Wednesday, December 8, 2010

open my eyes ...

When we have problems with our eyes, there are all kinds of issues that come with it.  You have trouble doing almost anything from driving to eating and even balance and more.  This kind of health problem makes us realize how much we take seeing for granted.

Ephesians 1:18 NASB
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

It's in times and seasons like Christmas that I often pray that God would open my eyes and open the eyes of my family and my church family.

God, open my eyes to ...

TO SEE YOU, GOD.  How many people have not or can not see God?  Every day we are blessed in big ways by God.  Yet our thoughts and even our hearts won't allow us to acknowledge God.  No, we have not seen Him in flesh and blood.  But we can and must see what he does and what His goodness places around us.  Notice God today, and I pray that He will open our eyes to see Him.

God, open my eyes to  ...

TO SEE HURTING PEOPLE.  We pass them on the street, sit next to them in class or at the office or even at church.  And we never notice their hurt, pain and need.  Some of us might be see them but turn and look the other way.  I pray when we have a need that people won't only see us but will come to our rescue.  How about you?  I ask God that during this Christmas we will be generous to share ourselves and our resources to those we encounter who are hurting.  I pray that you will open our eyes, God, to the people around us who are hurting.

God, open my eyes to ...

TO SEE MIRACLES.  These happen every day.  You and I may call them insignificant, yet nothing could be further from the truth.  Those miracles such as life and breath.  Miracles such as kindness and life change.  Miracles that might happen to us, around us and right in front of our faces.  We live in a day and in an economic time that God is answering prayers and meeting needs daily.  Those are daily miracles.  I pray that God opens our eyes to see the miracles He does.

Luke 4:18 NLT
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free,

That is what Jesus does.  He sets people free.  As God opens my eyes and yours, things change and we will praise God.  Pray that He will open our eyes today.

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