Lets start off with a question, what do you see when you lift up your eyes? Do you see despair or hope? Do you see lack or Gods provision? Do you see sickness or divine health? Do you see sadness or joy? Do you see darkness or light? Beloved, what do you see in your circumstance? I am sure there are many more items you might want to add to the list. The reason for asking these questions is to get us to pause for a minute and really consider what exactly we are seeing. See what the Bible says, “So we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are unseen; for the things which are visible are temporal [just brief and fleeting], but the things which are invisible are everlasting and imperishable.” Read 2 Corinthians 4:18 (AMP). We live in a society which says, seeing is believing; and to an extent, they are partly right, but for you and I who are believers in Christ Jesus, we look not with our natural eyes, because if we do, then without any doubt, we would see what ordinary men see. But you and I are not ordinary. The Bible says, “You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You…” What are you focusing on? God’s peace is established when we look into the perfect law of liberty – His word. We are able to count it all joy because our eyes are fixed on Him to whom we must trust and obey.
When we see through the eyes of our heart, we are able to properly process and embrace Gods perspective which will inevitably help you and I navigate circumstances of life. I don’t know and would have no idea what kind of issues you might have to deal with, but I encourage you by the Spirit of God; look to Jesus “[looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity], who for the joy [of accomplishing the goal] set before Him endured the cross, disregarding the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God [revealing His deity, His authority, and the completion of His work].” Read Hebrews 12:2 (AMP). In other words, gain a fresh perspective from Gods word which I believe would help you and I keep our eyes focused on God’s priorities. One of His priority, when you lift up your eyes to see, you will hear, “Be still my son / daughter, and know that I am God…” Read Psalm 46:10 (NLT). Seeing through the eyes of faith gives you a fresh impetus to stand, and having done all, to stand firm.” Read Ephesians 6:13 (KJV).
Dearly beloved, when we are not looking at Gods word, the tendency to drift becomes inevitable. Drifting is a subtle drag which you do not recognise immediately until you bump into a road block. And we usually bump into road blocks because we’ve stopped looking. Here comes that question again, what do you see? I believe we must ask ourselves these questions till we are fully persuaded in our affirmative response; I see the hand of God, I see the provision of God, I see the healing of God, I see the favor of God, I see the blessings of God, these things I see with the eyes of my heart.
As I read through Gods instruction to Abram, I noticed, there was an urgency in the instruction given to Abram to look up. In like manner, there is an urgency right now where God is saying, “Look up” not tomorrow, but right now. Why the urgency? God is trying to get us to understand, the time for harvest is here and now; but how are you going to embrace it if you can’t see it? It is yours, if you can see it through the eyes of your heart. See what John 4:35 (NASB) says, “Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.” This scripture is referring to souls, and I do believe you can apply it to your life where you are trusting God for a harvest. And by the way, there is no harvest where seeds have not been sown. Selah!
The seed is the word, this bares repeating, look into the perfect law of liberty; His word. I am aware of the different socio-economic challenges all over the world, but remember the Bible says; “…But there was light as usual where the people of Israel lived.”Read Exodus 10:23 (NLT). Beloved, there is light ahead of us, if we could only see it.
Watch this, Elisha prayed, “Oh LORD, open his eyes (of his heart) and let him see!” Read 2 Kings 6:17 (NLT). I pray and ask the Lord to open the eyes of our heart for us to be able to see what His grace has provided for us. Therefore with boldness, I thank God for imprinting His words in our hearts, and we are able to see and perceive outside the realm of the senses in Jesus Name. Thank you Lord Jesus, I see your goodness in this land, I see your exceedingly abundant grace at work in my life and in the life of my loved ones in the Name of Jesus Amen.
Here is my conclusion on this matter, you become what you see. Therefore, I encourage you to see well, see the harvest.
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One thought on “Lift up your eyes and see – Part 2”
This is so awesome. Thank you Pastor Ricky.
Now I am reminded to keep looking till I see an image of what God wants me to see.
God Bless you richly in Jesus Name
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