Lifting up ones eyes is a function of vision. See what God told Abram to do, “After Lot was gone, the Lord said to Abram, “Look as far as you can see in every direction, for I am going to give it all to you and your descendants. And I am going to give you so many descendants that, like dust, they can’t be counted! Hike in all directions and explore the new possessions I am giving you.” Read Genesis 13:14-17 (TLB). Reading and meditating this scripture opens up a new world of opportunities; you and I are not limited to the country of our birth alone, we can explore any country in the world and be as successful the way God intended for us to be. Interestingly, the Lord asked Jeremiah a pertinent question; “The Lord showed me something in a vision. Then He asked, “What do you see, Jeremiah?” I answered, “A branch of almonds that ripen early.” “That’s right,” the Lord replied, “and I always rise early to keep a promise.” Read Jeremiah 1:11-12 (CEV). This is an astonishing promise from God to us, won’t you agree? The ability to see is enabled through the eyes of your heart; in other words you see things through the eyes of Gods word. So what I am trying to make you see is this when the scripture says, “The eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints” Read Ephesians 1:18 (ESV).
In these days that we are in, it would take you and I according to the Bible which says, “The man who simply hears and does nothing about it is like a man catching the reflection of his own face in a mirror. He sees himself, it is true, but he goes on with whatever he was doing without the slightest recollection of what sort of person he saw in the mirror. But the man who looks into the perfect mirror of God’s law, the law of liberty (or freedom), and makes a habit of so doing, is not the man who sees and forgets. He puts that law into practice and he wins true happiness.” Read James 1:25 (PHILLIPS). So the one who lifts up his eyes and see, not just once, but keeps seeing, and forms a habit of acting upon what he sees; that person find true happiness. Do you want to be established in Gods ways, your dreams and desires to be fulfilled, lift up your eyes sir, m’am, and keep looking till the image becomes clear, and forms a picture in your heart which can never be erased. I heard someone ask, what should I be looking at? Look at the word and become what you see in the word, Hallelujah. When you continue to see through the eyes of the word of God, His perspective becomes clearer and you begin to sense your steps are being guided, hence the Bible says, “Thy word is a lamp to my feet…” Read Psalm 119:105 (KJV).
Watch this, we seem to look at everything else but the word of God. We look to our connections or contacts in high places (nothing wrong with that, however, it becomes a problem, when they become the be all and end all). Let me show you this beautiful scripture, “And the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. And his master saw that the Lord was with him, and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand. And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand.” Read Genesis 39:2-4 (KJV). Who was with Joseph? The Lord was with Joseph right? Yes, And he was a prosperous man because? The Lord was with Joseph right? Yes, And he was in the house of his master the Egyptian right? Yes, Therefore beloved, your location is not the problem, it is to whom you are connected to and looking at! Selah.
What then is the problem? Our inability to see through the eyes of the word. And even when we see it, we seem not to be fully convinced, why? Because it does not make sense to our intellectual minds or physical senses; neither do we look long enough, we give it a quick glance, and move on. A million times no, you keep looking and look some more till you see like Jeremiah saw, and you are able to say, “I see like an almond tree,” and the Lord saying in response to you,”You have seen well, I am watching over my word to perform it.” In essence beloved, the Lord can only bring to pass that which you see in the realm of the Spirit, remembering the origin of vision starts with what has already been created in that realm.
What do you see when you lift up your eyes?
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