Because I lost my glasses, I have been wearing an ancient pair. Though my vision was blurred, I continued to use the out-of-date prescription. Why, you may ask? Honestly, I was optimistic that the favored pair would resurface. However, the spectacles never were found. As one day rolled into the next, slowly, a year passed with me looking through the out-of-focus lens! Funny thing - as time slipped by, I got used to the blurred vision.
Today, as I visited my ophthalmologist, I saw what I could not see!!
With 20/20 vision, all things became crisp and clear. My new prescription allowed me to view my surroundings clearly.
I saw what I could not see!
As I ponder about my out-of-focus vision, my mind wanders to an out-of-focus spiritual view. Sometimes, my spiritual journey becomes blurry. As one day passes to the next, I do not see where my sight has become weak. I have slipped into a new blurry norm. When my eyes are no longer on Christ, the confusing views of the earth begin to change how I see.
When my eyes are no longer focused on Christ, the confusing views of the world change how I see.
What about you? How are your spiritual eyes? Are you focused clearly on Jesus?
Kelly Balarie says, "When our eyes are on Christ, they are not on the world. And, when our eyes are on the world, they are not on Christ. Let’s fix our eyes on the One who provides all direction, all hope, and all-purpose by keeping focused eyes."
Kelly continues with the following bullet points:
Focused eyes let the world become blurry.
Focused eyes spend time connecting with God on the daily basis.
Focused eyes know that God is greater than any circumstance.
Focused eyes know that God has not forgotten them.
Focused eyes know God will rescue and restore.
(For her full article, click Here).
The result is a life full of Christ with a clear vision. It is living in abundant love and strong in purpose. Let your eyes be clear by looking to the Father. He is our author and perfector of peace. He is the joy of our life.
Hebrews 12:1-2 reads, "Therefore since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder, and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God."
I want my spiritual life to stay focused on Him and His ways. I also desire to see clearly through my physical eyes. You will be glad to know I ordered a new pair of glasses. Moving forward, I can see clearly with my physical and spiritual eyes. I invite you to see Him clearly, too! Let's stay focused on Christ.
Let's stay focused on Christ.
"Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions."
Psalm 119:18 (NLT)
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