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My husband, Brett and I live in beautiful South Africa and have been blessed with the most precious family. We have 2 very beautiful and brave daughters, Tianna (15) and Angelee (12) and a very precious little boy called Zac who touched our hearts forever in his 1 day here on earth. We never would have imagined that we would have to live this side of Heaven without our sweet boy who was born with half a heart, but every day Jesus carries us through and is teaching us more than ever how to live, laugh and love fully. 3 years ago our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel ... a ray of sunshine in all our lives! "Love in Action" is our journey as a family to love the way Jesus is teaching us to love and live.

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27 February 2012

Open the Eyes of my Heart Lord

I have always loved that worship song "Open the eyes of my heart Lord". I was just thinking today, what would change in our lives if our prayer each day became "Open my eyes to see from a Heavenly perspective." or "Cause my ears to hear Your whispers, God.". These last 5 months have taught me to pray more prayers like that. I have realised how dull my earthly sight and hearing can be. We see through such a limited, earth bound perspective most of the time and yet, He is so gracious to keep extending grace and wisdom to learn life from His Kingdom perspective. That perspective, I'm convinced, is an everyday "love in action" perspective. A walk that I am still learning every day.  
This week may we have eyes to see through love and ears that tune in to hear the precious messages of hope and encouragement that He would love us to pass on to those hurting all around us. I love that He chooses to be in partnership with us to demonstrate His heart and love. What a high calling!!! Some days I feel like my life is so mundane, but when I stop to realise that each day God is in partnership to love through me - my word, everything changes! Little acts of kindness prompted from the heart may just play a big part in revealing the Living God to somebody!  
Here's to having hearts seeking to see Him more clearly. Happy Monday and have a beautiful week. xxx
Love Janine

3 comments:

EJN said...

Janine,
Great post. It reminds me of a song I heard today on the Micheal W. Smith "Hide 'em in your Heart" - Enocurage One Another - it's a catchy little song - with a directive.
Have a wonderful week,
Jojo

Kathleen Packer (nee Wocke) said...

My sweet Janine...what beautifully penned words straight from the Fathers' heart thru you to us....and you are 100% in tune my love...may you too continue to hear and listen for Him in each moment....and may you continue to walk in His light and love as you spread it around as you so willingly and beautifully do....sending lol, kath xx

Tracy said...

Hi Janine - it is so true that that little show of kindness can make someone's day and maybe even save them. Great post
God bless
Tracy