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Do You Have Clear Vision?

My eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.  Isaiah 6:5 NIV

As someone who has worn glasses since age six and undergone two corneal transplants, my eyesight is very important to me.

As a writer and editor, I depend on clear vision to help me do my job and fulfill my calling. For me, this requires frequent visits to the ophthalmologist, steroid drops to keep my new corneas healthy (and prevent rejection), and sunglasses to protect my permanently dilated eyes.

Sometimes my lenses get dirty, so I have to remember to keep them clean. Occasionally, the lenses will shift (or rotate) slightly, throwing my vision off. Or the frames will bend a bit. That’s when I know it’s time to get my glasses adjusted by a professional.

It’s the same with my spiritual eyes. They must remain clean and pure. They must be protected from the cares of this world and the lies and manipulation of the Enemy. From time to time they must be adjusted by a professional—the Holy Spirit—in order to regain my discernment and bring my focus back to where it should always be . . . on the Lord.

To make it through this journey of life, we need to depend on our natural senses without neglecting our spiritual senses. Our daily prayer should be, Lord, give me eyes to see, ears to hear, and a heart to understand. Help me see things from Your perspective and follow Your lead. Help me to keep my mind, my heart, and my eyes on You alone.

Then we can say along with Isaiah, “My eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”

How’s your spiritual vision?

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Andrea Merrell

Andrea Merrell is an award-winning author and professional freelance editor. She is an associate editor with Christian Devotions Ministries and was a finalist for the 2016 Editor of the Year Award at BRMCWC and the 2018 Excellence in Editing award by the Christian Editors Network. Andrea is a graduate of Christian Communicators and was a finalist in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards and the 2018 Selah Awards, as well as a semi-finalist in the 2018 ACFW Genesis contest. She has been published in numerous anthologies and online venues, teaches workshops on writing and editing, and is the co-founder and regular contributor to www.TheWriteEditing.com, a blog designed specifically for writers. Andrea is the author of Murder of a Manuscript, Praying for the Prodigal, and Marriage: Make It or Break It. Contact her at www.AndreaMerrell.com.