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Monday, October 18, 2010

Have your eyes been opened?

"We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy." (Daniel 9:18, New Century version)

Not because of our deeds,
Not for our accomplishments,
but for our needs, our burdens, our sin.

All that God has to give and does give is not a result of anything we have earned. It could/would never be enough. He gives because He loves us. He offers because of His love. What we do determines/shows where our allegiance, our thankfulness, lies.

Are we a child of God, the one true God, or are we snug within ourselves, refusing to accept His open hand of grace, believing all there is is only because of what we can do?

"With men (people) this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." (Matthew 19:26, New King James version)

Jesus asks of the blind men (and blindness can be physical and spiritual; what we cannot see is not only visual) in Matthew 20:32, "What do you want Me to do for you?"  Their answer? "Lord, that our eyes may be opened." (v. 33)

"So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him." (v. 34)

Have your eyes been opened? Do you see what God offers you? Have you accepted His gift? Are you full of thanksgiving, of praise to Him?

"Lord lift my eyes,
Open my heart,
Touch others through me
In You, always, only." 

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