Increasing and maintaining momentum this 20/20 and beyond will require this very important component called perception to be cultivated. Seeing in the Greek means to perceive [with inward spiritual perception]. See what the Bible says, The word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see the branch of an almond tree.” Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am [actively] watching over My word to fulfil it.” Read Jeremiah 1:11 (AMP). Beloved, it is important to see what God expects you to see, that way, He will fulfil what He shows you. Listen to this, “But if your eye is bad [spiritually blind], your whole body will be full of darkness [devoid of God’s precepts]. So if the [very] light inside you [your inner self, your heart, your conscience] is darkness, how great and terrible is that darkness!” Read Matthew 6:23 (TPT). Wath this, “seeing well” is key to our success in Christ.
Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, “And [I pray] that the eyes of your heart [the very centre 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), and [so that you will begin to know] what the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His [active, spiritual] power is in us who believe.” Read Ephesians 1:18-19 (AMP). From this text, it is clear Paul has placed emphasis on seeing. Therefore, beloved, advancing and maintaining momentum this year and beyond will require perfect 20/20 vision.
Think with me for a moment, why is seeing important? Paul tells us the following from Ephesians 1:18.
- For enlightenment [flooded with light by the Holy Spirit];
- For us to know[experiential] and cherish the hope [divine guarantee, the confident expectation];
- To experience God’s immeasurable, unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power.
Watch this, God has given you and me the ability to see with the eyes of the spirit; as that way, we get to see the full picture. See what the Bible says, “But blessed [spiritually aware, and favoured by God] are your eyes, because they see; and your ears because they hear.” Read Matthew 13:16 (AMP). Can you see this? Beloved, when we see through the eyes of God’s Word, we will walk circumspectly, hence, the Bible says, “Therefore see that you walk carefully [living life with honour, purpose, and courage; shunning those who tolerate and enable evil], not as the unwise, but as wise [sensible, intelligent, discerning people].” Read Ephesians 5:15 (AMP).
My Father in heaven, thank You for empowering my eyes to see Your goodness, mercy and grace; and for that, I am eternally grateful.
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