Divine Sight and New Lenses
The lock down period has shown us how dependent in the past we have been on retail, our eating habits, our entertainment and socialising Mode of working so many things which in fact we have discovered can be done differently.
We have discovered that we can be reformed in such things as Family togetherness, meal providing, time taking, technology sharing. We have been given the opportunity to do things differently some of which have empowered us and made us less dependent.
We must not waste the lessons we have learnt as we slip back into life out of lockdown.
Also God May desire to reveal His heart and to give us a clearer vision of His wisdom.
To give us clarity in areas that have perhaps confused us and to give us confidence in our own voice and empowerment.
A boldness not to rely on someone else’s ‘yes’ but to be more independent in following Him instead of the crowd.
There is a power in having time to make changes and to be in the moment.
There is sometimes such habitual business in our lives that it is inconvenient to get off the carrousel and observe the humdrum chaos of constant fast motion.
I ponder on whether God finds it hard to penetrate that space too.
For it never being convenient to be interrupted and disrupted.
Business in life gives no space for anything else to be birthed or erupt and perhaps that is exactly what God desires right now.
Permission to interrupt.
Disrupt the habit of our life.
To Erupt and explode into something new.
Perhaps the Divine Vision is for us to meet God in a new way.
Perhaps the old is tired, malfunctioning and needs clearing for a new creation and era.
Locally we have witnessed a controlled explosion to obliterate the Power Station’s old towers. There is mess left and mess in building new and yet also anticipation and excitement for a new phase of development.
Explosions are messy, but exciting and liberating as they give rise to new birth and a new era.
The illustration hinges around Seeing clearly. God’s divine vision is all seeing. 20/20. What are the lenses we need to focus and align our vision to see as He does?
Wisdom too to realise that as we age our vision can deteriorate and not be as clear seeing as that of the young.
Two scriptures that come to mind:
“that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, ”Ephesians 1:17-18 ESV
“But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. For truly, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.”Matthew 13:16-17 ESV
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