How’s your vision? Is it getting clearer or fuzzier? If we’re talking about the eyes in our head, it’s possible that, like me, they are getting a bit fuzzier as you get older. However, when it comes to the eyes of our heart (our spiritual eyes) with every year our spiritual vision can grow sharper. How are you doing sensing God’s purpose for your life and seeing God’s vision for the world? If you want to move toward 20/20 spiritual vision, you need to keep your eyes on the glory and wonder of Jesus. This simply means learning how to see the world like Jesus saw it and by faith living out that vision on a daily basis.
Check out this great quote on spiritual vision from John Owen who was a Puritan from the 17th century.
“It is by beholding the glory of Christ by faith that we are spiritually edified and built up in this world, for as we behold his glory, the life and power of faith grow stronger and stronger. It is by faith that we grow to love Christ. So if we desire strong faith and powerful love, which give us rest, peace and satisfaction, we must seek them by diligently beholding the glory of Christ by faith. In this duty I desire to live and to die. On Christ’s glory I would fix all my thoughts and desires, and the more I see of the glory of Christ, the more the painted beauties of this world will wither in my eyes and I will become more and more crucified to this world. It will become to me like something dead and putrid, impossible for me to enjoy.”