When you go to the opticians, the optometrists put you through the exercise of trying to get you to focus on a set of letters written on a plain white board, recall this exercise.? In like manner, you have to train the eyes of your heart to be able to see accurately. Like every inquisitive person, I want to know how to train the eyes of my heart to see as I ought to. You train the eyes of your heart to see through –
- Asking the Lord to open your eyes to see
- “Open my eyes so I can see what you show me of your miracle-wonders.” Read Psalm 119:18 (MSG). Watch this, it is not enough to ask the Lord to open the eyes of your heart, there is another dimension to this request, what do you want to see? And the Bible tells us, “To see wonderful things in Your Word.” Can you see this? We are counselled to see what God’s Word reveals to us. Another scriptural verse to look into is “And [I pray] that the eyes of your heart [the very center and core of your being] may be enlightened [flooded with light by the Holy Spirit], so that you will know and cherish the hope [the divine guarantee, the confident expectation] to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints (God’s people). Read Ephesians 1:18 (AMP).
- Looking into God’s Word
- “And we all, with unveiled face, continually seeing as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are progressively being transformed into His image from [one degree of] glory to [even more] glory, which comes from the Lord, [who is] the Spirit.” Read 2 Corinthians 3:18 (AMP). The more you look into God’s Word, the more you are metamorphosed (constantly changing) into becoming the image God has revealed about you in His Word. Jesus left us an example to follow, hence the scripture says, “Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because He never lost sight of where He was headed – that exhilarating finish in and with God – He could put up with anything along the way: cross, shame, whatever. And now He’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God.” Read Hebrews 12:2 (MSG).
- Preparing you heart
- “Surrender your heart to God, turn to Him in prayer.” Read Job 11:13 (CEV). The way you prepare your heart is by turning to God in prayer, and let me go a bit deeper, by praying in your Holy Spirit language – tongues. Listen to this, “The spirit of man [that factor in human personality which proceeds immediately from God] is the lamp of the Lord, searching all his innermost parts. Read Proverbs 20:27 (AMPC). And this is why it is critically important for us to “Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts.” Read Proverbs 4:23 (MSG). The Bible says, “I have hidden Your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against You…” Read Psalm 119:11-12 (NIV).
In any career, training and being proficient is seen as a standard practice. For you as a Christian, spiritual training is of utmost importance; it is not something we should travialize, neither should we be complacent. Study the Word, Love God and God’s people, preach the Gospel of Christ.
Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for I have heard and read Your Word, I am a doer, and I thank You for the strength to do Your Word in Jesus Name.
We write. You read. Be encouraged.
One thought on “Train the eyes of my heart to see – Part 5”
Thank you for highlighting the importance of training. Very simple, yet profound.
Blessings upon blessings
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