“When I sleep and when I rise,
Help me Lord, to fix my eyes.”
Firstly, if you want to learn everything there is to know about Lifeline 2018, click here!
It’s the last Praise Thursday before Lifeline 2018!
This means, today, we dived into the theme song of Lifeline 2018, “Fix My Eyes” from For King and Country! Read on to dive into the lyrics and scripture of the song!
The first verse goes like this…
Stand face to face with the younger me
All of the mistakes
All of her heartbreak
Here’s what I’d do differently
Hitting rewind and clicking delete is something I really wish I could do – and quite often at that. Here’s what we learn about that from scripture…
Philippians 3:13 – “Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.”
There are so many things we wish we could hit rewind and click delete on, getting rid of that messy past, standing face-to-face with the younger us. But Philippians tells us that we should forget what is behind us.
Once we come to fix our eyes on Christ, our past fades away. No matter how dirty our past has been, Christ makes us clean and makes us new.
Christ isn’t looking at our mistakes. Christ isn’t looking at all the heartbreak.
He is calling us to stop dwelling on our past and hand that past to Him.
2nd Corinthians 5:17 also says :Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here!”
The chorus goes like this…
I’d love like I’m not scared
Give when it’s not fair
Live life for another
Take time for a brother
Fight for the weak ones
Speak out for freedom
Find faith in the battle
Stand tall but above it all
Fix my eyes on you
One BIGGGG part of the song is the first line of the chorus. LOVE LIKE IM NOT SCARED.
Hooooowwwwww much easier would life be if we stopped being scared? I’ll be the first one to admit how generally scared of a person I am. I’m scared of everything from spiders to escalators to driving to not being good enough, and so many things in between. I’m scared of what other people think of me. I’m scared of what they’ll think if I really loved them like I wasn’t scared. WE ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD. God has not given us a spirit of timidity or fear. The creator of the universe and the author of love itself has given us a spirit of power and love and a sound mind. We might be the only glimpse of Christ that someone ever sees. We need to not be afraid to love because Christ was never afraid to love us. And we get to love like we’re not scared right here through WNZR. We have the opportunity to be the light of Christ every time you turn on that radio. We are blessed to be a light in this community of Mt. Vernon and we can’t do that without you.
Okay, clearly, we could do are whole show on just one of these lines. Let alone just this one part of the chorus – but what is this over all meaning of this part. I think these things are the outcome of what happens when we fix our eyes on God or When things that we can do in order to “Fix” our eyes – meaning if that our eyes were broken, that they were fixed on something worldly. These are things that we can do to remind us who is in controls the world.
The bridge… oh yes…
The things of Earth are dimming
In the light of Your glory and grace
I’ll set my sights upon Heaven
I’m fixing my eyes on you
The verses before 2nd Corinthians 4:18 also tell us that the troubles of this world are LIGHT and MOMENTARY. When we compare the weight of our current troubles to the glory that is going to be revealed to us in heaven through Christ, the troubles really do begin to seem light and momentary.
James 4:14 literally tells us that we’re a mist.
“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”
Yes our lives our short and the things of this earth don’t matter once we reach Heaven, but it matters how we live the lives we’re given here on earth. God has given us our lives not to promote our own name, but to tell the world of His.
Yeah, I’m a mist. But I’m a mist with purpose and I want to tell the rest of the mists about the Lord who has given me life.
Thanks for listening!
– Lilly and Hannah