What is it like to live with eyes wide open? To be opened eyed?
Is it when we are full of awe that our eyes dilate with wonder?
The eye has been called the window of the soul and much is perceived through them. We gain information through our sight (physical and internal).
Living with your eyes wide open, can appear childlike – but didn’t God ask us to come to him with hearts and minds of a child? To be eager to learn and know more of him. Do you still see God, Jesus and Holy Spirit in this way?
The danger for those who are well-versed in the Bible, people who have chosen to believe is that they can “grow up” but not in a good way. They put behind them the childish things which they need to keep (their inner child if you will), they think they know it all, and they stop learning. In this way, there is very little difference between them and people who are ignorant or refuse to acknowledge God!
You see, those who know God but turn away from him are hard hearted. They stop their eyes from seeing what is in front of them and prevent their hearts from giving.
God is all around us, it is impossible to ignore the invisible world that engulfs us, and the world that God created. The Sun, the Moon, the Atmosphere, the Sea, all continue without our help and are all part of His invisible qualities. They are his eternal power and divine nature. There is no excuse for not knowing or recognising the higher power — God.
Yet, those who know Him have two choices:
1) To learn more and enter into a deeper understanding of him, or
2) To deny his existence of think up alternative, man-made ideas of what God is like.
The latter is so dangerous as their minds become dark and confused. They no longer have the light of Jesus to help them through life’s maze.
We all have to guard against hard-heartiness, or as I call it being ‘frozen’.
I have heard God’s revelation described as the sun. The sun shines, its warmth reaches every part of the earth, it changes the soil. It transforms the mud from soft and squiggy to hard, cracked, dry and brittle and yet the same sun can melt butter. God’s love and light can make a heart grow hard, or the same love and light melts the tender heart through his revelation.
How do we know whether we are being hard hearted or compassionate?
The difference is when we choose not to help someone, not to forgive them or not to listen. Hard heartiness is pre-ceded with a not, when without a not something good would happen. Without the ‘not’ choice, we would show compassion by helping, forgiving or listening to someone.
What would our world be like if more people kept their eyes wide open to opportunities to be more open hearted and less hard hearted?
How would your world changed if you were able to give up on hard heartedness?
How can you make this happen?
Contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and give me 3 things that you can do to make this happen and I will reveal my 3 things next time we talk.
The Lord has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts,
so that their eyes cannot see, and their hearts cannot understand
and they cannot turn to me (Jesus) and have me heal them
John 12:40 (NLT)
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