Friday, November 5, 2010
I am nearsighted and I can see well in my own little world. Everything right around me is clear and vivid. But, I need these glasses to see things that are far away...things that are not close.
I woke up today thinking of this as I reached for my glasses...and I equated it to my walk with God. In my close little world where I live and move around I don't feel the need for assistance most of the time. I feel like everything is within my reach...or that I can manage and have everything in my control! But if I need to move outside of my comfort zone and venture out into the world, and drive my car to get where I am going, I absolutely need assistance! I need my glasses to drive...I know this...and the Dept. of Motor Vehicles knows this, and it is a stipulation written right there on my Driver's License.
I was thinking how much I depend on my glasses and how much I need them. My life would be very different without them. Well it made me think about how much I need to look into God's word everyday. How I need to see things more clearly...the way God wants me to see things. Oh, I can stumble through my day on my own and think things will work out ok...but they really won't.
If I were to drive and try to maneuver without my glasses I would get lost, because I wouldn't be able to read the road signs. I wouldn't know where to turn, or how fast to drive, and I couldn't change lanes safely. I would endanger myself and others. But when I put on my spiritual eyes by looking into God's word my Lord directs my paths...and He says.."Stop at the crossroads and look around, ask for the old godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path and you will find rest for your souls." Jeremiah 6:16 NLT
The Bible says.."Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path."
So why would I choose to walk in darkness, or dimly and miss out on God's direction??? Yet each day that I don't look into God's word I am walking with poor vision.
In John 8:12 Jesus said, "I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won't have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life." I want to walk with Jesus...I want to see clearly, I want to open His word and put on my spiritual eyes. How about you?
I don't want to be near sighted and only care about me and my little world! I want to put on my spiritual eyes and let God show me the fields that are ripe for harvest. I want to step out in faith without fearing the obstacles...looking to God for my directions.