I’m convinced that there is no greater treasure in the world than knowing and experiencing the Lord’s heart. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that (from time to time) I share ‘letters’ written from the first person style of Christ. For me, these ‘letters’ have come from the texture of our Lord’s heart that He has developed in me over time. These ‘letters’ are very precious to me as they contain something of the Lord’s heart that was shared with me at a high cost.
In today’s post, I’d like to share a ‘letter’ with you that is one of my absolute favorites. I wrote it last year, and in all honesty, it’s a treasure that I’m hesitant to share with you here publicly. When I wrote it, I wasn’t sure it would be for public consumption. Nevertheless, I’m compelled to share it with you now. This treasure has changed my life and has begun to unlock the kingdom of our Lord in me in ways that no human words can describe.
As you read this letter, may you know that this is the texture of the love that our Lord has for you personally as a member of His bride. May you also know that this same texture of love that lives in you (Christ in you), is also the texture of love that exists in you for your brothers and sisters in Christ that you have been specifically given to in relationship.
I have included a song for you at the end of this letter. This song beautifully contains the heart of this letter, and is one that I hope you’ll listen to very carefully. Read this letter, and listen to the lyrics of this song. If you’re reading this post through your email inbox, you’ll need to visit this blog directly to access the song posted at the end of the letter. I trust and pray that He’ll translate His heart to you as you read and listen.
Do you know what my favorite past time is? I love to gaze deeply into your eyes. This is not easy for me to do, however. You’re so preoccupied. Your eyes are so shifty. They lock onto something only long enough for you to formulate a thought, and then you’re on to something else. Often I catch your gaze from across the room, and I see you. You notice me as well, but not for long. Acknowledging my gaze is awkward for you, because you don’t recognize that it’s really me looking through him. Therefore, resting in that gaze has been impossible for you. It’s where I live, however. I just rest and wait for those moments.
I have given you my best. I have put my best into the deepest part of you. That’s where my light is. For so long the brilliant light in your spirit was hidden behind a think veil, unable to penetrate into your soul. Your soul was filled with utter darkness. I was angry because I wanted to fill you, all of you, with the essence of my best that I put into your spirit. So in my anger and wrath, I came and ripped that damned veil into two. No longer would my light, my best, be kept hidden from your soul. I intended to ‘flood all the compartments’, so to speak. That’s exactly what happened.
My home has a beautiful window in which that light can now be shared. Before, your windows were darkened and my brilliance was not visible. There was only darkness showing. All that has changed now! Did you know that My light is My sustenance, as much as it is yours? When I want to behold My light, I look deeply into you; my home. That’s where I have put the best of me. My light is beautiful, but oh how beautiful it is in you!
Would you share your light with me?
Would you sit with me for a while?
Let’s share a drink together, you and I. Allow me to gaze at you. It’s my favorite thing to do.
“Fleets and armies I am not afraid,
To a different host I fall.
It’s the advances within your eyes, my Love,
That tear down every wall.” -Pamela Spock
“Then was I in his eyes as one that found peace.” Song of Solomon 8:10
“The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” (Matthew 6:22-23, NASB)
“…the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints, to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ *IN* you, the hope of glory.” (Col. 1:26-27, NASB, emphasis mine)
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.” (2 Cor. 3:18, NASB)
“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love…No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us”. (1 John 4:7-8, 12, NIV)