What have you seen or are you seeing with your Mind’s Eye? This is more than visualisation it is about having the faith to see something before others do, and before it has occurred. Marketers use the philosophy of the mind’s eye all the time to sell their products, it is not the car that is being offered but the ride it will give, it is not the holiday but the adventures it will bring, it is not clothes but the feeling you have when you wear them and so it goes on.
The fact that you and I are wonderfully and fearfully made is testimony to this! We see with our Mind’s Eye all the time:
- As we travel, it the destination and who we will met or what we will do when we arrive that we see and project before we arrive,
- It is the meal that is being prepared, the ingredients are laid out but it is the final dish which we can already see before it is cooked. (It doesn’t count with ready-meals! Though it could be that it is the serving and eating which is seen in these instances.)
- Ask any women on her wedding day and she will tell you that she had seen the dress and how her day would transform since childhood!
I like to think that Holy Spirit helps us with visions, dreams and our mission in life, and He can communicate these to us via our mind’s eye.
- A charity is formulated but the reason the Founder has for its need has already been seen.
- A business is set up and the Directors see success in its production.
- A person sets out on the Mission Field, and sees themselves working for God.
It might not be in full detail, after all, free will and circumstances may shape the original view, but the basis is there.
It is also very biblical; Jesus often used His Mind’s Eye. He knew He would one day move from being a Carpenter to a Rabbi. He prepared of the day He would become a leader and show the world He was the Son of God, performing miracles and showing a new life via love.
One of the last Mind’s Eye visions He had was how future disciples and followers would remember Him and all that He stood for. He expressed this by using everyday meal times – eating bread and drinking wine. We call it communion, but he set the scene, He did it once but knew that others (you and I) would use this to remember Him, His sacrifice for our salvation, many times throughout their lifetime.
Individually, we all have dreams and the mind’s eye can take us there before it is a reality. They can be big or small, set over a short timespan or longer. When it is completed then there can be another to focus on.
At the moment my mind’s eye is transforming our garden. Others look out and see building site, mounds of soil and piles of bricks, but I look out and see the finished gardens, with picket fences, roses around the door of the hobbit hole and a magnificent water wall in the centre of the walled garden. All celebrating God’s creating and His works.
Where is God in all of this? I am sure you can think of many examples, including the creation of the world., but I serve a personal God who is interested in relationships. Therefore, His Mind’s eye is used when He looks at you and me. He see you and your full potential, after all, He knew you before you were born and growing in your Mother’s womb. His mind’s eye doesn’t see bogged down in circumstances and problems but as the wonderful person you are. He sees you as always beautiful and as a child of His.
The Mind’s Eye sees beyond the current and into the future and when it is matched with willingness—it can and does happen.
So are you operating from your God given Mind’s Eye? Is it at full throttle and have you the power of Holy Spirit within it?
I would love to hear your story, your experience and what it is that currently feels your Mind’s Eye. Let me know today and I can add my prayers to it.
“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your old men will dream dreams; your young men will see visions.”
Joel 2:28 (NIV) also quoted by the Apostle Peter Acts 2: 16-17
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