Eyes of Faith

When God imparts His Holy Spirit into the heart of a repentant soul, that soul begins to see with the eyes of God. In denying self and making Jesus the Christ one’s Lord, the sight given by the Holy Spirit comes and develops as one conforms to Christ’s image. Accordingly, one is increasingly both joyous in fellowship with God and confronted with the sufferings in denying self and the world in opposition to God. The process is a mixed bag of joy and pain, but faith in God with eyes on Christ reveals the way forward.

I like how the author of Hebrews opens chapter 12 after speaking about the witness of many who lived by faith in chapter 11. He says, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” (Hebrews 12: 1-3 NIV)

A Christian can see where they are going because of the indwelling of God and thereby in life (with eyes fixed on Jesus) see their way forward as they in the Spirit follow King Jesus. Jesus, as a man, lived that way and voiced the path of life to Father God. The Christian must follow with such a voice. I have tried to express this poetically, as you can read here below:

A Christian Voice

Through the eyes Of God, I see

In His steps, I will be
in His ways, I will grow
Into His arms, I will go
with His promise in my heart

For Through the eyes of God I see

A future bright a future free
Free to dance
Free to care
Free to smile and
Free the share
Spirit-filled and full of joy
Holy Spirit rid my soul of void

For through the eyes of God, I see, His way I hold to with belief

For in my Christ I have no fear
The extra miles I will bear
though His cup is pain to drink
I know I’ll flourish in life’s trail
To know my God
His way, His truth, His lifestyle

For through the eyes of God, I see, a narrow gate open to me

No need to reach for carnal gain
just the knowledge of my king
By His grace, I remain
And the prayers of His own
For it’s in the giving Christ has won!

For through the eyes of God, I see, His promise I hold to without release…

God, in your Presence all is fine
In your presence, sight divine
I see your plan mapped out for me
In a state of faith, set free

In You hope has a name
In your love, I am ordained
With a purpose from on high
a future bright, I won’t deny

When morning breaks I’ll run to thee for through your giving Christ I see

In the sky, my arms shall reach to praise you God with more than speech
My Lord my God safe in your care
My Lord my God you are my air
My every breath it comes from you
Alpha Omega you are truth

Through the eyes of God, I see
By His Word I live, I move, breathe

Praise God

 

BMD

 

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