Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Seeing His Way

I think one of the hardest things about faith is having sight like the Lord. Having wisdom to see past now, see through temptation, and see myself clearly. So that's what I'm praying about and encouraging you to pray about today.

1. Pray that we'll have the wisdom to see that even if we can't understand it or know the future, there's a bigger plan. There's a bigger goal and work being accomplished in our faithful lives than what we can see right now. No matter my pain, confusion, or discouragement, my life (if I'm living faithfully) is glorifying God somehow. Romans 8:28. Today, pray for His vision to want and understand His plan and His goodness.

2. Pray that we'll have the wisdom to know when we're being tempted and to see the way out. Sometimes we rationalize temptation and avoid even realizing what problems we have in our spiritual lives. I know I do. And we avoid seeing the way out because it's embarrassing, or challenging, or less fun. Today, pray for His vision to see and flee from temptation.

3. Pray that we'll have the wisdom and the sight and the work ethic to SEE the man in the mirror and FIX the problems we see. James 1. It's so hard to have the stamina and will to work on problems that we know will hurt or shame us to fix, but today, pray for His vision to see what's wrong and how vital it is for us to fill ourselves with goodness and not evil.

And don't forget to see His thread of faithfulness in your life (from Day 1). Don't close your eyes and miss the army.

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Be Thou my Buckler, my Sword for the fight;
Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;
Thou my soul’s Shelter, Thou my high Tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely thoughts. I particularly like the statement, "Don't close your eyes and miss the army." Thanks for the encouragement. :)