See Through the Eyes of God
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.1 Peter 3:12
The Lord’s eyes and thoughts are on his people every second of our Christian lives. Do you think it would be to our advantage to try and understand his thoughts and what he sees in us? The more we understand God and his ways the more we can see ourselves through his eyes. This is beneficial because when we see ourselves through our own eyes it becomes too easy to justify our ways.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:18) We fix our eyes from God’s perspective. We do this by knowing how God responded to Israel in the Old Testament, and how Christ responded to people in the New Testament. If we know and understand God’s response and promises in the Word, we can know the Lord’s reaction to our thoughts, words, and actions. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)
If we train ourselves to see ourselves through God’s eyes, then we can walk closer to the Lord. If we create a mental picture, looking down on ourselves from God’s view, then we capture God’s thoughts to tell ourselves. I have done this many times and the benefit is that I am seeing myself as someone else, and giving Godly advice without the emotional pull by Satan. It is always easier to give Godly advice to someone else because Satan has taught us to justify most anything in order to keep us separated from God.
The book of Revelation is helpful in seeing things from God’s view because we see what is happening in this world from the spiritual view. We see that God is in control and that Christians are victorious. If we see how God is controlling the world it helps us to understand the heart of God and helps us to see ourselves through his eyes.
Today seek to see yourself through the eyes and thoughts of God. If we don’t see ourselves and the world through God’s spiritual eyes, then we are seeing ourselves and the world through worldly eyes. Read the Word and put yourself in God’s character, and experience his words and emotions. The more we see from the eyes and thoughts of God the more Christ-like we may become.
Prayer: Lord, help me to see myself and the world through your eyes. Help me to understand your ways and thoughts as the Holy Spirit makes your Word alive in my heart. Keep molding me to the mind and heart of Christ that I might experience you every day of my life. Guide me in the Spirit to seek you with all my heart. In Jesus name, Amen