Oh that I may see!

Have you ever tried staring into the sun? When I was a child, it was a game we would play. Lets see who can last the longest. Most kids never made it past 3 seconds. And once you were finished, you couldn’t see much for a few minutes. There was a time that I actually wanted to see what the sun looked like. I tried…and failed. It just blinded me. You just can’t see it with the naked eye. But there are telescopes out there, with special filters that allow us to see the sun. And once you actually get to see the sun, oh how beautiful it is!

Just like staring into the sun without the aid of special equipment will give you nothing but a headache, it can be the same when it comes to reading the word of God. The bible says the Word is a“Lamp unto our feet and a light into our path.” Psalms 119:105.  But reading Gods word without the help of the spirit will not allow you to see the true beauty and wonder in it! Sure you will get something, but not in such Glory that it wins your heart. We must pray for Gods supernatural illumination to show us. It is the same prayer David did in the Psalms:

“Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and keep your word. Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from your law.” Psalms 119:17-18

The word “law” here is “Torah”, meaning “instruction” or “teaching”. There are wonderful things in God’s teachings, His word. So wonderful in fact, that they can repeatedly change our lives every time we read. But we will not see it until our eyes are opened by the Spirit of God.

So this week, let this be your prayer. That God may open your eyes to see the truth and beauty in His word. Lets stop blinding ourselves, and ask God for illumination.   You will be amazed at what you will discover in his word!

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