Last night as we worshiped several spontaneous songs were sung. One song mentioned Jesus having eyes of fire.
I had a dream a few years ago.
In the dream I saw Jesus glorified. I heard a song being sung. He has eyes of fire, yet there is mercy found at His feet.
When I woke up I began to study the Gospels. In every instance, people who fell at Jesus’s feet were either healed, found mercy, or were mentioned for their acts of kindness toward Him.
- One woman pushed through the crowds just to touch the hem of his clothing. When she touched His clothing she was healed.
- Four friends were desperate to see their friend healed. They ripped open a roof and lowered their friend to Jesus’s feet. Seeing their faith… their friend was healed.
- One man threw himself at Jesus’s feet and asked for his daughter to be healed. She was.
- A crazy man fell at Jesus’s feet. He was delivered, was clothed, and put into his right mind.
- One woman anointed His feet with fragrance. She is now mentioned in every nation.
He has eyes of fire, yet mercy is found at His feet.
His voice sounds like many waters, yet He often speaks most powerfully in a whisper.
His Spirit is like a flowing river, yet He often touches our lives like the early morning dew or a soft spring rain.
When He walks among us He sees, hears, and knows all things.
He is Holy… yet, He invites us into His presence.
An audience of One.
Often I’ll head into the Big Room, grab my guitar, and worship. Just me, no one looking, no one listening except One. Sometimes new songs bubble up, and sometimes nothing is felt. I know I’m just positioning myself to lean in.
Many times my prayers, my crying out, praying for others, or my heart being exposed are returned to Jesus in song. Sometimes I just play softly saying nothing. Sometimes I sit quietly reading, journaling contemplating. One phrase I’ve found myself singing repeatedly recently … “You are Faithful and True, Your Word speaks of you, This is Who You Are. Who you really are.”
Who Jesus is… is revealed to us through spending time in His Presence, reading who He is in the Bible, and by the revelation of the Holy Spirit.
Mike Bickel in his book Passion for Jesus wrote, “It takes God to know God.” So I often pray: “Open my eyes to see you, open my ears to hear you, open my mind to perceive you, open my heart to believe you, and open my spirit to receive you.”
Who is Jesus? He is revealed to us by what He does in our lives.
He is our salvation.
He is our redemption.
He is our healing.
He is our provision.
He is our forgiving.
He is our protection.
He is our wisdom.
He is our comfort.
He is our power.
He is our mercy.
He is our grace.
Most likely all the above began to happen when you first fell at His feet asking for forgiveness and mercy.
He is also the holder together of all things.
He is Jesus, Risen King of Kings and Lord of Lords. This is He is who He is, and so much more.
“This is eternal life, that they may know You the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” (John 17:3)
Through Jesus we have access to the Father’s heart.
Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16 NASB
R.C. Sproul expresses the thought this way:
“The moment Jesus died, the instant the just one died for the unjust, the veil in the temple was torn. The presence of God became accessible to us. We now have access to His grace (*which brings peace) but even more, we have access to Him. (*His presence) Now we can feel welcome in the very presence of a Holy God.” The Holiness of God, R.C. Sproul *my note
This is the good news.. we have access.
My friend Stephen Bell states, “The really good news is that the Father now has access to us!” This truth is most amazing.
His sacrifice for our sins brings peace between the Father and who we are. It’s settled.
His resurrection to Life ensures our confident access into the presence of our loving Father.
To fear and yet to be unafraid is an interesting experience.
R. C. Sproul sums it up:
“But when we come, we must remember two things: (1) who He is; and (2) who we are. For the Christian the holy war is over; the peace has been established. Access to the Father is ours. But we still must tremble before our God. He is still holy.” The Holiness of God, R.C. Sproul
Years ago I heard a whisper as I worshiped, “If this was the only thing you did, would it be enough?” My honest answer… “I don’t know. I’m so driven, I strive so much. I have so many insecurities.”
I do know I want to be a worshiper whom the Father seeks. Jesus made it possible. He extends mercy toward me as I fall at His feet.