Spiritual Eyesight

Read Jonah 4:2 (GW)

“So, he prayed to the LORD, “LORD, isn’t this what I said would happen when I was still in my own country? That’s why I tried to run to Tarshish in the first place. I knew that you are a merciful and compassionate God, patient, and always ready to forgive and to reconsider your threats of destruction.”

What is the difference between holding on to a principle and having a vision?

Is my attitude today an attitude that flows from my principles or my vision of God?

Is there a freshness and a vitality in my spiritual outlook?

When a crisis happens in my life, I can be certain that the resources of my character will be revealed in how I respond. Each crisis is a test of my character and spiritual eyesight.

Principals do not come from moral inspiration, only vision.

My own idea of God and His attributes may be used to justify and rationalize my deliberate neglect of what I am to do. I may have the right idea (principal), but wherever there is vision, there is also a life of honesty and integrity.

Vision gives me the moral incentive.

If I set daily prayer aside as well as cease having God’s vision in the trivial things of life, I simply act on my own principal.

Prayer Journal tips (2)When I expect God to do greater things than what He has already done before, I correct my vision by writing Him a love letter in my prayer journal. I begin by praising and glorifying His name and describing the endless list of blessings in the greatest detail. I then humbly ask for His forgiveness for my poor eyesight and ask for His help in correcting my vision. God works miracles on my behalf every single day. He has proven that time after time. My prayer journal is written proof of it.

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The Value of Love


Verses 6-9:

Jesus said, “Leave her alone! Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing for me. You will always have the poor with you and can help them whenever you want. But you will not always have me with you. She did what she could. She came to pour perfume on my body before it is placed in a tomb. I can guarantee this truth: Wherever the Good News is spoken in the world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.”

Love is not cautious, wise, sensible, or shrewd. Affection brings warm feelings, but love goes to the extremes.

Have I ever been driven to do something for God not because I felt like it or it was my duty, or that there was something in it for me, but simply because I love Him?

What value am I to God?

Am I just sitting around daydreaming or am I working at doing the ordinary, simple, human things that show my genuine love for Him? I am no use to God if I wish of doing only important things but neglect to focus my eyes on something other than my personal holiness. When I become overly concerned about the way I talk, the way I walk and look toward others, I miss being of value to God.

I accept that I am not much use to anyone but God Himself. My value is surrendering all that I have and do in the name of Jesus Christ. When I rise to go to work each day, I do the ‘beautiful thing’ as though it were for Christ and in those ordinary, simple, human works, God works through me. I give it all to God – the mundane and the magnificent.

Dear Lord, I give you all the praise and glory for the work of my hands. Forgive me for all my complaints in doing the work however mundane, my feelings of being unappreciated, and self-centeredness in my response. Lord, I pray that my work creates the same value that Mary of Bethany created in the heart of Jesus Christ. Lord, I also pray for those who are the recipients of my work and that they may be blessed by it. I love you! In Jesus Christ’s name I pray. Amen

Prayer Journal tips (2)

I supplement my prayer journal writing and reading God’s Word with reading and meditating on the Christian testimonies of others. God speaks to us not only in our individual circumstances but through the lives of others.

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