Open Our Eyes

Sometimes we can be very blind.

Blind to other perspectives that don’t match ours.

Blind to the truth because we don’t want to believe it….or we don’t agree with it.

Blind because we’re so focused on ourselves that we don’t see what’s really happening around us.

In 2 Kings 6, Elisha prayed that several different people’s eyes would be opened.June 10 2016 open our eyes

The first person he prayed for was his servant.  They were surrounded by their enemies and hugely outnumbered.  But when the servant’s eyes were opened, he could see that the hills around him were filled with horses and chariots of fire.  God’s heavenly army.  And God’s army won the battle for them that day.

This is one of my favorite passages in the Bible.

Because we can be so very blind if our eyes aren’t opened.

Dear Father, Thank you for the truth you give us in your word.  Please open our eyes so we can see and understand it.  Please open our hearts so we can live out your truth in our everyday lives.  Please open our minds so you can write your truth in our thoughts – replacing any lies that we may have believed in the past.

Please open our eyes to your perfect will, Abba Father, so we can do our part in growing your kingdom here on earth. In the awesome name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

Open My Eyes

We can be so blind!

Blinded by the immediate.

Blinded by what everyone else thinks.June 10 2015 Open my eyes

Blinded by what we want or what we think is right.

Blinded by our routines or traditions.

Blinded by worry.

Blinded by trying to control everything and everyone around us.

Sometimes we’re so blind!

Unable to open our eyes…

open our minds….

open our hearts….

To the truth….

to a new reality…

to uncomfortable yet very real feelings.

We need God’s help to heal our blindness.

Sometimes we can be just like Elisha’s servant in 2 Kings 6 who was afraid of the huge enemy army which surrounded the city they were in.  Elisha prayed, ‘Open his eyes, Lord, so he may see.”

And when the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, he looked up and saw the hills around Elisha full of horses and chariots of fire.

God’s army.

Elisha was not worried – he knew the truth.  God had his back and there was no cause for alarm.

Elisha’s eyes were already opened to the omnipotence and faithfulness of his Father God.

He knew the truth.

Please open our eyes, Dear Father.