Friday, January 20, 2012

Seeing Vividly

From the time I was seven years old I had bad vision and wore glasses.  Each passing year, my vision worsened.  The alarm clock sat less than a foot away from my face with numbers two inches tall, yet I had to squint to see them.  I couldn't see to swim since it is not wise to swim in contacts or eye glasses.  I could not see in the middle of the night when my babies would cry.  Not having vision is a very hard thing.  I went twenty long years like this.

Five years ago this month, I was blessed to be able to have lasik eye surgery. {Stop counting.  I know I just gave my age away, I will soon be 32}  Finally after all these years of living through life blindly, I could see!  I could see vividly.  It was an incredible feeling!

I feel like it has been this way in my walk with God as well.  I followed Him blindly.  I knew where to go and what to say and do, just as I did without my glasses.  But to truly know Him?  I didn't.  I couldn't see Him vividly.

The past couple of years my prayer has been, God let me see You vividly.  Let me fully know You.  Let me experience Your presence.

I want to experience His presence vividly.

What about you?  Are you going through life blind?  You know where things are and where to step but are your eyes open to Him?

Sweet Blessings~

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  1. I love your prayer. It echoes my own sentiments. :)

  2. Beautiful my friend. Love the analogy! <3

  3. I can relate to knowing God, but not really seeing Him - not KNOWING Him in the right way. I want my eyes to be fully opened so I may see vividly.

    Great post, Jenifer!

  4. Jenifer,
    I have prayed this several times in the past. I wanted to know God so fully and completely that I could 'see' Him with me. It has been awhile since I've prayed that prayer. Thank you for the reminder. It's time to start again.
    Be blessed!

  5. Beautiful Jenifer. I went through a huge portion of my Christian walk completely out of focus. Having a relationship with the Lord makes all the difference!

  6. So many times in the past I thought I had a clear vision when I actually had no clue! I am beginning to see more vividly the direction and purpose He has for me, and I am also beginning to better understand His great love. I want to know more of Him than ever before!

  7. I love your blog. I too want to see God vividly. Thank you for your wonderful words.



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