24 In Glimpses

Do You See Love Looking Back At You? // Glimpses Link Up

My heart is usually very raw after Sunday morning worship. Not that I don’t get into His Presence during the week, but there’s something about going to the corporate gathering, especially when it takes a lot of energy to get there, that draws you closer.

Before today’s service I was reflecting on the faithfulness and kindness of the Lord, how He has a purpose and meaning for my life no matter what it is I may be struggling with. Knowing that He desires to use my imperfections, brokenness and weakness for His glory is hard for me to wrap my brain around. Why would the God of the universe who is perfect and holy want to use someone like me, who is struggling through life and not really trying to make a huge impact, other than being obedient in the day to day?

My daughter led us in another song this morning, Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace) by Hillsong Worship. No matter what I’m going through, God is faithful to meet me in worship and leave His imprint on my heart.

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I’ve sang about brokenness before. I’ve sang about His Amazing grace before. I’ve sang about His eyes of love before, and that is where I camp today.

I can see you now.
I can see the love in your eyes.
Laying yourself down.
Raising up the broken to life.

It’s not that I’m not seeing God at work in my life, but it’s been a long time since I felt His eyes upon me. It’s been a long time since I really looked into His eyes and saw love staring back at me. Our Pastor asked us to look into God’s eyes today, and see His love pouring forth for us. And even though I know He loves me, this love is something I’ve struggled to comprehend all of my life. I go through seasons where I can feel the intensity of His eyes of love for me; and then there are seasons of dryness and numbness where I simply look up as an act of faith and believe that those eyes are still burning for me.

I know He sees me. Even though I have days where I’m not seeking, where it takes all of my energy just to keep trudging along in life, I know that He still loves me.

I am so thankful that God understands my weaknesses and failures, and loves me even still.

What do you see when you look into God’s eyes? Do you see love looking back at you?

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Here’s a video of Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace). I hope it blesses you.

And now I continue to list the beauty that I’m finding in my every day life.

Glimpses #561-570

561. Co-workers who make me laugh.
562. A job that I love to go to every day.
563. A compassionate and caring boss.
564. A clean and sparkling sink (thank you hubby!)
565. My mom is healing and getting stronger.
566. The smell of essential oils on baby’s skin.
567. Fresh cut flowers from the backyard.
568. Free Kindle books.
569. Motivation to clear the clutter.
570. Watching an old movie at an old theatre with a friend.

The Glimpses link up will open at 12:01 AM (PST) each Monday, and will remain open through Noon on Saturday. I am looking forward to reading your posts and visiting your blogs this week!

It is time to share the glimpses of beauty found this week.
Words written, gratitude given, photos taken, things created — anything that reflects the beauty of God revealed in your ordinary life.
1. Grab the button to place in your post, or simply link back here.
2. Link up with the post permalink, and not just your blog url.
3. Visit and encourage others who link up. We need each other!
4. Share about the link up on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
5. Use the hashtag #glimpsesofhisbeauty so that we can find each other’s posts.



 

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Lesley
    August 7, 2017 at 12:19 am

    That’s a beautiful song and it is so encouraging that, however we feel, God still looks at us with love and has a plan for us.

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      Barbie
      August 9, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      I am so thankful that He does Lesley! Blessings!

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    Bev @ Walking Well With God
    August 7, 2017 at 3:22 am

    Barbie,
    I admit I didn’t always see love looking back at me….but that was on me – not on the Lord. The more I am in His Word, the more His love story for me comes alive. Some days I can’t get enough. Sorry I’m linking up the same post….you know some weeks….life just happens.
    Have a blessed week,
    Bev xx

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      Barbie
      August 9, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      That is so true, and I admit that I haven’t been in the Word near as much as I need to. And you can link up the same post whenever you want to! Blessings!

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    Michele Morin
    August 7, 2017 at 3:29 am

    I love thinking about the truth that God makes an imprint on our hearts. And now, I’m pondering how that makes me different from how I used to be. Good thoughts this morning, Barbie!

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      Barbie
      August 9, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      Thanks Michele! Blessings!

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    Debby
    August 7, 2017 at 4:37 am

    I struggle with not ‘feeling’ God’s loving embrace and assurance and have to remind myself that salvation isn’t in the feeling but the promise. I sure like feeling it, but I keep being reminded it’s so much more. Your obedience is huge, my friend. It’s your faithful acts of following that speak to many.

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      Barbie
      August 9, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      If I based my Christian walk on feelings, I would have failed miserably. It definately is a walk of faith. Blessings!

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    jodie filogomo
    August 7, 2017 at 5:09 am

    It’s hard when we don’t feel what others feel.
    But you are blessed to be able to look at your good things in life. How wonderful that you have a job you enjoy!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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      Barbie
      August 9, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      So true. I praise God for my job every day.

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    Patricia Krank
    August 7, 2017 at 5:30 am

    Oh Barbie, I understand well the feeling of being raw after Sunday worship. Yesterday I got ready for church and headed out the door (alone because my husband was working as he often is on Sundays) and as I drove I thought of skipping church completely. Maybe I could go shopping or find a something at the movie theater. I was exhausted after dealing for days with the pain of an adult daughter. I’m so glad I made myself to though. The worship service spoke to me in all the right place.
    Blessings to you my friend. The JOY of the Lord is our strength!
    Patti

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      Barbie
      August 9, 2017 at 8:10 pm

      God always meets our need, doesn’t He? So glad you were blessed!

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    Debbie Putman
    August 7, 2017 at 6:55 am

    A beautiful song to remind me of the great love God has for me…every minute of every day. Thank you, too, for this song. It’s a favorite.

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      Barbie
      August 9, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      You’re welcome Debbie! Blessings!

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    BettieG
    August 7, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Dear Barbie,
    I love how music can get into the cracks and crevices of my heart in a way like nothing else. Thank you for sharing this beautiful song today. “Raising up the broken to life” is taking on a deeper meaning for me, as I surrender myself to Him, even when I cannot see how He could possibly want me in my broken state. HIS Life is so much more than I can understand! Praying for you today, Dear Sister. May HIS Grace continue to flow over you.

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      Barbie
      August 9, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      Thank you so much BettieG!

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    June
    August 8, 2017 at 5:34 am

    I’m with you, friend, it’s inconceivable that He should love me. Seek out and wish for my company, desire me. Such a beautiful post, Barbie, directing us to look to Him! (that’s great news on your mom! PTL!)

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      Barbie
      August 9, 2017 at 8:12 pm

      I don’t think my mind will ever comprehend it, but it really is a matter of the heart, and my will continually say YES! Blessings!

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    Lisa notes
    August 8, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    It’s one thing to know that “God loves everyone” but another altogether to realize “God loves me.” Thanks for your vulnerability again, Barbie. It helps us all.

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      Barbie
      August 9, 2017 at 8:15 pm

      So true. Thank you for being here Lisa. I appreciate you!

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    Melissa
    August 8, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Wow, beautiful! Don’t think I have heard that song before.

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      Barbie
      August 9, 2017 at 8:16 pm

      It gets me every time. Thanks for stopping by Melissa.

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    Donna Reidland
    August 9, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    It is amazing that God chooses to use broken, imperfect vessels like all of us, isn’t it! Thanks for hosting, Barbie. I love signing on to your website. Your yellow banner always makes me feel happy!

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      Barbie
      August 9, 2017 at 8:16 pm

      Thanks so much Donna. I am glad my header makes you happy!

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