Give me dove’s eyes

What would you do if Jesus were to actually walk into the room you are in right now?

How would your level of worship change if He were there in the room with you?

And what if you were singing right to Him,  looking right into His eyes, instead of just singing songs about Him?

Of course, we know that Jesus is not only in the room, He’s living right inside of us. But the question is, do we actually believe this?

Truthfully, what this reveals to us that we mostly live by what we see with our natural eyes instead of what we say we believe. We are easily distracted from the Truth and so we end up just singing songs.

Yet, like the Beloved in Song of Solomon, the Lover of our soul does not condemn or reject us. No, He beckons us. He relentlessly and passionately pursues us until He has all of us. Even when we look away, He’s still looking at us. For we have captured His heart.

And this is the whole point of Misty Edward’s song, “Dove’s Eyes,” a favorite of ours for several years now.

But just what did Solomon mean by the Beloved saying to the object of his affection, the Shulamite woman, that she had “dove’s eyes” anyway?

“Behold, you are fair, my love!
Behold, you are fair!
You have dove’s eyes.”
(Song of Solomon 1:15 NKJV)

Last Sunday we were blessed to be led by three of our women worship leaders–Arleena, Alice and Christi (it was affectionately dubbed, “Chick Worship”). They did an awesome job. And during the song, “Dove’s Eyes” that was being led by Christi, Arleena shared what she found out about what it meant to have dove’s eyes.

“Having dove’s eyes indicates that we are becoming increasingly aware of the Lord’s person and presence, and that we possess a spiritual awareness that will lift us above the hold of the earthly…more aware of His desire and purpose. Having dove’s eyes will enable us to be easily led by Him, for they are close enough to see which way His eyes are looking.” (written by Sandi Knapp)

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.” (Psalm 32:8 NKJV)

May we become more aware of who we are in Christ with dove’s eyes and undistracted devotion for only Him so that He could truly lead us by His eye. Amen.

You can hear the song here and the whole thing about what it means to have dove’s eyes on the audio clip. It’s not a professional recording, taken off of our sound board. But you’ll get the idea.

Be blessed. You are dearly loved.

“Doves Eyes” (audio clip)

Dove’s Eyes
By Misty Edwards
© 2007 Forerunner Worship (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)

I don’t want to talk about You
Like You’re not in the room
I want to look right at You
I want to sing right to You

I believe You are listening
I believe that You move at the sound of my voice
I believe You are listening
I believe that You move at the sound of my voice

Give me Dove’s eyes
Give me undistracted devotion for only You
Give me Dove’s eyes
Give me undistracted devotion for only You

About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 41 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.
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3 Responses to Give me dove’s eyes

  1. Richard M Nixon (Deceased) says:

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

  2. Cindy Powell says:

    Beautiful. I’ve loved that song since she first recorded it. Can’t imagine not singing right to Him, but I also know that, sadly, that is not the case for many. And I love the “chick worship” — sounds like you’re blessed with some very gifted lovers of Jesus in your midst 🙂

    • Mel Wild says:

      Yes, same here on the song. Two of the ladies (Alice, Christi) just started leading worship, Arleena has been leading for a couple of years now. They all have a passion for plumbing the depths of God’s love. We also have two other men leaders who do an awesome job. We’ve always had a lot of worship leaders for being a relatively small church body. I think it’s in the water. 🙂

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