Refocused; putting on our spiritual glasses.

  A few years back I realized that my vision was slowly getting worse. Over the period of a few years I went from not being able to see detail while watching TV to not being able to see street signs. I knew that it was about time for glasses. I remember the day I went to the eye Dr. and had a test. I looked through many different lenses and heard “Which one is better A or B”? When the test finished I was on my way home and I remember the anticipation I felt. The thought of being able to see clearly was something that I wanted instantly but I knew I had to wait a few weeks to receive my glasses.
I remember the day my glasses arrived and how quickly I opened the package and ran outside to have a view of the trees. I was astonished at how much detail I was missing out on through the years. My new glasses made it easier to drive, and to enjoy life. I wore my glasses daily and got used to the prescription. However, one day I forgot my glasses due to being in a hurry and while driving down the road realized “I can’t see clearly”! Isn’t it amazing how we can get used to our vision and how we see life? And how easily it is to forget how the Lord wants us to view life?
I have recently been in the very same predicament spiritually. I have forgotten my spiritual glasses. I have viewed a blurry unfocused life only to have that redefining moment where I say “I can’t see clearly”!

Acts 9:7
7 The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. 8 Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus. 9 For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.

Acts 9:18
Instantly something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he got up and was baptized.

Saul was in the very same predicament. The lord caused him to be blinded so that he can truly see. Saul had a blurry, unfocused, and selfish view on life. I believe that when the Lord caused scales to fall from Saul’s eyes he was then given spiritual glasses.
Does this scenario ring true in your life? Where are your spiritual glasses? What is your view on life? Is it spirit lead or self-lead? Please join me in prayer in asking the Lord to remove the scales from our eyes and give use a clear view on his calling and purpose in our lives.
Please comment with any breakthroughs or thoughts on this blog post.


I have decided…. Or so I think.

 In this fast paced world, we have a tendency to make decisions on the fly. In most cases we give automated answers. For instance, your friend asks you if you will pray for them and you give an automated “Yes”… but we all know that it more than likely won’t happen. Then later you will reflect on the situation and say “Hey, I’ve been praying for you” when you haven’t even thought about it until just then.

 The scary thing is that these automated decisions are also made on a much larger scale and may have huge impacts if things go array. They can range from driving intoxicated to leaving a new-born baby in a running car because “You’ll be right back”. Some times nothing happens in these decisions, in other cases the unexpected occurs and we are left with excuses. “But, it was only 10 minutes”, or “I only had 3 beers”. Truth be told, when it comes down to it excuses are only a backup plan to cover ourselves in case the decision backfires.  

 We do this with the Lord every single day. The norm is to just wake up and go along with the day. Did you ask God anything about your day today? Did you make sure that the decision that you just made was a decision that he would honor? I know how it is, we have plans. We fit God comfortably into those plans and keep him on reserve just as much as we put our excuses on reserve. He is our back up plan, “If things get messy, God will get me out”.

 Why have we done this to our Lord? The God who made the heavens and the earth, saved us from death and the grave get’s the shaft, all because we want to be Lord of our lives? Doesn’t that story sound familiar? 

Isaiah 14:13  You said in your heart,
   “I will ascend to the heavens;
I will raise my throne
   above the stars of God;
I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly,
   on the utmost heights of MountZaphon.

Didn’t the devil do the very same thing?

 Right now is the moment to stop and think… decide a non automated decision to make him Lord of your life and step off of the throne, falling to your knees in submission and repentance.