Eyes Wide Open

13 05 2015

Are your eyes open yet? Some of us are “eyes pop open, ready to go” types. Others of us struggle to open both eyes at the same time before the second cup of coffee has had time to work its magic. Either way, mornings are a great time to be deliberate about opening our eyes. Our physical eyes are going to open if we want to move through our day. It is important to take a minute and open our spiritual eyes too.

This morning as you begin your day, take a minute to look around. Count your blessings. Invest in a moment of thanksgiving. Give your heart permission to praise. Rehearse His grace, remember His love, and replay the many ways in which He has provided for your soul. Too many times, I rush into the day with my eyes focused on the task at hand, the to-do list must-dos, and the way the clock is moving faster than my feet. Stopping to open my eyes to His presence allows the sweetness and richness of His glory to seep into the cracks of my heart. It changes my perspective, challenging me to look up before I worry or fret or frown. Slowing down and breathing in His nearness allows His grace to set my pace for the day.

My Jesus Resolution today is to enter my day with my eyes wide open. God has already filled this day with blessings, lessons, fingerprints, opportunities, lessons, and faith reminders. He has already provided exactly what my heart requires to answer the needs of the day. Today, I am going to keep my eyes open, pay attention, and let Him fill me with wonder.



One response

13 05 2015

Great idea!!! At 85+, I have to have my eyes open, especially where I walk as it is my feet that resist my directions. Have a great wonder filled day. Sherwood

Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 10:27:55 +0000 To: sherwood8028@hotmail.com

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