Wednesday, June 29, 2011
If you accept only what your eyes tell you, particularly about people, you’ll soon wonder why the thrill of being a son or daughter of God has seemingly leaked from your heart. In my years of pastoring, that is one of the top reasons wonderful, holy, perfect sons and daughters begin to lose vigor—they believe what their eyes say about their neighbors. When they do, they cannot approach them in faith, so their Christianity becomes relatively impractical and paralyzed. They’re drying out because they’re out of focus.
2 Cor 4:18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
This is why we set our hearts and minds on things above, not on earthly things (Colossians 3:1-3). We don’t focus upon the unseen so we’ll feel better and have a happy day; we do it because that’s where we find ourselves in relation to God and to each other—really well off. From that focus, our lying eyes cannot lead us astray and foul our approach to life.
Grow accustomed to relying upon the unseen when you’re with people. They probably won’t see what you do, but they can—they need to.