Monday, December 6, 2010

Seeing Stars

I'm going to try to move some posts from my old blog to this new one.  We'll see how it goes.  I haven't found a way to do it quickly.  Would love tips if anyone has them!

Ever have a time when things that you thought were one way, were suddenly revealed to be another?  As if your eyes were opened in a different way?  It reminds me of the Bible verse about how we see through a glass dimly now, but one day we shall see face to face.

I think there is much in this life that we don’t see like He does.  I often pray for God to give me His eyes.  I sometimes wonder if or how He might answer that prayer.  For me, I want to be more compassionate and more understanding.  I want to view  people like He does and not through a distorted or judgemental lens.  What I didn’t realize when I first asked was that this was not something that was just given, but rather had to be learned.

It is when I walk through difficulties that often my vision is changed.  I’m able to see more or see things differently.  I can look back on the hard times in my life and see how God used those to open my eyes a bit more.  To teach me and challenge me.  Hopefully to mold me into someone that is more like Him.  I still have a long way to go.

I love it though when there are times when you know it is God opening your eyes to see something He wants you to see.  It is a glimpse I think of what heaven must be like.

Thank you Father for trials for they cause me to turn to you.  Thank you for the challenges that face me as it helps me to realize how very much I need you.  Thank you for difficult times as it helps me to be more understanding of others.  Thank you for holding me and carrying me when I don’t have the strength to walk.  Thank you for loving me when I did not deserve it.  Thank you for your promises to be with me always.  Thank you that your ways are good and perfect and that when I walk in them it gives me an opportunity to bring you glory.  What an amazing and humbling thing!  To think that the Creator of the Universe could use me.  I thank you and praise you.

In His Love,