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What Are You Looking For?

Whatever we see, it is important to remember that we don’t see everything. And it is very true that there is more than just what meets the eye. Most of us, tend to think of ourselves as human beings, when in reality we are so much more. We are spiritual beings made in the image of our Creator God. We are made in love, by love and for love. We cannot see the total picture of our life, because it is continually unfolding and revealing itself in miraculous and unexplainable ways.

Part of what confuses us about life is that we tend to focus on what is happening outside of ourselves and miss what is happening inside of ourselves and inside is where the real art of living, growing and developing is taking place.

“The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.” -1 Corinthians 2:14

When we learn to let the inside determine the outside, rather than allowing the outside to influence the inside, we begin to live at the higher place we were created for. Our senses see, hear, feel taste and smell, allowing us to experience all that life has to offer and then some. This is what we were created for.

We have the power to choose the eyes that we see with. If we only see with our human eyes, then we will tend to focus on darkness and in that dimness, we miss out on the better things. If we choose to see with our spiritual eyes, then we experience illumination, which allows us to see the hidden things and understand the unexplainable.

Choose love and light, you will be glad you did…

Double Vision!

The eye has always been a very amazing part of the body to me. Sometimes I will just stare into the reflection of my eyes in the mirror and be totally amazed at how they function to allow me to see things, distinguish shades and experience colors. With my physical eyes, I am able to take so much of the world around me into myself and my life is so much richer for the experience.

“Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away; but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory; the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory; but just as it is written, “Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, And which have not entered the heart of man, All that God has prepared for those who love Him.” -I Corinthians 2:6-9

I have lived life long enough to realize that I do not just see with my physical eyes, but I am also equipped with spiritual eyes that let me see deeper within, to an even greater truth than the mind can imagine. a truth which points me to the real purpose of existence as a spiritual being getting to have a human experience.

Our eyes give us vision and our vision gives us perception and our perception opens up the option to dance with wisdom and gain understanding. As we learn to look beyond what we can see with our physical eyes, our spiritual eyes reveal a truth that is truer than true. That incredible truth is that we were created by love, in love and for love.

This love allows us to see things, know things, feel things and experience things that cannot be explained. And this experience becomes one of our greatest teachers. Showing us the real way of life everlasting and abundant that can not necessarily be explained, but most certainly can be experienced.

Do You See What I See?

Working with students, faculty and staff on a daily basis, trying to provide spiritual leadership to a congregation and serving to meet the needs of others, means that I have a lot of opportunties to look into a lot of different sets of eyes. I get to look into eyes of all ages, races and backgrounds.

I have seen all kinds of “looks” looking back at me. Sometimes there is a look of love and appreciation for something I’ve done or said. At other times there is a look of pain, despair, frustration that comes from the individual not knowing what in this world they are going to do? There are almost as many different looks, as there are eyes to look at and be looked at by.

I love the eyes. I think they are one of God’s most amazing creations. I mean just the science of how it all works is more than my limited mind can grasp, but also the magnificence of the beauty and communication that flows from a set of eyes can literally take your breath away.

One of the reasons that I do not like texting conversations is because I cannot see the other person’s face. When I have a face in front of me, I can see the curve of their lips, the personality of their brow ad hear the silent communication of reality that flows from their eyes… Someone called the eyes – “Windows to the soul”, which I agree with and I think they are so much more.

Eyes are facinating, they speak a thousand languages, tell the deepest stories and reveal the most meanigul truth without speaking a word out loud. Charlotte Bronte put it this way in her classic “Jane Eyre” – “The would fortunately has an interpreter – often unconscious, but still a truthful interpreter in the eye.”

Pay attention to other’s eyes. Look and listen to what they are saying or maybe not saying??? Every now and then take a look into the mirror and allow yourself time to appreciate the very special gift of your own set of eyes and see if you can understand what they are communicating to you about you, your thoughts, ideas and feelings.

Thank you God for eyes to see and to communicate with and I pray that I might use mine to share your love and grace, as I take time to appreciate the opportunity to look into the eyes of others and know them in deeper and more meaningful ways. Wow – what a wonderful world…