SEEING THROUGH SPIRITUAL EYES
Perhaps one of the hardest things a Christian can do is see our life and the world around us as God sees it. Born, raised and living in a world where we take in a very large portion of what we think about and believe by what we see, makes seeing God’s perspective very difficult. From every form of media, books and just walking through life, our senses constantly feed information to our brains and hearts. Add to all of this the emotions that react to this information.
If we are going to place the correct value on what we see, hear and feel, we must constantly inform our thinking with how God sees things and how He want us to see them. I have been writing about buildings, both material and spiritual. Remember Paul’s words; “as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18). That word “transient” means “temporary or for a very short period of time.”
Though the church at Ephesus was a strong body of believers who were blest with strong faith (Ephesians 1:3-14; Revelation 2:1-7), Paul still prayed “that the God of our Lord Jesus [would] have the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope…riches…and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power toward us who believe” (1:17-19). Let that soak into your heart and mind. Those are things that cannot be seen with the human eye.
What are you allowing to control your thoughts, your heart and your emotions? If it is what God gives through His Word and in communion with the Lord, you will navigate well in this world.
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