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Are your Eyes Open?

Do you ever wonder how much you don't see going on in the world around you?  I do.  I'm not talking about the things that go on behind the closed doors of peoples' homes or in businesses, etc.  I'm talking about the things that are right in front of our very eyes that we don't see.

I was walking on morning through a local park on an unseasonably cool morning this summer.  It was a gorgeous morning and when I started out, the sun still had not risen completely.  There was some fog and a lot of dew still remaining on the ground.  But the thing I saw as I was walking that day that still sticks in my mind was all of the spider webs.  As I looked across the field, the light from the barely rising sun struck probably hundreds of little spider webs made across the tops of the tall grass and weeds in this field. The dew was on them just enough so that each one could be seen.  I pondered this as I walked the path.  Those webs were probably always there (moral: don't walk through a field - you don't know what is really out there), however I had never seen them in this light before.  Maybe I had never been really looking.

So I wondered further how much our surroundings are like this field.  I believe that when we have a close relationship with God by praying, reading our bibles and applying His word to our lives, we can see these things that we might not necessarily see in a less spiritual state of mind.  To Christians, God has given His Holy Spirit to live inside of us to guide us in our lives.  As Jesus said:

"I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear to hear them now.  However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.  (John 16:12-13 NKJV)

The closer we are to God, the more we will see things through His eyes and not our own.  He can give us wisdom if we ask for it (James 1:5) so that we can see the things we might not see without Him.  I don't know about you, but I want to see all there is in my life.

To think about:

1) Am I seeking God's wisdom continually throughout my day or am I relying on my own strength?

2) How much do I pray for God to give me direction and discernment in every area of my life?