Monday, May 18, 2009

Open My Eyes That I May See

Have you ever just wanted God to write you a letter, send you a life road map, contact you by phone ~ maybe even send you a text message notifying you specifically "this is what I want you to do ~ this is where I want you to go ~this is how I want you to do it." At times I would think that would be nothing short of grand.

But God doesn't work that way does He? For if He did it would not be necessary to excercise faith in our lives. And our Christian walk ~ our very existence as a Christian would not be based upon what it should be ~ F-A-I-T-H.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). We have faith that God is God ~ that Jesus really is Jesus ~ that the Holy Spirit is truly with us. We have faith that our Lord is going to keep His promises ~ that He is going to walk each step of our journey with us ~ holding our hand and lifting us up ~ that He is going to come back for us someday ~ that He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords ~ that there truly is victory in Jesus.

Faith ~ a small word that means so much to us. And, so, today I won't be receiving a literal letter or a road map or a text message from God ~ but I do have faith that He will show me through His Word ~ through His Holy Spirit ~ through the guidance of godly men and women ~ "what to do and where to go and how to get there."

Have you ever heard the old hymn Open My Eyes That I May See? How appropriate for a morning such as this ~

Open my eyes that I may see
Glimpses of truth Thou has for me
Place in my hands the wonderful key
That should unclasp and set me free.
Silently now I wait for Thee
Ready my God, Thy will to see
Open my eyes, illumine me
Spirit Divine.
Open my eyes that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law
Psalm 119:18

5 Thoughts On The Matter:

karin said...

Love that hymn! I'll be humming it off and on all day I'm sure! Thanks Cathryn!

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Praise God! Faith! Hebrews 11:1 is at the top of my blog. Without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). Praying for you my sister in Christ.
Bren

susansspace said...

Yes, I know that wonderful old hymn! I also can relate to wishing for clear directions (like you said...a road map to follow), but we pray and seek out our directions from His word, guided by Holy Spirit to take that step of faith. Keep on asking, seeking and knocking. (Matt. 7:7) You're in my prayers, Cathryn!

Deborah said...

Hi Cathryn, We've been enjoying your play list. How Beautiful is one of Brian's favorites.
Many times I've wished I had a clear road map as well!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I love that song and the verse is very special. Yes, God is busy making us more like Him. Isn't it a wonderful journey. I love every moment. Have a great day. connie