Wednesday, May 27, 2015

My Father's Eyes

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“God created human beings, making them to be like Him.” Genesis 1:27

God made human beings like Himself? Really? I often cling so tightly to ME that I wonder how others could possibly see God in me. Yet 1 Corinthians 3:16 says, “Surely you know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you!”

So, if God made us to be like Him, and His Spirit lives within us, what SHOULD we be like? Galatians 5: 22-23 says, “The Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control.”

I don’t know about you, but I just can’t live up to that on my own. In order to show the world what God is like, I need help. Only God’s Holy Spirit can replace envy with His love, despondency with His joy, worry with His peace, anger with His patience, rudeness with His kindness, selfishness with His goodness, disloyalty with His faithfulness, pride with His humility, and overindulgence with His self-control.

Known as the “Fruits of the Spirit”, these attributes will only be evident when we invite God’s Spirit to work as the Master Gardener in the orchard of our souls—feeding, watering, pruning, and harvesting—through Scripture, prayer, the fellowship of other Christians, and walking in faith.

Through His people, others are able to see God. I want to reflect all the goodness that is His. Amy Grant’s song, “Father’s Eyes” says it best. Have a listen! Will you join Amy and me in praying that when others look at you and me, they would see our Heavenly Father?


©2015 Pamela D. Williams


  1. Boy talk about a song that brings back long ago memories! WOW! I'll be preaching soon on those Fruit. ought to be interesting when taken apart and weighed in our lives.

  2. I so enjoy this song - and your words are always uplifting! I do not always have time to post a comment but I always read your words!! God bless you!

  3. Hi Pam! I have this album, and I love that song!! (Well, it's a CD, but you get my gist!)

    I think most of your readers know how much you reflect the fruits of the Spirit. We see the Father in your words. There must be a song about that....

  4. This has been my wish as well, to be able to reflect our heavenly father in all that I do - to be that living example. Thanks for the reminder, came at the right time, blessings!

  5. You know, when I first read the title of your post, I was reminded of my own earthly father's eyes. My brother and sister both have blue eyes like my mom. But, I have hazel eyes - the spitting image of my own father's eyes. He's gone now, and I miss him. But I always think about how much I wanted him to be proud of me - to do and be the *right thing* in his eyes.

    It's the same with my heavenly Father. How I want to look like Him and see approval in His eyes. I do indeed need help. May the Holy Spirit continue to transform me into the image of the One I love.