Eyes To See Truth

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(Song of Songs 1:15 NIV- How beautiful you are, MY darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves.)

The Song of Solomon is one of my most favorite books in the Bible. I’ve read it countless times and every single time I read it, HOLY SPIRIT whispers to my heart another little divine nugget of it’s precious truth.

So with today’s focal verse in mind, I’m going to take you on a little journey to reveal just a token of that truth.

As many of you know my heart truly values intimacy with GOD. Quite often as I’m praying or even just simply soaking in HIS PRESENCE, HE’LL bring a verse or a particular passage of Scripture to mind.

There have been many times where those very passages have come from the Song of Solomon.

Whenever THE LORD uses HIS WORD as an avenue to speak to me, I first pray for revelation of that particular verse and then I start to mediate on it’s truth.

This morning as HE brought Song of Songs 1:15 to mind, there were also two other passages Scripture that I immediately began to reflect upon as well.

The first one was (Matthew 6:22 AMP – “The eye is the lamp of the body; so if your eye is clear; spiritually perceptive, your whole body will be full of light; benefiting from GOD’S precepts.”).

And the second one was (Matthew 3:16-17 NIV – As soon as JESUS was baptized, HE went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and HE saw THE SPIRIT of GOD descending like a dove and alighting on HIM. And a voice from heaven said, “This is MY SON, whom I love; with HIM I am well pleased.”).

Two key points to remember from those verses are:
1.) Our eyes are lamps to our bodies. Meaning, not only are they the light for our souls, but also how other people come to see the light within us. And 2.) Biblically speaking, doves are symbolic of THE SPIRIT of GOD.

Now with those two things in mind, let’s go back and reflect upon the words that Solomon had spoken to his bride-to-be in today’s focal verse.

His words to her were, “How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves.”.

If you’ve read the entire first chapter of the Song of Solomon then you know that just a few verses before that, Solomon’s bride-to-be was conversing with him expressing to him how negatively she viewed herself. She asked him not to look at her out of fear that he would see her the same way she saw herself. She then proceeded to give him specific reasons why she felt so unattractive and unworthy.

At first glance, it seems as if Solomon’s words to her were just to assure her of how beautiful she truly was to him from a physical standpoint.

But what if his words to her had a much deeper connotation than just to express what he saw in her physical appearance?

You see, as I was praying for revelation of what Solomon was saying, HOLY SPIRIT revealed to me a deeper truth. I do in fact believe that his words were an expression of his attraction to her physical beauty, but I also believe that he wanted her to know that her true beauty wasn’t just physical. But that it was in fact when he looked into her eyes— because it was there that he saw and recognized THE SPIRIT of GOD within her.

To reflect upon those very same words with a more in depth perspective revealing an even deeper level of truth… I also believe that’s how THE FATHER views us.

In those moments when we’ve felt unworthy or less than, GOD is always there to remind us of the beauty that HE sees within us— that radiates from the inside out. HE never sees us as unworthy or broken the way we sometimes view ourselves. As HIS beloved, HE connects with us SPIRIT to spirit. The deep in HIM calls out to the deep within us. When HE sees us, HE recognizes the wholeness that is HIM living on the inside of us. HE sees us as whole, uniquely gifted, beautifully, fearfully, and wonderfully made just as HE created us to be.

So today, I just want to remind you that your worth and value has no limits. You are loved and treasured beyond measure. You are chosen, gifted, and empowered for greatness through THE perfect and HOLY SPIRIT of GOD living on the inside of you. Nothing is impossible for you!

Beloved, your eyes are doves which means you have the capacity to see yourself and the world around you from ABBA’S perspective and with HIS perception. You have the capacity to see and recognize HIS truth. And today, that is my heart’s greatest prayer for you.

ABBA, before we ask YOU for a single thing, we first say thank YOU for who YOU are in us and for who YOU’VE empowered us to become as we abide in YOU. Today, I simply ask that YOU would open our eyes that we may see ourselves and the world around us with the same love and beauty as YOU do. Let YOUR HOLY SPIRIT awaken our hearts to the promises and purpose that YOU have chosen and set us apart for. Renew our minds with YOUR truth that we may rest and trust in who YOU’VE called and created us to be. Help us to always recognize our worth in YOU and YOUR truth in us. Draw our hearts so closely to YOURS that the vision YOU have for our lives would then become the vision that we in turn would have for ourselves. LORD, we love YOU and we’re so very grateful for YOUR PRESENCE. In the name of JESUS CHRIST, YOUR precious SON and our LORD and SAVIOR— I pray, Amen and so be it.

“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” ~ Henry David Thoreau

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68 thoughts on “Eyes To See Truth

    • Awww! Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Michele! I’m so happy to be back. I’ve missed you guys. Grateful to have you visit with me today! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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  1. “You are chosen, gifted, and empowered for greatness through THE perfect and HOLY SPIRIT of GOD living on the inside of you.” What a wonderful truth! Thank you, Tai, for such an uplifting post. I’m glad to have found your post at #GiveMeGrace. May God bless and strengthen you each day! Have a great week. Love and hugs to you!

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    • You are most welcome, sweet Grace! I’m so excited to be back. I missed you guys! And thank you so much for your kind words, Love! GOD bless you, my beautiful sister! 🙂

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  2. WOW, the Holy Spirit has left me speechless. I am in awe of the revelation. I am so thankful for this rhema word from GOD, our FATHER. THANK YOU MY DEAR SWEET SISTER! YOUR GIFT WILL MAKE ROOM FOR YOU. YOU ARE A GIFT TO THE BODY OF CHRIST AND ALL THOSE WHO COME IN CONTACT WITH YOU.

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    • Awww! Nicky, you are more than welcome, Love! And thank you so very much for such sweet and encouraging words of affirmation. You’ve blessed me beyond words. So grateful for you! Keeping you in my prayers, Dear One. GOD bless you, my beautiful Sister! *Hugs* 🙂

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  3. Beautiful sis! Simply beautiful and refreshing. How marvelous is it that the FATHER loves us so much. I personally think of his Holy word as a personal love note! Thank you for pouring out, what God has poused into you.

    God Bless, Love you

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    • You are most welcome, sweet Anna! And thank you so very much for your kind comment! You bless me and I’m so grateful for you. GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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    • Awww! Ifeoma, missed you loads to, Dear One! And I’m so happy to be back! Glad that you got a chance to visit with me this morning and I pray that you blessed by it. Love, hugs, and abundant blessings to you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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  4. Beautifully stated Tai and thank you for the prayer. I have not seen your posts in awhile…welcome back my friend! Thank you for sharing what God revealed to you and reminding us that we are of unique value to almighty God. May we see the value that He sees in us as we seek to live for Him. Have a wonderful week and may God richly bless you and yours!

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  5. Tai, I love the way the Holy Spirit answered your prayer. Thank you for sharing your fresh insights. You words were a great encouragement to me today!

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    • You are most welcome, Deb! I’m so happy to know that you’ve been encouraged here, sweet friend. Thank you so much for visiting with me today! GOD bless you, Beautiful! 🙂

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  6. Thank you for this encouraging word, friend. The Holy Spirit is truly a gift from the Lord and He makes all things new. I’m thankful that God loves us just as we are and we have no merit of our own. He just loves!

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    • You are very welcome, sweet Ruthie! Your words here are so true. Where would we be without HIS PRESENCE? Thankful that HE never leaves us nor forsakes us. Amen! Thank you for visiting with me today, Love! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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    • Awww! You are most welcome, Mari-Anna! I’m so delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit here. Thank you so much for stopping by! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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  7. Such a beautiful prayer! Thank you for the reminder to see TRUTH. Too often we can measure ourselves by worldly view of value and what/who is deemed worthy. Thank you for the reminder that our identity is found in Him, and ultimately we must strive to live a purpose-filled life. As we dig deeper than the physical aspirations and become grateful for our character attributes, we will love ourselves on a much deeper level. My prayer to let my light shine and to abide in Him so closely that people see/feel Him through interaction with me. Thanks for sharing! #LiveFreeThursday

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    • You are more than welcome, Lemon! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! My heart is so delighted by your visit. May you abide in HIM always, Love! GOD bless you, my beautiful sister! 🙂

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  8. This is so beautiful, Tai! I love it that the Father sees us as beautiful and lovely even when we don’t feel that way! And as we allow Him to gaze into our eyes and we gaze into His, we begin to see ourselves more and more the way He sees us. 🙂 Blessings!!

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    • Awww! Thanks so much, Tasha! And isn’t HE simply amazing?! There is truly no one like HIM! And I’m so very grateful for HIS PRESENCE! I’m happy that you stopped by to visit with me. I pray love, peace, joy, and infinite blessings over you, my beautiful friend! 🙂

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    • Hi, Amy! You are most welcome! I’m glad that you loved it and I’m so happy to have you visit with me today. I pray that you were truly blessed here, Love. Thank you so much for stopping by! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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  9. Tai, this is filled with so much beauty and power as well…both of which I, personally, needed to read tonight. Thank you for the reminder and I love the whisper you received about the doves/Holy Spirit. It is just so fine. I shall be reading Song of Solomon again as I want to. Thank you so much.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

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    • Awww! You are more than welcome, Linda! I pray that as you read it, HOLY SPIRIT will reveal precious and powerful truths to you, sweet friend. I’m so happy to know that you were blessed by your visit with me. Thank you so much for stopping by! GOD bless you, Beautiful! 🙂

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    • Awww! You’re very welcome, Katherine! I always love visiting with you. Thank you so much for the feature! I’m truly honored. Love and blessings to you, Beautiful! XOXO 🙂

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    • Oh Rachel, as you dig deeper into the Song Of Solomon, I pray that HOLY SPIRIT will shower you with all the beautiful, powerful, and precious truths that lie within it. Thank you so much for visiting with me, Love. GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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    • You are most welcome, Sheldon! Thank you so much for such sweet words of affirmation! I’m blessed by your visit with me and I will definitely stop by. GOD bless you, my friend! 🙂

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  10. Enjoyed witnessing your love for God. Thanks for sharing God’s truth and reminding us the way God sees us. Yes, the Holy Spirit is an amazing experience because God leaves us no doubt of His existence. Like you Tai, I too get inspirations from God through scriptures. It’s true the real beauty of our lives is our hearts and spirits. God bless you, your family and friends.

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    • Walter, you are most welcome! And I really appreciate your kind and encouraging words, my friend! Thank you so much for stopping by! May GOD abundantly bless you, your family, and your friends as well, Brother! 🙂

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  11. “…your worth and value has no limits. You are loved and treasured beyond measure. You are chosen, gifted, and empowered for greatness…”
    What encouraging words! Sometimes we forget the power we have in Jesus!

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    • Sherry, you are exactly right. Sometimes we do in fact forget, but thank GOD that we have HIS WORD and HIS SPIRIT to remind us. Amen! Thank you so much for visiting with me today, Love! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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  12. Well lookahere!!! I went into WordPress to search for something and thought to myself “where is my girl Tai?” So happy to see you penning words and honey this post is chock full of meat…full of truth!!! The scripture reference over took me personally because I am having to speak truth to myself over this post pregnancy body. Then the added benefit you’ve delivered with its spiritual implication. I could chew on this for a while. I pray all is well friend. Don’t be a stranger.

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    • Oh Tyra, you are beautiful inside and out, sweet friend! I pray that you find rest in that truth, Love. I’m so happy that you stopped by to visit with me. I’m trying to get back in the swing of things and the goal is to post every Sunday from now on. But know that you and your lovely family will be in my prayers. GOD bless you, Dear Heart! Love and hugs! 🙂

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    • Awww! Thanks so much, Steve! I’m so happy to know that you’re inspired here. That really means a lot to me. I’m super glad that you got a chance to stop by. Your words here bless me more than you know. GOD bless you now and always, my friend! *HUGS* 🙂

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