God sees you! He sees me! He sees it all. All we think. All we say. All we do. Do you believe He is pleased with what He sees? There are consequences when He is not. When I first desired to stop doing wrong, it was because I hated the consequences including how I felt. Over time, I started not to simply not want to do wrong. I wanted to do right. But it was mostly out of a sense of obligation.
Now things are entirely different for me. The more time I have spent alone with the Lord and the Bible and taken walks and bike rides with Him and praised and worshiped Him and sung to Him and enjoyed Him and prayed to Him and sought Him and repented and been changed by Him and listened for His voice and obeyed Him, the more I have fallen head over heels madly and passionately and zealously and fervently in love with Him. And the more I love the Lord, the more desperately I desire to please Him.
Today, I don’t think of God seeing me as terrifying. I think of His seeing me as beautiful. The one I love more than anything or anyone in the universe sees me. He sees it all. And I desire that what He sees brings Him love, joy, pleasure, praise, glory, and honor. I want Him to be blessed when He sees me right down to my very thoughts. I feel His love. I feel His care. I feel His kindness. I want to be seen by Him, too, because I want His correction. I want to be purified by Him. Transformed by Him. To be closer and closer to Him. This is all borne of His love for me. And mine for Him. Now I delight in being seen by the Lord! Oh, how I delight in the Lord! Oh yes!
How about you, friend? Do you have this same desire? Oh, may it be so! God sees you. What does He see? And how do you feel being seen by the Lord? Do you love Him with every ounce of your heart? Oh, may it most assuredly be so. And may you so very much desire that what He sees brings Him delight! AMEN!
Father, this message really touched me as I wrote it and again as I did a little edit of it. I am blown away by how much I learn and how exhilarated I feel writing the messages you give me. Yes, Lord, all glory to you. Lord, please send this message far and wide so it reaches every person around the world you desire to reach with it. Please Lord lead them to a beautiful, intimate, loving, ever-growing personal relationship with you. Help them to know and feel and experience your love. Help them desire to be seen by you. Lead them to repentance wherever and whenever they need it. Father, will you please bring to them the desire you have given me to please you beyond measure? Help them to live according to your ways for your glory. Help them to be compelled to do so by your indescribably wonderfully awesomely amazing love, oh Lord. AMEN!
“O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether. You have hedged me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?…If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me. If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,” Even the night shall be light about me; Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You. For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret,…Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!…Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139. Please read the entire psalm in the Bible as this is only a portion of it!)