Back in June I shared a blog titled, That Peephole Vision with you. This week, I want to continue with that conversation. So the next few days, I’ll be sharing devotions that stem from that particular post. Please go back and read it if you desire =)
I believe that we all have peepholes that allow us to see our surroundings and what’s on the other side of the various doors in our lives. Even though God does not let us in on every single detail of the what, how’s, whys, and when’s He does have an awesome habit of revealing vital information to us when necessary.
We have this spiritual peephole that we don’t utilize like we should. We are often blinded not because God is trying to be secretive but because we are not putting ourselves in
position to hear from God, trust God, accept God, and be obedient to God. There are plenty of times God gives us ample warning of who and what is on the other side of the door but we are out of position to receive it.
It’s hard to be obedient to God and trust Him when we don’t know what He is saying. We have to build a consistent and personal relationship with Him through prayer, reading the word, and application of that word. If you are not putting yourself in position to do this then you are voluntarily giving up your spiritual insight. You are giving up opportunities to see some storms that are on their way. You are giving up opportunities for God to reveal underlying motives of others that could cause ruin.
I’m sorry to inform you but if you are spending all your free time on social networks, drinking, smoking, shooting up, partying all night, stuck on the phone, turnin up because you feel you have no reason to turn down…then the peephole you have to look out into the world with the eyes of Christ gets smaller and smaller by the day. This goes for the workaholics, those that refuse devotion time, and people that live by the motto “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” as well. If you make no time for yourself to calm down and be with God you will live in a forever state of “why is this happening” and disconnect with your source.
The point of today’s post is to encourage you to spend more time communing with God. Pull out your word, read it, meditate on it, see if/how it applies, then apply it. He’s not asking for a million hours but give him something! Allow God to open the eyes of your heart and show you all you need to see. Know what’s on the other side of the door and how to prepare for opening it and walking outside—or wait, even not opening it at all!
I’ll see you tomorrow for “You’re not the first to look out this peephole”
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Melanie N. Lee
I just REALLY love Jesus!!!
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