Wednesday, September 14, 2011

How's Your Vision?

Hey All! This is a picture of me, while being abducted by aliens. These little green scaly creatures captured me at the mall in they're little hovercraft, and took me too their command space ship and performed many painful eye scans to study the human teen. Just kidding!!

Actually, today I was at the optomitrisist's office getting an eye exam. My eyes have worsen as per normal. While I was there I had a chance to think about my spiritual eyes. I wonder how well I'm seeing through them. Only a few times have I gone to the eye doctor and my eyes have gotten better. I hope my spiritual eyes are getting clearer each day.

I often pray that God will give me His eyes but the question is, do I really try to have God's eyes? With my physical eyes, if I want them to get better I would have to decide not to sit too close to the computer, or not read in the dark. I would have to make up my mind that I would no longer put my eyes through all that misery. Snuggling under my big comforter until one in the morning, while reading with a flashlight, would no longer be wise.

Many times we make the same types of mistakes with our spiritual eyes, or we simply stop using them at all. We strain them by trying to see God's will, without going to His Word for support and guidance. Soon without guidance from God our eyes become blurry and we can't see what's in front of us. We think that He isn't there even though He's right beside us, just waiting for us to look up to his light instead of searching in the darkness.

We need to stop straining and use our spiritual eyes to study God's Word and look to Him for clarity. He will give us direction, and then we won't have those blurry eyes anymore. If we want to have 20/20 vision we have to make spending time with God more important than seeing our own vision in the dark.

Proverbs 29:18- Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Pure in Heart,

    God has been teaching me this concept as well. A little while ago I kind of let my bible-reading time in the morning slip, and my spiritual clarity slipped as well! As I've been getting back into my routine of daily time with God, my "vision" has cleared up and I see how much I need Him each day.

    Your comparison between physical vision and spiritual vision helped me "get" this a little better. =)

    - Aimee