Jesus, You’re beautiful

This is ringing in my soul today.

So, I sing……..

You are bringing forth a song from my heart
It’s the song of an un-offended bride
When I cannot feel Your presence
And when the darkness closes in on every side

And that song is…….Jesus, You’re beautiful

And I know that Your eyes are like flames of fire
I know that Your head is white as wool
And I know that Your voice, it sounds like waters
Jesus, You’re beautiful!

When You feel a thousand miles away
And I cannot hear Your voice speaking
I just say, my Jesus You’re beautiful

There is none
Like you are………

Jesus, You’re beautiful!

No matter the state we find ourselves, there is one thing that remains unchanged…..Jesus is beautiful.  Sometimes it is hard to hold onto this in the middle of a “dark night”.  Our carnal hearts are prone to offense (displeasure, feeling outraged, irritated, etc.) when we are “hurt” by people or life circumstances.

Many people were offended  by Jesus’ words and actions during his lifetime, of which he did not apologize for.  The very nature of “the Gospel” offends.  Some heard the words of truth and rejoiced.  While others heard that same truth, yet became resentful and outraged.

Jesus is raising up a bride that will not walk in offense towards Him.  A bride that will not be more influenced by momentary happenings, but by deep relationship with Him.  They will not look for things outside of themselves to blame for their hurts, but they will examine their own hearts.  Jesus said in Matthew 11:6…

“And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.”

David had a few words to say about his perspective on offense in Psalm 119:165.

“Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.”

Take a moment to reflect on the ways you’ve responded to Jesus and His words.

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4 thoughts on “Jesus, You’re beautiful

  1. Wow! I love this and today is when I needed it. I’m finding that when you stay with the “status quo” and don’t make waves, folks are just fine with that. But when you stand up and choose to follow where you believe God is calling you… then people become “offended” and they find fault. Thanks so much for sharing this today.

  2. Thanks for another thought-provoking post, Tamika! Ironically, we live in a society that wants desperately not to offend, and yet is so easily offended by the mention of Jesus. “Blaming” is a device that Satan employs to keep from examining the heart of the problem and the focus is “outward” for a reason; he doesn’t want people to realize that the greatest peace comes from inward resolution — from Jesus’ grace and Truth.

    P.S. The piano part in Jesus You’re Beautiful is really beautiful, too!

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