Friday, April 2, 2010

PRIME TIME WITH GOD: SPIRITUAL EYES

I want to take this opportunity to wish all a Happy Easter and glorify our Risen Saviour Jesus.





"And Elisha prayed, 'O Lord, open his eyes so he may see.' Then the Lord opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha." - 2 Kings 6:17p




Elisha was counseling the nation of Israel against the impending attack of the king of Aram. The Lord supernaturally gave Elisha the plans that the king was implementing, and in turn, Elisha warned Israel of each intended attack. The king could not understand why his plans were continually foiled. It seemed there was a secret informer in his midst. He was furious when he was told it was the God of Israel who was to blame for this inside information. The king decided the only way to resolve the situation was to get rid of the problem - kill Elisha.




The king's forces arrived and surrounded Elisha and his servant. Elisha's servant became upset and fearful when Elisha was not upset. Elisha immediately prayed that his servant's eyes might be opened to see that there was no need to be afraid, because the angels were protecting them.




And Elisha prayed, "O Lord, open his eyes so he may see." Then the Lord opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. As the enemy came down toward him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, "Strike these people with blindness." So He struck them with blindness, as Elisha had asked (2 Kings 6:17-18).




Who is the Elisha in your life? Do you have a mentor friend who can see the activity of God in your life when you cannot see it? We all need to have somebody we can trust to help us see the activity of God. It is often difficult for us to see what God is really doing because we are so consumed by the circumstances of the moment. Ask God today to help open your spiritual eyes that you might see Him in your circumstances.


By O. Hillman.

6 comments:

Karina said...

I appreciate the question. It is important to have such friends, and I am thankful to be reminded of that.
Also, great song choice.
Happy Easter to you.

Tea With Tiffany said...

Happy Easter!

RCUBEs said...

Thought provoking question and indeed, it does make a difference if we have that kind of friend....Happy Resurrection Day to you and God bless.

photogr said...

Karina:

We all need friends or mentors above us to lead us in the right direction. We also need some one to open our spiritual eyes to see the glory of the Lord.

In this hurried world we live in today, it is hard to find one that has the time needed to keep us focused on the Lord's glory.

photogr said...

And a happy easter to you Tiffany

photogr said...

RCUBEs:

If you do have that special friend or leader, you are blessed. And you should also be looking to be a mentor to others seeking the Lord.