“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, would give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that you may know…” Ephesians 1:17-18
Our alarm was set for 5:50 AM this morning so we would be sure to have sufficient time to seek His face. It has never been more important than now to cultivate a hearing ear and a seeing eye that we may know what the Spirit is saying in the hour in which we live.
We are also preparing to spend three days in the rainforest beginning Friday with a very special group of leaders from among the readers of this email. We are going to see and experience the ways of God in nature so we can represent them well in business. (God’s ways are transcendent.) As happens so frequently, we were awake long before the alarm and at 4:50 this morning I was off to fix a triple cappuccino for my wife and I.
God had given us a bonus hour and I wanted to be fully awake, not missing anything. As I stood in front of our sliding glass doors looking out to the woods behind our home, I wondered why I was doing that. There was no star light. No moonlight. It was overcast. It was pitch black. I couldn’t see anything… with my natural eyes. But God has given us all two sets of eyes. Yes, we have four eyes. We are well trained in seeing with our physical eyes but few of us recognize or even know that we have a second set of eyes. This is not a metaphor. It is a fact.
Paul even prays, as should we, that the eyes of our understanding would be enlightened. What is he talking about? Is this some form of fiction? Certainly not. What I saw in the Spirit this morning was more than my cup could hold. It was absolutely overflowing. In the coming days, I will do my best to pass on portions of it and pray that your eyes would be enlightened to see what I saw. For now I want you to understand one thing… “The eyes of your understanding” can well be translated, “the eyes of your imagination”.
Close your eyes and see… See yourself walking in health. Use your second set of eyes to see what can be, what could be, what should be, what in fact is there for you, waiting in the wings for you to see and to summons to the present moment. I will expand on this tomorrow. Start seeing now.