"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change."--Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta
Do you have a part of your heart that's locked away from the world? From everyone, including yourself? Do you let God in those secret places?
This morning I asked God to let me see clearly. I prayed giving Him access to my innermost thoughts and beliefs. Praying like this can seem repetitious and humbling. I gave God all of my heart many years ago.
I just have a tendency to take it back. Snatch it out of God's hands and run.
The result is I seem to struggle with the same junk. God heals me of my sin and then I find myself stuck smack dab in the middle of the old way of thinking before I even realize what I'm doing.
Today I read about Jesus healing a blind man in Mark 8. Jesus touches the sightless man and then asks him if he can see. The man says he sees people but they look like trees.
Jesus touches him again and the Scriptures say the man looked hard or intently and could see clearly.
I was reminded of my son, Palmer playing with his daddy. Andrew tickles him until he can't breathe and when my husband thinks he can't take anymore, he stops. Palmer promptly take a deep breath and squeals, "Again, Daddy, again!" And Andrew tickles him some more. All Palmer wants is a second to catch his breath so he can play with his dad some more.
Sometimes it takes a second touch to see clearly. Sometimes we have to catch our breath so we can ask for more.
Today I asked for more.
Then I opened my eyes and began to see clearly.
What about you? Are there areas you have been healed but may need a second (or third, or fourth) touch to see clearly? Leave a comment and I'd love to pray for Jesus to touch you.