I am actually finished with my book. Unfortunately, I have been super lazy with editing it. My friend, Shaun Watkins, has been inspired to write devotions lately. I am going to use his devotions for a while in an attempt to get my book ready to publish. If you like his content, visit his church, Maranatha Baptist Church, in Seneca, SC.
Open Our Eyes Lord
Then Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!” 2 Kings 6:17 (NLT)
O Lord open our eyes. Lord open their eyes. O the times have I prayed these two prayers. In this story Elisha, the man of God, and the servant both wake up. When the servant looks out that morning, he sees that the city is surrounded by the Aramean Army. The army is there to kill the man of God Elisha because God has given him the power to know the army’s plan even before they do anything. Elisha basically could read their minds. So of course, this made the Arameans extremely mad, so they made the plan to kill Elisha. When the servant looks out and sees that they are surrounded he cries out “what will we do?” and then Elisha turns to God and prays, “God, open his eyes and let him see.” When God opens his eyes, the servant sees that the hillside is covered with horses and chariots of fire, Gods army.
See there are two options that we can take to look at our problems and our current situation. One, we can look at the problem and see no way out. We can see no good at all in what is going on because all that we are looking at is what’s in front of us. The struggle that the journey may bring or the pain that it may cause. But there is a second option, we can ask God to open our eyes, and when he does, we can see past our current problem or situation, we can see past the struggle and the pain.
I encourage you today to ask God to open your eyes and let you see. To let you see past your current problem or situation. To let you have a glimpse of it through His eyes, because through God’s eyes we are fearfully and wonderfully made in His image. We are His Masterpiece, His workmanship! I believe that if we pray today as Elisha did, to open our eyes, God the father will give you the peace that only He can. To see that He is working. Though the problem or situation may not change, we can have the peace to know God is in control. That He is perfect, and we are not. That His ways and thoughts are higher than ours.
Have the peace today to know that when God opens our eyes, we will see that He loves each and every one of us! He has never made a mistake and He is not going to starting with you or me! God is bigger than any army, diagnoses, or situation you may be facing! Just like God heard Elisha’s prayers, rest today knowing that He also hears us as we pray!
Father I pray today that you open our eyes and we see You! Let us focus on You and not our problems. Let us see Your Power today as we walk this journey.