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Old 06-09-2013, 07:47 AM   #1
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His Eyes
I was with my granddaughter Stella and she said the cutest thing. She looked deeply in my eyes, then pushed her little nose right up to mine and said, "Papa, I can see myself in your eyes!"

What Stella was saying was that she saw her reflection in my eyes. I responded, "Stella, you are always in my eyes, and in my heart too!"

Do you ever wonder how God sees you?

I think you might be surprised. We may think that God looks askance at us or with anger or disappointment—or that He may, as my friends in Hawaii like to say, be "giving you the stink eye!"

The fact of the matter is God looks at you with love.

We read in Scripture of that rich young ruler who came to Jesus. He was brash and proud and demanded to know what he needed to do to enter God's kingdom. Before Jesus would reveal the answer, we read, "Jesus felt genuine love for this man as he looked at him" (Mark 10:21
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That is also the way He looks at you. With love. He sees you for what you can become, not just what you are.

Jesus gave to Simon the fishermen the new name of Peter. The name Peter means "Rock." If there was anything Simon was not, at this point, it was a rock. He was legendary for his hot-headedness, impulsiveness, and willingness to speak his mind on pretty much everything. But Jesus saw that Simon would grow into that new name of Peter.

In the same way, we look at our own lives and see a lump of clay. God sees a beautiful vase.

We see a blank canvas. God sees a finished work of art.

We see coal. God sees a refined diamond.

We see problems. God sees solutions.

We see failures. God sees potential.

We see an end. God sees a new beginning.

Yes, you can see yourself in His eyes, just like Stella saw herself in mine. But to do so, you need to get really close.

"Come close to God, and God will come close to you" (James 4:8
NLT).
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:52 AM   #2
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Thanks Ken!
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Very close, indeed! Thanks, Ken.
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