Eyes Wide Open 11-01-20

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Good day everyone. On this first day of November I think we should all do something that is in our hearts. As children of God we must reach for the unreachable and believe the impossible; other words, Believe God and the power that He gave to us as His children.

 Today’s Prayer

    Father, a wise man was once quoted as saying, “A nation that does not know its heritage does not understand its present, or know where it is headed!”  Lord, help us to open our eyes to see the circumstances that we find ourselves in today. Help us to recall that our nation once considered human life to be a precious gift from You, and thus sacred!  We also believed that You created man to have dominion over the animals. Have we so quickly discarded Your Word, and substituted a form of pantheism today? Are nature and animals becoming our “new gods?”  How can we approve of partial- birth abortions for our human babies when we won’t allow such cruelty to animals? Oh Lord, open our eyes to see how we as a nation must grieve You! Help us to realize that our nation is being led away from You, and that it is we who have moved, for You do not change!  Forgive us for trying to re-write Your Word to suit our desires and our vices! Help us to see that Your ways are best for us and for our nation, before we bring on our own downfall! In Jesus’ holy name we pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

 

Seeing What Others Can’t See

 

2 Kings 6:15-17

When the servant of the man of God got up early the next morning and went outside, there were troops, horses, and chariots everywhere. “Oh, sir, what will we do now?” the young man cried to Elisha.  “Don’t be afraid!” Elisha told him. “For there are more on our side than on theirs!” Then Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!” The Lord opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire.

 

Quite a few years ago, a movie was made called Field of Dreams. The story is about a man who had a vision to build a baseball field in the middle of a cornfield on his rural farm. He did not know why; he just knew he was to do it. To the annoyance of his neighbors, he built the baseball diamond in the farm community. One night some players showed up. The man realized these were no ordinary players, but were actually the great players from the past. When the skeptical neighbors came to view this phenomenon, they were unable to see what the farm owner could see. This made it even worse for him. Now he was really a lunatic in their eyes.

This fictitious story has a spiritual application for us. First, if God tells us to “build a ball field,” we should do it. It is not for us to determine the reason we are instructed to do it. Once we are obedient, God will allow us to see what others can’t see. It is the rite of passage for those who are willing to risk all for God’s purposes. God increases the spiritual senses to levels we never knew before. Those around us will observe this. This is just what happened in the scripture above. The servant couldn’t see what God was allowing Elisha to see until Elisha prayed and asked God to open his eyes.

Do you want to see what others can’t see? If so, it will require a level of obedience that will go beyond human reason. It may require risk and ridicule from others. But I promise you that God will show you what others can’t see.

Quote of the Day

 

I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible.

-Teresa of Avila


WITH HOPE AND FAITH

REV. ELDER G E STERRETT


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