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20:20 Vision

Today God is calling you to better vision!

According to Mark 8 There are 3 different stages to sight.

What are you seeing?

Stage 1:

We see darkness aka nothing.

Even though many of us see, what we do see is over shadowed by darkness/negativity.

Jesus put it like this "having eyes yet they do not see having ears yet they do not hear."

Any doctor will tell you that the presence of your eye ball being in your eye socket doesn't mean that you can see.

We often don't see how our lack of commitment can lead to the very destruction that we are trying to avoid; or how the business of this life can stop us from doing the things that are really important.

We don't see how the things that we know to go directly against God can lead to us having issues in our future life; and we don't see how entertain one small thing can lead to having to deal with a very big thing.

The longer we spend in darkness the more our eyes acclimatise, and the more we become ok with not be able to see - as we assume that this is our only option.

Note: Before the blind man could start his journey towards sight, Jesus had to take him away from his environment. It is likely that he most probably had not ventured this far before as his lack of sight limited him (this is another thing being blind does to us). Jesus could only take him to his place of healing once the man's hand was placed in His. Like wise we can't venture to the next stage until we take hold of the hand that has be extended to us.


Stage 2:

We see shapes and movements but not details.

Being someone who wears glasses I can really relate to this stage. Without my glasses I can only see things that are close up, anything else is blur. I remember the first time I started to wear my glass again it was like a new world. Being able to read signs and see past a certain point brought a satisfaction that many take for granted.

Being able to see is one thing, but being able to see things clearly is completely different. This man had gone from not being able to see at all to now being

aware of his surroundings. He was able to see shapes/outlines but wasnt able to focus.

He saw enough to know that someone was there but not enough to know who it was. And whether they were relevant to his life.

A variety of people are at this stage in their 'sight' and sadly, remain there for the majority, if not all, of their lives. They see enough to know that God must exist but they never experience the level of sight that allows them to see clear enough to know what's good for them and what's not; or to know when they should speak back or when they should keep quiet; or to know when enough is enough or that they need to keep pushing; or to know that there's a bigger picture so it's not for us to take things personally... the list can go on and on.


Stage 3

We see everything - Full sight and this helps to live a life of understanding!

This stage can only be reached if we stay in the reach of Christ and we make the conscious decision to continue to look up. The more we set our minds on things above and not the things of the earth (Col 3:2), the more we'll be able to see this life for what it really is and more we'll be able to apply the words of Solomon...

People, it’s wonderful to be young! Enjoy every minute of it. Do everything you want to do; take it all in. But remember that you must give an account to God for everything you do. So refuse to worry, and keep your body healthy. But remember that youth, with a whole life before you, is meaningless (Ecc 11:9-10)

...That’s the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty. (Ecc 12:13)

Life is here today and gone tomorrow so allow God to give you complete sight so that you can make the most of every moment.

Lots of Love

Shannon x

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