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June 29, 2015

Training To See God - Proverbs 3

David was confident that the Lord was always at his right hand (Ps. 16:8). His psalms reveal that in surveying his life, he saw God's fingerprints all over it. Like David, we must train our spiritual eyes to notice the evidence of our heavenly Father's presence.

Seeing with spiritual eyes isn't a now-and-then kind of thing - it's a lifestyle. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God" (Matthew. 5:8). Those who walk before the Lord with a clear conscience will take captive unholy thoughts, habits, attitudes, and words. They cast out sin and live in righteousness. As a result, such believers have a spiritual clarity that sharpens their awareness of God's presence and involvement in their lives.

I developed a habit years ago that has helped me to focus. When I lie down and talk to the Lord before going to sleep, I try to recall the events of my day. What I'm really doing is looking for evidence of God at work. How did He guide this decision? Answer this question? Protect me in this situation? Help me in this relationship? Appreciating the Lord's handiwork a second time (even when the initial experience was difficult) etches the reality of His care deeper on my heart.

The evidence of God's great power is all over your life, if only you will see it. Viewing the world with wide-open spiritual eyes changes one's perspective. Instead of saying, "I can't," say, "I can because the Lord always enables me." Live confident in our loving, omnipotent God, who dwells within you.

Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.

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