Today my prayer for you is the prayer of Ephesians 1:18 which says,
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
They say the eye is the window to the soul. How are your heart and soul today? Hopeful?
The story of the man born blind in the book of John 9:1-40 is a great encouragement to us because we are all born blind in our own way. Frustratingly blind; eyes, souls, and hearts. However our blindness, has a purpose, a very good purpose and that is to glorify God.
“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.
It is our healing, the new vision of our eyes, that God longs to see. He can’t wait to see them light up. He is hopeful, the God of hope! He wouldn’t miss it for the world, although it may not seem that way to our blind eyes.
When you read the story in John chapter 9, you’ll notice that Jesus’ didn’t actually do the whole miracle. In fact his actions, to all who saw them, may have appeared to make things worse.
“The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.”
Sometimes we must play our part in miracles. Jesus wasn’t even there when those blind eyes saw for the very first time. That man who received an unsolicited miracle from Jesus, still needed to step out in faith to receive what was already his. He had to do the washing. Yet it was Jesus’ name that was honoured, and God’s glory that was proclaimed.
I pray today that we will not continue to stumble in the dark, that we will do our part in faith. We will go where we are sent to wash off the mud. So that, the eyes of our heart, our faith eyes will be opened to see the hope of his calling, and the riches of his inheritance.
Be encouraged today, be blessed with eyes that shine the light from deep in your soul,
Lots of love,
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