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Anne Marie Miller is the author of several books on the topics of sexuality, health, addiction, grace and ministry leadership. She lives with her husband, Tim, and daughter in Texas.

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  1. This hits close to home, very close. I am blessed to stay home with three small children – and who do I love more than my kids? – but many days the endless whining, messes and silly requests get to me. And anger comes out instead of love. I pray for God would teach me to see my kids like he sees me and respond with love and more love and more love no matter what. Because too often I just whine and make messes for God.

  2. WOW, what a powerful reminder that it is not all about us. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in our own lives that we forget that we are not here to serve ourselves or to be served, but to serve those that He places in our lives, and serve them with LOVE. Thanks Anne!
    xoxo, Melissa in Mel’s World

  3. This is my prayer, too. “More of YOU; Less of me, Jesus.” My prayer is that people see Jesus in my eyes, too. Amen.
    love
    reese
    btw, Anne, I see Jesus in your eyes. Keep shinin’ sister.

  4. I can so relate to Abbie. Oh how different my house would be if I succeeded more at seeing my children more through His eyes. If my responses to them in tough moments came out of His love in my heart and not my own inadequate humanity.
    Holy Spirit how I need you today, guard my lips and allow your presence to shine through my words and actions today.

  5. Brandon Heath’s song “Give Me Your Eyes” speaks of this. Oh how different the world would be if we could all look through His eyes for just 1 second.
    You’ve reminded me and challenged me again with this post.

  6. And when we see people through His eyes, we love them, we serve them, we shine Jesus for them… and in doing so “for the least of these”, we do it also for Him.
    It’s a beautiful gift to give. It’s an honor that should not be taken lightly. Thank you for putting it into words so beautifully.

  7. Hi Anne,
    I am so glad that you posted this message today. I needed it and so do many others. I have shared it with some of my friends today. I like (in) courage for it is from “real people” to “real people”.

  8. I can totally relate! Even when I desire to do so, it is difficult to really see through His eyes and respond accordingly (both in mind and action). As always, thanks for sharing!

  9. I love the verse that reminds us how man looks at the outward appearance but God looks at the heart! I want to see through HIS eyes!!

  10. wow.. amazing… Anne.. well said.. sometimes we forgot sharing others the love Jesus taught us.. you’re right… everyone should not be judged on what we see but rather look at them as creations perfectly crafted by God… thanks for this post,,, may the Lord God bless you in everything you do..

  11. I’ve been getting those little nudges lately myself. Always uncomfortable when I catch myself judging another…one of His creations. I think judging is the complete opposite of loving. Thanks for sharing your story.

  12. Dear Anne,
    Hallelujah! Today I WAS able to get InCourage; last week our connection was too slow and it would not come up.
    Your article had well worth while thoughts for all of us to consider. And I’ll bet that, even while you were writing it, you thought of the elderly, apparently homeless man you described in your last regular blog – whose circumstances probably were exactly what they seemed, but MAY have been quite different. Like the lady you described today.
    I had all kinds of stereotypes once. You know – ALL the homeless are on alcohol or drugs, or were just plain lazy. Then God put us – myself, my wife, and two teen age children – through six years of homelessness (living in a tent trailer in about 40 different campgrounds), just because the then-president (the senior Bush) decided we did’t need nearly as many defense workers anymore. That made me very careful about stereotypes. We literarlly met hundreds of other people in those campgrounds who’d been even better off than we had. Most of them lost their homes and ended up with us in those campgrounds for one of three reasons: they’d been laid off, they’d gotten sick and insurance, if any, wouldn’t let them keep their homes, or they’d been divorced. No alcohol. No drugs. And they were all hard workers.
    How we treat all those people IS how we treat Jesus (“what you have done to these my brothers, you have done to me.” Whether that’s person-to-person, through our community agencies, or through the Feds. Each works better for some people. And we all need to care, and to work together to please God.