My busy, distracted heart longs to see Jesus

It’s Holy Week. Palm Sunday’s church songs are growing faint in our ears. We find ourselves busy and distracted. But my busy, distracted heart longs to see Jesus.

We long to behold the glory of the One who died for us.

When I slow down and turn my eyes to Him, I stand in awe once more. Things of this life, take their rightful place. I find my soul flooded with incomparable peace… again.

God, give us eyes to behold your glory and see you in this day. Help us recognize Your Holy presence is truly all around us.

Open our eyes again to Your Mighty Hand at work in this life You’ve given.

Allow us to catch just a glimpse of the demons you are slaying at our feet …for if we could fully see the battle around us we might flee in fear. (Eph 6:12)

Oh, but show us the paths You are making straight and the mountains You are still moving! (Isa 43:19)

Oh God, open our eyes to the favor You are showing us and to the many ways You are providing for us. May every sparrow, every bird singing this spring day, remind us that You are always our provider. As You were on the Cross, You are always and forever faithful! (Matt 10:29-31)

God, over and over, You make Your presence known in the sunrise and the sunsets. You move as the gentle breeze among us. Your beauty is in the flowers of spring. As Your rain waters the land, Your Living Word waters our souls. Day in and day out, You draw us near.

Your love beckons us to see You in Your beautiful creation. The stars display Your glory (Psalm 19:1). The oceans roar with Your mighty power. The thunder and the lightning remind us You certainly cannot be contained or predicted.(1 Kings 8:27)

Your ways are not our ways, just as on the Cross, they are always so much better. (Isa 55:8)

Though You’ve gone to prepare a place for us in Heaven, may we know You are ever close and always good.(John 14:3)

In the stillness of each early morning, help us hear Your gentle whisper. Tune our hearts to delight in Your commands again. May we hunger and thirst for righteousness. May we turn from sin’s seductive strangle once more.

As burdens and trials come our way, may we remember we will not live one second alone. For You, who came to rescue us, are always with Your children. (Deut 31:6)

Your rod and Your staff, they comfort us. You are our shepherd, and where You go, help us to keep following. (Psalm 23:4)

And when the day brings tears, you hold us close. You, who died for us, You won’t leave us. Like a nursing mother, You never forget about us. (1 Thess 2:7)

At this very moment, You are at the throne praying for us, even when we don’t know how to pray for ourselves. (Rom 8:34)

And God Your love, a love that left Heaven to rescue us, will never cease. (Lam 3:22-23)

My mind cannot fathom the depths of Your mercy and rivers of grace You freely pour out to us. (1 Tim 1:14)

Though I fail You, and will fail You more, You never have failed me. Though I’ve been faithless, You are always faithful. (2 Tim 2:13)

Oh yes Father, let us see You still bringing good. Let us count our many blessings again.

But may we also remember You’ve already done more than we could ever deserve when You sent your Son to die for us.

Oh Lord, as we remember the Cross this Holy Week, may our hearts be drawn to worship You, and let us behold Your presence and see Your glory in this day.

All glory to Jesus!

#HolyWeek #PrayforRevival #whataSavior

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5 thoughts on “My busy, distracted heart longs to see Jesus

  1. The I Kings reference may be wrong. Not a criticism, just thought you’d want to know. Appreciate your daily posts so much, Kim! 🙏

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    1. Thanks Debbie. Yesterday was off for me. We woke up to news that my husbands “full of life” aunt had passed away. I so appreciate you checking verses for me. I welcome your help and prayers always!

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