Day 21 - Open our Eyes
- 2014 Oct 21
"I have 20/20 vision. I always have.", I told my eye doctor, some 22 years ago shortly after I had my first child.
He chuckled to himself and said, "Well, Mrs. Cooke, it's not 20/20 anymore. That happens many times after women have babies."
Funny how you can roll along thinking that you can see perfectly, when in fact, you're vision is slightly off.
It can happen to us spiritually as well. God has quite a bit to say about our spiritual eyes in His word. It is quite possible to be walking in darkness and not discern the darkness. If we reject God's truth and insist on having our own way, He will give us over to our own rebellion. Our rebellion will usher in spiritual darkness. Spiritual blindness. I know this one firsthand.
The cure for spiritual blindness is choosing God's ways over our own. Step by step. To walk in the truth of His word, not our feelings or popular opinion. To be prayed up. Coming before Him in humility and repentance daily. And finally, to feed on His word, meditating on it and letting it nourish us.
Lord, I come today asking You to shine the light of Your presence on us. You are the Light of the world. You promise that those who follow You shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (John 8:12)
Father, many of us are walking in darkness and don't even know it. We have given ourselves over to lies and they have blinded us to Your truth. Open our eyes that we may see and may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to You in order that we may receive forgiveness of our sin and an inheritance among those being sanctified by faith in You. (Acts 26:18) O God, the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they may not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. (2 Corinthians 4:4)
O Lord, pour out Your Spirit on us, give us a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of You. I pray that the eyes of our hearts be enlightened, so that we may know what is the hope of Your calling, what are the riches of the glory of Your inheritance in the saints and what is the surpassing greatness of Your power to us who believe. (Ephesians 1;17-19) I pray that our love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that we may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ, having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ.(Philippians 1:9-11)
Father, You have revealed Your wrath from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.. For even though they knew You, they did not honor You as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools. (Romans 1:18,21-22) Have mercy on us, O Lord, and lead us in Your truth. Open our eyes, that we may behold wonderful things from Your law.(Psalm 119:18) Turn away our eyes from looking at vanity, and revive me in Your ways. (Psalm 119:37) In Jesus' holy and precious name, Amen.
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