Friday, June 30, 2017

our ability to see spiritually



In relation to spiritual truth my eyesight has changed a great deal.  At first I thought this was due to diabetes, but that is not the case.  The eye doctor told me that the change in what I can see or how I see is due to age.  Yes, I am getting older.

As we move forward in our faith there are times we see less when we should be seeing much more.  That can happen because we are less sensitive to God or that we have stopped growing in our faith.  Take some time to refocus your spiritual sight like we refocus our ability to see.

That might mean glasses to wear.  That might mean having corrective surgery.  It could mean compensating in other ways.  We need to be able to see and understand.

The following verses remind us of what God has done for us.  To see as God sees and understand what God has done for us will allow us to hold tight to who we are in Christ.  This is more of the truth we talked about earlier this week and part of the armor of God that we must put on.

2 Corinthians 3:16-18  NLT
But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.17 For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.

Turning to the Lord is a very big deal.  Earth wise or with human thinking it seems foolish and even not important.  Heaven wise or with God’s understanding this is a very important part of every Jesus’ followers life.

He takes away the veil.  The veil kept people from going in to the presence of God.  It kept people from seeing God.

With the veil removed we can fully experience God now and for eternity.  Reflect on God’s good and His glory.  He is making us more and more like Jesus because He has changed our lives.

Don’t let your poor sight keep you from experiencing our great God.

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