Pearls of Wisdom 04-17-2013

God’s Vision, Part 1

God sees through different eyes than the world.  His vision is pure and lovely and clear and perfect.  His vision is love vision.  His vision is pure power.  He is Love and that is the way He sees us.  He doesn’t look at things the way the world looks at things.  When God sees people, He sees value in them.  He doesn’t see what they can do for Him.  He sees their worth as individuals.

God’s vision is one of redemption and wholeness.  He sees us as His again, bought with the blood of His Son Jesus Christ—-redeemed at last, free, delivered, once again His own.  We have been bought with a price, the highest price the Father could pay, the blood of His Son.

Without God’s vision, we perish, we are made naked, we have nothing and are nothing.  In fact, that is exactly what Proverbs 29:18 says:  “Where there is no vision (no redemptive revelation of God), the people perish (are made naked).  When we don’t understand Who God is and what He has done for us, we perish, and we are naked, devoid of anything of value or worth because He is our all in all.

Paul prayed for us in Ephesians 1:18 that the eyes of our understanding would be enlightened or that the eyes of our heart would be flooded with light.  He was talking about us understanding God and His Kingdom.  Oh, yes, it is possible to do just that very thing.  God wants us to be able to understand Him.  After all, He is our Father.  We are His children.  He wants our hearts to be overflowing with His Light; He is Light.  He said in Genesis 1:  “Light, be.”  In other words, God was saying this:  “I Who am Light, Be in this earth.”  And the earth was filled with Him.  He wants us to understand how He operates, so that we can imitate “papa” and be exactly like Him.

God wants our eyes to be opened to turn from darkness to light and from the power of satan to God Himself (Acts 26:18).  He wants us to open our eyes to behold wondrous things out of His Word (Psalm 119:18).