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Thursday, December 30, 2010

open our eyes

"And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened"
Matthew 20:32-33
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When we ask Jesus to open our eyes, He is filled with compassion. He lovingly reaches out, touches our eyes and they are opened.  And we receive our sight. 

When He opens our eyes, we see the depth of our depravity.

We come face-to-face with the wretchedness of who we are apart from Him.

We see our desperate need for a Savior.

When He opens our eyes, we begin to recognize the self-centered tendency of our nature. Our first thoughts as we rise in the morning, tend to be all about 'me'. As our eyes are opened, our awareness of Him increases and we realize the intense need for our focus to be all about Him.

Our thoughts transform from  'what am I going to do today', to 'what does God desire to do through me today'.

When He opens our eyes, we see more clearly the deep desperation of our need for his generous grace.

When He opens our eyes, we begin to see His Hand working in our lives. We begin to sense His presence more vividly and our longing for it intensifies.

We begin to see His Handprints everywhere we look.

When He opens our eyes we begin to see His wonder. His power. His fullness. His glory.

When He opens our eyes, we begin to truly experience Him. And a deepening hunger. And an increasing thirst. And a more desperate yearning for Him.

Our eyes are opened, our spirits enlightened and our satisfied souls then gaze upon our Lord and we are filled with awe.

And we pursue Him with a renewed passion and purpose as our eyes feast upon the only true nourisher of our soul.

Lord, that our eyes may be opened indeed.




8 comments:

nita said...

Yes, Amen, Open our eyes Lord, we want to see Jesus.

Wishing you a blessed 2011

Alleluiabelle said...

Oh SO BEAUTIFUL...

Love you my friend,
Alleluiabelle

Stacey Dawn said...

Here's to a new year full of hope - in Him... ♥

Nana Jul said...

Beth, that is beautiful!...O Lord, keep our eyes peeled to see more of you in the New Year!
Love ya sister!
Julie

Yolanda said...

Lord, please continue to open my eyes and my ears.

Love to you,
Yolanda

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Hi Beth

Happy New Year From Southern California.

Don't forget to watch the 122nd Rose Parade on New Year's Day coming from Pasadena, California...only 30 miles from The Old Geezer's home :-) If you miss the live telecast, I'm sure there will be lots of reruns through out the day.

No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it. ~Henry Ward Beecher

May God Bless and Protect You in the Year to Come. ~Ron

LisaShaw said...

Oh Amen Beth! May the LORD open our eyes indeed!!!!

Your heart for Jesus has blessed me abundantly throughout 2010 and I look forward to the times I'm able to pop in and receive all the wisdom and love the LORD has poured into and through you.

Blessed New Year to you and your family. I love you!

Gina said...

Praying that God will open my eyes so that I may see the love He has for me and that I may love Him even more and do what He wants me to do.