Word 4U Today

Eyes wide open

Eyes wide open

Sometimes, when we’re too busy stumbling through staring at screens, updating our statuses, consuming what’s in front of us – we miss something greater.

God is willing to teach us more about Himself, and to give us amazing opportunities.

But it isn’t enough just to ‘get by’ and hope that you’ll find yourself walking on the clouds all of a sudden.

Looking up to God is how you really ‘see’ things as they are, despite the fact that life often goes on in its usual fashion all around us. It’s a massive deal. And we aren’t just talking about putting life as a whole into perspective or looking at the bigger picture (although focusing on God helps that, too).

Looking to God can set you up for some life changing moments.

Forty years before God’s people entered the Promised Land, Moses saw it- ‘By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible.’ (Hebrews 11:27 KJV) Why? He trusted God. Jesus spent most of His life on earth not being recognized for who He was- people didn’t ‘see’ it.

In Mark 10:46-52 he met a man born blind. A man who had to beg to earn money, who couldn’t see the ground he sat on, but who recognized Jesus as the long-awaited Messiah. That’s a great reminder for us all to look *up* and see God, and not down at our earthly circumstances.

What Now?

Today, allow God to open your eyes that you may see (Psalm 119:18 NIV). Ask God to open your eyes to the awe and wonder all around you, to what He is doing in your world today.

Verse of the Day:

‘… their eyes were opened and they recognized Him’ Luke 24:31 NIV

Joy Ferdiz

June 28th, 2014

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