Sunday, January 10, 2010

God's Eyes

     I had a wonderful weekend away in Augusta, visiting my sweet boy. Already missing him after just a few days, and filling one of his Christmas requests was the reason for my visit. Mostly the first reason, but taking care of his Christmas request was a very good Excuse!  One of the gifts that he wanted for Christmas was curtains for all of the windows in his townhouse (which isnt' very many). He asked for absolutely nothing else but this one thing. Not just any curtains however, curtains MADE by his Mama! He said it would seem more homey with them. Being an artist he just isn't quite into ready made, manufactured anything. So my task was to find the material at a bargain price. Bargain might not be quite an accurate description, for almost nothing would really be more what I am meaning. God provided!I have all of the fabric ready to sew for 45.00! I am making 2 pr. of floor length curtains, and 3 valances. Sort of mistreatment style, however there will be sewing involved(I just have to sew).
     I am sure you are already thinking what in the world does this have to do with God's eyes. Here it is. When I got all of my things together for church Sunday morning, I couldn't remember if I had gotten my makeup. When I realized I might have forgotten it (around 11:00 p.m) I told Blaine that I hoped I had not forgotten my makeup because I surely could not go to Sunday morning church without it. Of course he thought that was absurd, but not me. Fortunately I only forgot half of it. Eyeshadow, mascara, eyeliner, and brow pencil. I was not crazy about half of a made up face. This morning more than usual,  I had a more intense longing to hear from God, and just worship him, so I knew it would really be no big deal. I went and you know what? nobody noticed! No one came up and said" You know you forgot your eyeshadow, mascara, and eyeliner, and eyebrow pencil" Not a single person! Isn't it funny just the smallest things that Satan will try to use to get our focus from where it should be!
     Please forgive the rambling here! It was refreshing worship. Different from our church here, but exactly what I needed for today. The worship songs were just that for me, WORSHIP. As I was driving home, and thinking back on how easily I could have been silly and stayed home, and I do mean SILLY! God brought theses words,HIS words to mind.

"for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
I Samuel 16:7b

 I think God is has more than once this year spoken to me about FOCUS. My focus needs to be on HIM.
He is not at all interested in my makeup, whether my house is the most stylish, my clothes, etc. He is interested in my heart. Hope you have a blessed week. Striving to stay focused.


Susie from Bienvenue said...

God bless them baby boys! Mine is 19 and Im soooo not ready to let him go just yet!

Ginny said...

Thanks for the reminder, Jackie. And good job on that fabric. Sounds like you did indeed get a great bargain!

Runner Mom said...

I want to see those mistreatments, girlfriend!! And, those baby boys...gotta love those precious ones. Stay warm!

Jennifer said...

Be sure to share photos of those curtains...that has to be one of the sweetest Christmas requests I have heard in a long time!! Not sure my boy would notice if his windows had curtains or not??!! :)

Patsy said...

BLess you!! Thanks for the reminder of where we need to be!! Have a great day!!

Jessica Morris said...

:) I am glad you were there on Sunday and I didn't notice the makeup.
I really enjoy seeing you each time you're here - I feel like we hardly get to talk with me running after the boys!! But I really enjoy seeing you :)