When we are experiencing challenges in life, we can become shortsighted spiritually. I feel sometimes it’s difficult to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Faith talk like “I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me” becomes something we say because that is what church people say without us really thinking and believing what we are confessing. When this happens, our vision can be blurred to the point that even when a prophetic word comes to us, we struggle to receive it.
“So one night the king of Aram sent a great army with many chariots and horses to surround the city. When the servant of the man of God got up early the next morning and went outside, there were troops, horses, and chariots everywhere. “Oh, sir, what will we do now?” the young man cried to Elisha. “Don’t be afraid!” Elisha told him. “For there are more on our side than on theirs!” Then Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!” The Lord opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire.”
2 Kings 6:14-17 NLT
Until the eyes of our understanding is enlightened, we will continue to walk in darkness. Gehazi needed to see clearly. He wasn’t blind physically but he was blind spiritually. Even though he has been working with Elisha for years, he got so used to the rhythm of things that he couldn’t see the supernatural power of God at work.
“God, open my eyes” has become a prayer I find myself praying regularly. Open my eyes so I can see that you are here with me. Open my eyes to see that you are the fourth man in the fire. Open my eyes to see that you have more in store for me than I can ever imagine. Open my eyes to see that eternal glory is way more than earthly pleasures. Open my eyes to see the hidden treasures in your word.
Our miracle is equivalent to our vision.
To Abram, God said;
“For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.”
Genesis 13:15 KJV
This goes to show that the problem isn’t with God. It is in our inability to see further. God didn’t put a boundary on how far Abram could see. He was going to get 100 acres of land if that was all he could see. On the other hand, millions of acres was his if he could see it.
What can you see?
I pray that “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,”
Ephesians 1:18 KJV