Open Our Eyes

Did I Photograph the Holy Spirit?
Image by Andy-Beal via Flickr

We keep doing things over and over while never getting the results we expect to get.  We try to do a lot of good things, good things that may well help the church, help our nieghbors but we are trying to do them without seeing first.  The Holy Spirit has really been keeping this short  saying from Matthew 6; “seek ye first the kingdom of God“.  But today it became even clearer and the door swung wide open and the Spirit began to illumate the scripture to me.  I had been struggle with a little household task and just couldn’t figure out why something so simple was giving me such a hard time.  I tried three times and just couldn’t fix the door in my daughter’s room.  I finally decided that I needed to get up a little higher to make sure that I can see.  As soon as I was able to really see what I was doing and what had to be done; I fixed the door in less than 30 seconds.  See, when you get ahead of God, move without out God and move not according to His will; it’s not simple not being led by God it’s more like walking blind to everything.  But you will never know unless you first follow after God and walk in His righteousness and how do you do that?

This is how, by being imitators of God which is inline with His will for our lives to look like Christ and what did Christ do seek first the will of the Father and everything else was added unto Christ (John 10:29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.).

Ephesians 5

1Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children 2and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

3But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. 4Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. 5For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a man is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.[a] 6Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. 7Therefore do not be partners with them.

8For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 9(for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) 10and find out what pleases the Lord. 11Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 12For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. 13But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, 14for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said:
“Wake up, O sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”

15Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. 19Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, 20always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

21Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

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