Spiritual eyes

Colossians 3:23 Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, the message

Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, picture Christ in the person you are doing it for; it makes such a difference when you put your heart into it. The mirror

I received an email last week and I read it and it upset me a lot. All I could see was the bad things in the email. I chose to look at the email through my emotional eyes instead of reading the email through my spiritual eyes and it cost me dearly.

There are some times that I am so blindsided that I will just jump off the cliff and land in the riverbed. I’m bruised, drowning and feel so helpless where my emotions have taken me.

It’s almost like I am completely out of control and I can’t stop it. I was so upset that I refused to spend time in the word the next morning.

I remember thinking to myself I don’t want to hear what you have to say because this is crap.

I must have faught for at least 60 minutes the prompting to at least read my devotion. I finally opened it up and read it. I didn’t want to because I knew it was going to say exactly what I needed to hear. Here’s what it said.
The complexities of life will require that you tackle one aspect at a time because there are many moving parts. Do not take anything for granted, and refuse to presume that you understand more than you do. Remember that I am with you to help you when you ask for wisdom and direction, says the Lord. Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

After I told my friend what was going on this was the first question he asked me. What is Holy Spirit telling you? Honestly I didn’t want to know. And he knew it but he kept circling back.

I am finding more and more as I walk this journey out with Jesus that most of the times I manufacture my own crisis.

I guess the big question is are you looking at life through your emotional eyes or are you looking through life through your spiritual eyes. It sure makes a difference on your perception

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