Mission: Vacation and Restoration Pt 2. “In Your eyes..”

Posted by on Sep 20, 2009 in Mission: Get Inspired | 0 comments

There is something about this song.

I was listening to music tonight as I was trying to fall asleep on my mobile pandora for blackberry.

Even though I heard this song a ton when I was growing up…”In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel, I just heard it differently.  I dont know if it is Sara Barielles rawness or passion that made it sound differently to me, or if I was just in place where I could feel it differently.

(You should check out the LYRICS sometime and just read them line by line.)

I just felt the Lord speaking to me through this song tonight.  Do you ever feel so lost that you do not know what to pray?  Where to even start?  This first part of the song spoke for me….

I get so lost, sometimes
Days pass and this emptiness fills my heart
When I want to run away I drive off in my car
But, whichever way I go I come back to the place you are”

This feeling that I have been going through…was articulated so well.  And even more so in Proverbs 3:5-6…

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart….He will make your paths straight.”

No matter when I go through junk that leaves me feeling empty and lost…I end up running back to His place, His presence.  To make sure that the place I seek is the straight path to His divine will.

I sigh.  I get it God.  Draw me near.

“But, all my instincts – they return
The grand facade so soon will burn
Without a noise – without my pride
I reach out from the inside”

Everything I know.  Everything I have known returns.  My pride is my greatest enemy.  Forgive me Father.  How exhausting it is to walk around with the facade of strength and an appearance that I have it all together.  I have become shameful of my burdens and I have dropped my head to stare at the ground.  Why is it so hard to find this brokenness, to “Reach out from the inside..” ?  “Without a noise, without my pride…” God I give it all to you.

And Jesus said,

28“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

I ache for this rest.

In your eyes – the light, the heat
I am complete in your eyes
See the doorways of a thousand churches in your eyes
The resolution of all the fruitless searching
In Your Eyes

I am not my job,  I am not my debt, I am not perfect, I am not lost,  I am not my status, I am not single forever, I am not of this world, I am not made complete in the eyes of this world.  I am complete in You, Lord.  I am complete in Your eyes.  I return to the resolution of all my fruitless searching.  Because,

Philippians 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

Lord, I pray that now and through this transition in my life, and you reading this, that we get lost in Love.  Not Lost in our faith.

“In Your Eyes

I get so lost, sometimes”

Lord, I thank you for clinging on to us, for making us complete in your Son.  I pray that we continue to seek Your eyes, to see the world like You do.  Because it is in Your Eyes, that we can truly see….Love.

Thank you for restoring me, giving us rest and breaking the facade of pride.

It is in You I find resolution.

Hallelujah & Amen.

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