but are the eyes of our hearts looking at Him? Inability to look into His eyes is not because of lack of love or compassion on His part~it is a matter of shame or laziness on ours which is all the more reason to look at Him. For there, our oneness is realized, our sins are revealed and forgiven, our laziness cast down by the eyes that burn like fire for us.
It is easy to hear someone teach about Him; it is the much harder thing to press through the crowds of our thoughts and distractions to actually find ourselves alone with our Lord. Alone long enough to really gaze upon each other. This wrestling is worth our struggle, it is worth every ounce of strength that we’ve got for there~only there~will we truly cry, “Whom have I in heaven but Thee? The earth has nothing I desire besides Thee!” Psalm 73:25
Maybe you have also heard it said, “Seek God’s face, not just His hand.” He has eternal pleasures in His right hand, yes. All of which are delights to our souls. But O, to see His face…I am sure our many fears would melt away. The chains of our shame broken, and our first Love rekindled. Look upon Him closely beloved. Let His gaze not scare the humble and pure of heart. Do not turn away though He can look right through your eyes into your soul…invite Him there. Go again to your secret place with Jesus and I pray His eyes full of love will be the first thing you see.
“As for me, I will be vindicated and will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.” Psalm 17:15