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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