Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Clear Vision

Memory Verse: "Then Elisha prayed and said, 'O Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.' And the Lord opened the servant's eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha." (2 Kgs.6:17,NASB)

Scripture Reading: 2 Kgs.6:8-23.

For years, Benjamin Franklin was forced to take two sets of glasses wherever he went: He needed one of them to see objects that were close, and a second to see distant objects. This solution was acceptable, but awkward. Then one day, Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter that announced that he had solved this problem.

He had asked his optician to cut the lenses of his spectacles in half horizontally and fit these half-lenses in a single set of wire frames. Franklin was thrilled with the results. "I have only to move my eyes up or down, as I want to see distinctly far or near." He called his invention "double spectacles," but they would come to be known as "bifocals."

This parallels the problems many people have in seeing the world with clarity. Or even having clarity about their own lives. Their visions. Their standards. Their future. How to make the right decisions.

All of us need clarity of vision to understand how to live. To help us make decisions. We need to have clear perspective on the things that are going on around us, in the world, and in our spiritual lives. That is why we need God. His vision is 20/20. He sees all the details of our daily lives, but He also has command of world events, both now and into the future. He can help us see clearly in every situation we face.

Today, ask God to help you have His perspective for the world, and your life. That He might open your eyes to see clearly. Fill your mind with His Word. And ask Him to give you spiritual discernment.

Ponder Point: The only way you will be able to see life with clear vision is when you view all of life from a Kingdom perspective.

Action Point: View everything from a Kingdom perspective, as a believer.

Prayer Point: Father, open my eyes that I might have Your insight into my life. Give me Your insights into events that are going on in the world today. Help me to see clearly in Jesus name, Amen.

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