Today is mine. Tomorrow is none of my business. If I peer anxiously into the fog of the future I will strain my spiritual eyes so that I will not see clearly what is required of me now.
Consecration and faith are matters of the heart, and the trouble with most people is there; but, no doubt, there are some people whose trouble is with the head. They fail to get the blessing because they are seeking something altogether too small.
I will not walk backwards in life.
You see limitations; God sees opportunities. You see faults; God sees growth. You see problems; God sees solutions. You see limitations; God sees possibilities. You see life; God sees eternity.
We need a baptism of clear seeing. We desperately need seers who can see through the mist – Christian leaders with prophetic vision. Unless they come soon it will be too late for this generation. And if they do come we will no doubt crucify a few of them in the name of our worldly orthodoxy.
The more we see things from His perspective, the more our faith rises. The more our faith rises, the more we get the confidence to step out… and when we step out He always meet us there. Choose to lift your head today and see the way God sees.
As the one who sets the rules by which we live, God calls us to live by faith in his big plan, not by our limited sight.
Lord, keep my heart and my mind open and alert to those moments in my everyday life when you are giving me as opportunities to learn. Remove the blinders from my eyes so I may see those you send my way to impart that truth you have for me. Lord, help me see past their youth, their age, their disabilities, or their ethnicity. Help me to see your Spirit calling me to pay attention in the classroom of my everyday world.
A glass window stands before us. We raise our eyes and see the glass; we note its quality, and observe its defects; we speculate on its composition. Or we look straight through it on the great prospect of land and sea and sky beyond. So there are two ways of looking at the world. We may see the world and absorb ourselves in the wonders of nature. That is the scientific way. Or we may look right through the world and see God behind it. That is the religious [Christian] way.