Day 29 | CHaNGe The Way You See
We are living in a society that loves to put everything out for us to see. The problem is, we often see things we should never have seen. Kids are seeing things that their young minds are not ready to process. It is becoming obvious the world over that we must be careful what we look at. There are some things you cannot un-see!
This is what got Adam and Eve into trouble in the beginning, in the Garden of Eden. They looked at the tree they were not allowed to touch long before they reached out for it and ate from it.
They wanted the fruit because they saw something when they looked at it. What do you see when you look? What do you see when you look at people and possessions? Do you look with a jealous eye, a lustful eye? How much do you want what you don't have?
If we are to become more like Jesus, we must change the way we see things. And the best way to see anything is through the eyes of Jesus.
God spoke through the prophet Isaiah, when He said, "Lift up your eyes and see.. then you shall see..". When our eyes are down on the depravity of our society it will cause us to see things the wrong way. But, when we lift our eyes, we get to see things the way God see things. Then, eventually, we will see what God sees when He looks at things.
TIME TO THINK:
Can I see what God sees when I look at the same things He looks at?
Father, You are the creator of all things. You have no problem getting things to me if I ask You for them. Help me not to covet or lust or steal what does not belong to me. Help me to see things the way You see them. Amen.
Genesis 3:1-6 NLT
“The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the LORD God had made. One day he asked the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?” “Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,” the woman replied. “It’s only the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden that we are not allowed to eat. God said, ‘You must not eat it or even touch it; if you do, you will die.’” “You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the woman. “God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.” The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too.”
Isaiah 60:4-5 NKJV
“Lift up your eyes all around, and see: They all gather together, they come to you; Your sons shall come from afar, And your daughters shall be nursed at your side. Then you shall see and become radiant, And your heart shall swell with joy; Because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you.”