Spiritual Reading Glasses, Anyone?

Spiritual Reading Glasses, Anyone?

Spiritual Reading Glasses

Do you wear glasses regularly or do you need reading glasses? What a blessing it is to have a way to see clearly, isn’t it? Otherwise everything is a bit blurry. Hard to focus, hard to see. That’s exactly the way it is in our spiritual life too. It’s hard to focus, hard to understand what’s what. We need spiritual reading glasses to see clearly. Especially when we read the Bible. Otherwise we miss the wonderful things in it.

Let me see clearly so that I may take in
    the amazing things coming from Your law.
(Psalm 119:18, Voice)

This short verse in the middle of the Bible is packed full of wisdom. It has the prescription for spiritual eyeglasses:
1) We need to note that this verse is a prayer. Everything good starts with prayer. It’s our lifeline.
2) We need to acknowledge that there are amazing things in the Bible. We need it to live well.
3) We need to accept that we can’t understand the Bible on our own. We need  the Holy Spirit to see clearly.

In short, the Holy Spirit acts like our spiritual reading glasses. If we read the Bible without asking the Holy Spirit to help, it does not make sense. Only when we abide in the Holy Spirit, we can understand the spiritual wealth of the Bible. Without the Holy Spirit we can’t see clearly. But blessedly, the Holy Spirit is always ready to help us.

Spiritual eyeglasses don’t cost us anything. They are readily available for anyone without charge. But the Word and the world look really different through them:
The last will be first.
The wounded will be healed.
The captives will be released.
The blind will see.
The death is not the end.
Hallelujah!

 

Gracious God,
We need you so much.
Give us the Holy Spirit to see clearly.
Draw us into you Word,
let us see all the amazing things in it.
Do miracle-wonders in our lives
through the Holy Spirit.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: Do you need spiritual eyeglasses? How does the Word and the world look different through the lenses of the Holy Spirit?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you joyfully wear spiritual eyeglasses to see all that God wants you to see!

Image courtesy of Mari-Anna Stålnacke. Linking up today with Thought-Provoking Thursday, Faith-filled Fridays.

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