Deeper Day 91: Open Your Eyes

Today as I was considering the events of the world right now, and the way many are responding to it, I thought about the story of Elisha….

When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city.  “Oh, my lord, what shall we do?”  the servant asked.  “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered.  “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”  And Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes so he may see.”  Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looks and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.  2 Kings 6:15-17

I know I’ve recently referenced this story, but it felt relevant again.

While my husband was on a recent mission trip to Africa and he fell ill with a severe stomach sickness (which was the result of Malaria meds he was taking) I was speaking with him and I felt concerned.  I asked God to show me He was with Chris, and then I saw a large angel standing in the corner of the room and suddenly my fear and apprehension melted away and I became supremely confident he would recover quickly.  I also told Chris about the angel I had seen, and I could see the comfort it brought him to know it was there.

Life is all about perspective.  I just want to make sure my perspective is always Heavenly.

Friends, right now we have an opportunity to tap into the eyesight of heaven and to share what we see with the world around us.  We do not have to bow to the facades of the earth.  We do not have to be pulled into the hysteria that may surround us today or tomorrow.

We are the light of the world!  We are called to bring light to the vision of those around us.  We shouldn’t be bumping around with our eyes closed during this potentially wonderful time.  No, we should be leading the charge!!  We are the light of the world, aren’t we?!  Scripture says we are.

“You are the light of the world.  A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.  Matthew 5:14-16

Prayer Moment:  Before you begin this day, ask God to help you find ways to be the light.  Throughout this day, remind yourself of who you are called to be.  We are to be a light in the darkness.  I pray that God will open your eyes to the activity around you today.  God, I pray for spiritual eyes to be opened and for spiritual ears to be unplugged, in Jesus name.  I pray for bravery to fall upon everyone who reads this devotional.  I ask for You to shift their perspective, so they can see what You are up to in the midst of all that’s going on.  Thank You God for being God.  Help me to be the kind of light that draws others to glorify You.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.