Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Put Your Glasses On!

A funny thing happened to me yesterday. I got up fairly early - yes, that is funny for me as I'm not a morning person, but it's not the funny thing I want to tell you about.

My little one was still sleeping soundly so I thought I would get to do some things that needed to be done before she got up. The first thing that came to my mind was to sweep up the kitchen because before heading to bed the night before I noticed that it really needed to be swept but I like to take the nights off from house work so I didn't bother to do it that night.

Anyway.....I looked around the kitchen floor and thought with great thankfulness, "Oh how nice, hubby swept up before heading to work." I then proceeded to other things that needed to be done. When little one finally woke I went to get her and also picked up my glasses, which I had forgotten to put on earlier, from my room. When I walked into the kitchen again I was shocked! The floor was not swept, it was just that I couldn't see the dirt because I didn't have my glasses on!

After chuckling a bit to myself about this off and on throughout the day I found that there was a spiritual lesson in this funny happening. We've been having some discussions with our youngest boy, who happens to be 16 so isn't really that young, lately about some things that we are concerned about and he's been challenging us that we are not seeing thing as he sees them, and I have to say that it is true. Then I started to think about the importance of seeing things the way God sees them because that's how they really are. We have to be sure that we have our spiritual glasses on to see things the way God sees them.

I asked God to give me a verse to go along with the lesson. At first all I could think of was Psalm 119:105 "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." I was pondering this verse and felt like that was part of the lesson but not the whole thing. Then today I read Proverbs 23:26 "My son, give me your heart, And let your eyes observe my ways."

God's word is the lamp that will light our way. We have to take the time to read it so that it will shed light on where and how we are to walk. You can, however, read God's word and not get the full affect of it. To really see it as God sees it you have to give Him your heart, then we can see things as He sees them. You have to have your glasses on.

Turning on the light helps me to see better but I can't really see as good as I should be able to until I put my glasses on. Reading God's word will shed light on things, but you can't really get the full affect of it until you give Him your heart.

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