My Lover's Gaze
by Carol Shaffron
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Luke 13:16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ? Heís read my life like an open book and yet He makes me feel ..
Like Iíve never felt before; safe, clean, light. Itís indescribable this feeling as if..
As if Iím floating on air! Yes, thatís it. As if Iím floating on air!
And the more I gaze at HIS tender face the lighter I feel..
Perhaps I have died and gone to heaven, and yet I still feel the chair holding me up from the ground and the carpet under my feet. But Iím most aware of His gaze upon me warming me and lighting my former darkness.
All I long to see is Him. Heís so..
No, KINGLY! Yes, yes. KINGLY
Regal and oh, Heís covering me with HIS royal robe and drawing me close to Him drawing me inside the light further, deeper and I breathe LIFE HIMSELF into my entire being. Unspeakable Ö
Impossible to translate into wordsÖ
You see He lifted me from the pit of miry clay where despair and loneliness beat on me mercilessly day and night. The pit from which there was no escape ..
Free from those tormentors now. Free to worship Him alone. Free to bow down to Him alone.
Oh, He lifts my face to HIS and I see glorious streams of light shining down upon me enlightening my darkness. Around me cars drive by the street in front of the window as usual. They donít know that right here, right HERE heaven has come down and kissed this place. They donít know!
But I see people dancing in the streets around this place, dancing for joy like weíre having an old fashioned block party. Dancing. Dancing and singing and praising. I see My Lord, but when I ask, when My Lord?
And I keep my gaze upon His face because thatís the only way I can LIVE now.
All else has lost itís grip on me. Not interested anymore in whatís upon this earth.
Only He satisfies me with delights and pleasures such as I could never have imagined or conceived in my wildest dreams.
And I see myself walking arm in arm back into the dark places, the miry pits lifting others up onto the rock that is HIM! What Joy to see the delight in HIS glowing, tender face as we walk together arm in arm.
Iíve never had such a beautiful dress before. But My Abba Father, My Ishi has clothed me with radiance and brilliance that blinds the evil ones and they flee before US leaving their broken bleeding charges to His tender care. OH, Thank YOU Lord! Thank Your for this privilege of walking with you and seeing Your amazing love deliver and heal and restore the work of Your hands to wholeness. Thank You. Thank You. Thank You, My Lord!
We stop. He lifts another face up to HIS and breathes LIFE upon the broken, scarred soul, and they dance for Joy! And I so privileged to walk with Him so privileged to see Jesus IN ME touching, delivering, healingÖ
Joy bursts my heart open. Joy so saturates my entire being I am dancing in the clouds---no evil can touch ME any more. I AM is in me and I am IN HIM completely immersed and safeÖ
Secure in the bosom of the One Whom My Soul has come to LOVE completely, unashamedly, totally, fully without reservation,,
But if you knew the miry pit He lifted me from. Thereís no point going back there!
KNOW HE will come into the miry pit youíre in and lift you up and lift you out. He will wash and cleanse every bit of the clay and mud and muck from your soul IFÖ
Yes, there is an IF..
IF you will call out for His mercy and turn from all else to Him with all of your heart. Yes HE will come and lift you up right now--not tomorrow or next week or next year but RIGHT NOW!
No more sorrow. No more tears nowÖ
James 4::10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
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