I Want To See You

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
Open the eyes of my heart
I want to see You
I want to see You
To see you high and lifted up
Shining in the light of Your glory
Pour out Your power and love
As we sing holy, holy, holy

Oh, I want to see Him, look upon His face,
There to sing forever of His saving grace;
On the streets of Glory let me lift my voice;
Cares all past, home at last, ever to rejoice.

Show me Your face (Show me)
Need to see You clearly
No more mistakes
Look at the time I’m losing
More than Your mercy
Lord will You take me
Closer (Show me)
Let me see Your face

Credits: Open The Eyes of My Heart, Oh, I Want To See Him, Show Me Your Face

Ion fully remember where I wanted to go but we’re here now.

Moses made all of these excuses and had all of these things that would disqualify him. He gets over it all and is leading the children of Israel around the wilderness.

They have gotten on his nerves. A time or two. I don’t remember the chronology, but he let’s that good ol anger that led him to kill the Egyptian rise up. He broke the first set of Commandments. And he didn’t follow God’s instructions to obtain water for the people.

After the one I mentioned second, God told him he wouldn’t see the Promised Land. What a blow.

He didn’t record himself as begging for God to change His mind (he wrote the Torah/Law/first five books of the Bible). He simply asked to see God.

God was like. Nah. Nobody can see me and live.

I know I wrote about this recently. Pastor mentioned it in Bible class the other day too. But, there is nothing wrong with repeating the Bible. Especially since I’m sure this context is different.

The plan they, really God, came up with was that Moses would go on the mountain and stand in a cliff. God said He would show him His hindparts.

Man. The imagery of this next part, how it is described. Moses says God covers his face with His hand as He passed by and then showed him His hindparts.

While ppl say Moses ended up with grey hair, Scripture that I read (King James Version) says his countenance/appearance changed. The people could see that he had spent time with God.

Oh. I just remembered where I was going. Hold on. I’m gonna finish this first.

There should be proof and evidence that we have spent time with God. The way we speak, our love, our kindness, our actions. Who we are as Christians should match the attributes of the One described in the Bible.

I want to see His face and His heart. Stuff is nice and matters. But I need Him and His will. Once I obtain and continue seeking that, His hand will follow. Jesus said it: seek the kingdom first and His righteousness and all these things will be added.

I also wanna see the greater works Jesus promised. I feel like I mentioned this too. It still bears repeating. If I see Him and become like Him, I can obtain the promise to do works greater than He did.

I wanna lay hands on the sick and see them recover. I wanna cast out demons. I wanna walk past people and them be healed.

Not as a witch or divine healer. Not to boast or brag.

But, because they are promises that come with the power He gave. All for His glory. I just wanna see Jesus in the earth. I just wanna play a small part as a Christian who is a disciple of Christ who was told to spread His message and be a fisher of men.

This world and its inhabitants need Jesus. This writer does for sure. I just want to see Him.

Go be great. Someone is counting on it.

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One of the ppl I live with has been wanting bread pudding.

They used to be able to get it from a store near the house. It’s never there.

I went to another location. I decided I would make it if I couldn’t find it.

Found out it is no longer sold pre-made.

I found a recipe for it. My phone was dying so I looked at all the ingredients. I bought what wasn’t at the house and left.

I decided to watch a Facebook live about love. Shout out to my fellow blogger and her husband.

Honestly, I didn’t even read the recipe in full. Just the ingredients and like one instruction about the bread. And the recipe was behind a pay wall after so many observations.

I thought I could access it after registering. Nope. I had to subscribe. I discovered this after I had cut the bread poured the milk on it, and decided to see if I was following instructions.

Surprise surprise. I was NOT. I should have made a custard with the milk.

Let me pause and say I am not a baker. I make a few desserts that require minimal effort. Cooking though? Baaaaaybeeeee. Ima add a pic. I cooks.

Okay. Back on track. I proceeded to melt the butter and add the sugar and vanilla to it. I beat the eggs.

But, I had a realization. I know from watching cooking shows that ya girl is finna make caramel or something similar.

I tried to squeeze the milk out of the bread. Fail. I opened the refrigerator to see if there was milk. There usually isn’t. But heaven smiled on this mess. Right on the door was a baby container.

I didn’t even measure it. I just dumped it. It was cold so it cooled the butter and sugar. I realize that now. I did notice that the butter stopped melting.

But, there was already the appropriate amount of milk on the bread. I didn’t fully follow instructions for adding the stove mixture to the eggs.

They said it had to cool. But chiiiiii. I knew it wasn’t hot. So, I mixed it then poured it on the bread then put it in the oven.

Oh. I also added more bread. And now that I think about it, it wasn’t as sweet as it could have been because I didn’t add more sugar. Gah.

I just KNEW it was gonna be nasty. However, the two ppl who ate it liked it. One said I just needed to add the pre-made cinnamon sugar to it. I said it wasn’t sweet enough and reminded me of French toast. I def used brioche and, again, not enough sugar.

The ppl in the comments of the recipe also said it should soak in the mixture. I saw that before I baked it. But it was already a mess and getting late. Next time. I’m gonna try again. Lol.

That made me think of us and how we relate to God sometimes. When we don’t follow instructions or kinda follow them we end up with a mess. I could list more of my mistakes but, I’m gonna go to the Good Book.

Abraham was told he would have a baby with Sarah. She didn’t believe or was impatient. She sent her maid Hagar to have the baby, Ishmael. She treated Hagar harshly. She ended up with a baby, Isaac, and then sent Ishmael and Hagar away. As a result, Ishmael’s descendents are at odds with Isaac’s to this day. (Flit around Genesis. I’m usually good about citing. But I’m being lazy. Apologies.)

Moses was told to speak to the rock to get water. He hit it in frustration. As a result, God told him he would never see the Promised Land. After all that he had done. (Exodus my friend.)

Samson was told not to cut his hair or he’d lose his strength. He got involved with a woman who wasn’t an Israelite and spilled the secret. It resulted in him losing his hair, strength, eyes, and ultimately his life. (Judges will tell it all.)

The prophet Samuel gave King Saul instructions from God (Samuel trained as a priest but became a prophet. Priests performed the burnt sacrifices.) to destroy everyone and everything-including the animals. Saul saved the animals so that they could be offered as a sacrifice to God. Samuel was like bro, uh uh. You messed up and God is giving the kingdom to another. (1 or 2 Kings. One of em. You’re already on a device that will let you search or google.)

Saul’s successor David was a man of war after God’s heart. As a teen he killed five giants with five stones and a slingshot when nobody else could kill them.

Israel is at war later after David ascends the throne. Normally, kings were at war with the ppl while they fight. For some reason, David was at the palace on the roof. He saw a beautiful woman and decided he had to have her.

He sleeps with her, gets her pregnant, then realizes that she’s the wife of one of his best warriors. He calls the man home. He tries to get him to sleep with his wife. He refuses bc he is an honorable man and won’t be intimate while they are at war.

Since that didn’t work, David sends word and had the man assigned to a position that would surely get him killed. It did.

A new prophet, Nathan, goes to David and tells him he knows what he did and as a result the baby would die. David fasts and puts on sackcloth and ashes until he finds out the baby has died. Odd to others for sure.

Oh. David married the woman, Bathsheeba, after her husband, Uriah, died. They had another son Solomon.

At this point, the house of God is in tents, the tabernacle, and mobile. It had been since back in the day after Moses freed the people from Egypt when they wandered in the wilderness.

David decides and tells God that he wants to build a stationary house of worship, a temple. God is like cool, cool, cool. But um yeah. Not you buddy. You have too much blood on your hands. Solomon will though.

He lost a child and couldn’t build the temple. After ALL he had been through with God (there’s so much in Psalms and Kings. These particular instances described are in 1 or 2 Kings. Wherever you find Saul, just keep going. David comes after him.).

I’m certain there are more stories and ppl. I have surely gone over the customary length I imagine these to be in my head.

The point is simple and stated in the title: follow instructions. Cuz if we don’t, untold and unimaginable consequences will follow.

Go be great. Someone’s counting on it. 😊

He 👏🏾 Did 👏🏾 It 👏🏾 Before 👏🏾

Breh. I’m skresssed (stressed).

I feel like I heard Him.

He can move at the DROP of a hat.

I am waiting on the next step.

I don’t have good patience.

I was expecting a call.

Though it wasn’t certain it would come today.

I DEFINITELY wanted it to come today.

I’ve had to wait longer than desired before. I’m nervous that that’s the case now. I’m not feeling that.

I’m trying hard to have faith and not doubt. But I’m human.

So. Again. I’m skresssed (stressed).

*This will make it make sense Waiting Is The Action But Patiently Is The Attitude*