October 23, 2012

True Blindness


I was reading in John and in John 9 is the story of the blind man who Jesus healed.
This man had been blind from birth. Jesus spit in the mud, made a clay paste, rubbed it on the mans eyes then order him to wash it off in the Pool of Siloam. After, this man washed his eyes he was able to see everything and everyone clearly. He was healed! And his eyes were opened to a world he had never seen before.

As I was reading this piece of scripture I couldn't help but wonder:

What is God asking me to wash from my eyes?

What is it in my life that is clouding my vision of clearly seeing the things He has laid out for me?

Maybe you could ask yourself the same question. It could be any number of things: a negative attitude, a judgmental attitude, sin and guilt from past mistakes, only you know what God wants you to wash from your eyes, and if you aren't sure, ask Him. He wants to tell you if you'll listen.

Washing your eyes can be scary. I am sure the thought crossed this blind man's mind of "what if this doesn't work? What if he put his spit on my eyes and I am still blind?" I mean you can't blame the guy for thinking this way right? So why did he do it then?
 He did it because, even if it didn't work, he had nothing to lose! He was at a point of being willing to try anything to be healed.What do you have by wahing your eyes? Losing your negative attitude? A better outlook on life...that doesn't seem so bad. Losing your judgmental attitude? You mean having compassion for people? Throwing off the sin and shame you've been living with and actually stepping into the grace that Jesus died to give you? All these seem like a trade up if you ask me.
{:and since you're reading my blog I'm guessing you want my input ;):}

And what happened when this blind man's eyes were opened? The blind man could see! He could fully see what was going on around him and now he had a story that was leading people to know Jesus.

Take a leap of faith and allow God to wash the things from your eyes that are blinding you to the purpose and plans He has waiting for YOU! When you wash things from your eyes it is almost a certainty that you will find the answers to things you have been praying for, for weeks, months, even years. God always rewards those who are obedient to him and those who desire to become more like Him.

Who knows...Your story just might be the very thing that leads someone else to Him.

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