To Gaze or to Glance -That is the Question – Truth waits for your answer

EyeI look at Truth. Truth looks at me. What I perceive at that moment is just the tip of the iceberg. He desires to fix His gaze on me so that I gaze upon Him. To gaze or to glance? I prefer to gaze so that the depths of who He is expands in my life and I truly live, not exist, but live in Christ.

Gazing is not staring. Staring is mindlessly looking without comprehension. Gazing looks deep into His eyes to find myself for that is where my identity lies.

Sometimes I flounder in perception – those ‘things’ about Him that I know based upon my own fears, insecurity and doubts. Is He really that good? Is His love for me that strong and sure?

Gazing requires strength to look truth right in the eye, fearlessly – to know that I am accepted in the Beloved.

To know Truth starts with perception but it can’t stay there. Go deep and gaze. Right where you are – all your stuff, your fears, your failures. Gaze. That’s the key to life.

What at first glance is perceived must then be believed and received deep within our being. Perception of truth is not enough. To engage with Truth is the essence of life. That is when we truly live. Life in all its glory in Christ, the joy, the sorrow, the pain, and the pleasure…………Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.

Revelation in Christ is so deep, so wide, and so high. Imagine this. We stand on the shore of a vast ocean, so vast that the great expanse of its beauty and magnitude before us can be so intimidating and so fearful that we never leave the shore. That’s how it is with many Christians. They hang out on the shoreline of perception and that is all they want and need in Christ. That’s religion, not relationship.

Christ bids us to come and to walk upon the water with Him so that He may reveal Himself to us. His grace empowers our walk. His glory reveals His person.

My vision today.  I saw myself on the shoreline and immediately this verse was given to me. Today, I give it to you.

To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ. Ephesians 3:8

This is an apostolic directive for all of us today. To preach the unsearchable riches of Jesus while walking in grace on a vast expansive ocean of revelation. To preach eternity while living in the now. To rise up from dormancy to awake in passion. Go right up to that ocean and step out.

Ocean Golden WaveHe opens up the way and with each wave comes revelation to those willing to seek Him. If we seek Him, He is gracious and faithful to reveal Himself to us.

Truth lays out a path right on the waves. In fear we step out but we must remember that there is no fear in love. So step out, even in fear for that fear will vanish in the presence of His glory. Holy Spirit is our compass, our navigational system that sets us out upon the waters.

We may look foolish. Okay, we will look foolish to those still standing on the shore, waiting. Waiting for what?

Truth is a mystery that is eternal reality. We find it expanded in step by step obedience and trust. He is our life in the here and now, the earthly realm yet we walk in eternity now in our hearts.

Truth opens up our eyes with light as we step out. Don’t run away from this light. Light shines in the face of Christ. Gaze at Him as we walk upon the waves. Don’t look down.

Remember Peter? When He looked at the waves, taking His eyes off of Jesus, he sank. Learn to gaze at Him in the midst of fear, worry anxiety.

We may want to go back to the safety of the shore but Jesus whispers, “Trust Me. Let’s go father out. Walk away from that place of safety that you’ve constructed within the parameters of your life. I’ve so much more to reveal to you.”

Truth becomes the lens of our life in Christ. He desires us to see with Kingdom perspective. The ocean depths prepare us to trust and obey.

These posts will lift you higher, away from earthly concerns if just for a moment so that you may see you are seated in heavenly places.

Born from above, our lives expand in harmony within heaven’s revelation of our identity in Christ.

How do I walk in this reality? It is my life, interwoven into my being. I’m not content with passive man-made Christianity.

Each morning,  I pray and meditate for about one hour with one of my French Bulldogs on my lap. Holy Spirit directs my mind and my heart in meditations for the day. Today, as I walked upon the water, He whispered this verse.

The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit. John 3:8

This confirms that in the depth of my heart, I accept adventure and journey in Christ. It is a life in the Spirit for I am born of the Spirit through salvation in Jesus. Who ever told you Christianity is outdated or boring? They either lied or have only experienced religion. Look again.

Debra And Chloe

 

In Christ,
Debra

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