One Day

With our kids at youth group we are challenging them to be owned by Christ and to own Him. We are challenging them to be aware of how they act at school and home and what that says about them when they say I follow Christ. We are teaching them (sorry Whitney have to say it) to be authentic.

I think it’s something adults and youth leaders have yearly challenged their kids with. And honestly, they learn it best by seeing it acted out by the adults. So, if you’re up for the challenge, start with one day a week and live this song. Pray it, like really pray it. Be warned that it will rock your world in joyous and painful ways. You will lose the support of people while you gain the encouragement of others. You will see pain that you overlooked before and notice how far small acts of Christ-like love carry. You will be heartbroken and healed by the opportunities. You will be scared and confused. You will be changed and have the chance to change the world. And that’s just with one day.

What would your world look like if this is how you viewed it once a week?

What if you began to truly cultivate a heart and eyes like His? What would your life look life if this song became your heart?

Brandon Heath – Give Me Your Eyes

Look down from a broken sky

Traced out by the city lights

My world from a mile high

Best seat in the house tonight

Touch down on the cold black top

Hold on for the sudden stop

Breath in the familiar shock

Of confusion and chaos

All those people going somewhere

Why have I never cared

Give me your eyes for just one second

Give me your eyes so I can see

Everything that I keep missing

Give me your love for humanity

Give me your arms for the broken hearted

The ones that are far beyond my reach

Give me you heart for the ones forgotten

Give me your eyes so I can see

Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah

Step out on a busy street

See a girl and our eyes meet

Does her best to smile at me

To hide what’s underneath

There’s a man just to her right

Black suit and a bright red tie

Too ashamed to tell his wife

He’s out of work, He’s buying time

All those people going somewhere

Why have I never cared

Give me your eyes for just one second

Give me your eyes so I can see

Everything that I keep missing

Give me your love for humanity

Give me your arms for the broken hearted

The ones that are far beyond my reach

Give me you heart for the ones forgotten

Give me your eyes so I can see

Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah

Ive been here a million times

A couple of million eyes

Just move and pass me by

I swear I never thought that I was wrong

Well I want a second glance

So give me a second chance

To see you the way youve seen the people all along

Give me your eyes for just one second

Give me your eyes so I can see

Everything that I keep missing

Give me your love for humanity

Give me your arms for the broken hearted

The ones that are far beyond my reach

Give me you heart for the ones forgotten

Give me your eyes so I can see

Give me your eyes for just one second

Give me your eyes so I can see

Everything that I keep missing

Give me your love for humanity

Give me your arms for the broken hearted

The ones that are far beyond my reach

Give me you heart for the ones forgotten

Give me your eyes so I can see

Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah

Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah

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One Day

2 thoughts on “One Day

  1. Deb says:

    Yes, I love that song. In our class Wed. night we were encouraged to be more intentional about speaking blessings to others as well as ourselves. Too easily what we say can be a downer and we don’t realize it. “That makes me so mad.” “She’s shy.” “I’ve always struggled with _____.” “My mom had it so I will too.” “He’s just like his father.” Anyway, since then I’ve caught myself numerous times rephrasing what I was about to speak. Wow, it is a cool lesson to be learning.

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