IN FAITH, HE....Devotional
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New Vision Flying With the Eagles
"But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles: they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31
Agape, Triune, Eternal Vision?
The "New Vision" which allows us to "fly with the eagles" is certainly one worth paying close attention to throughout our "New Life" in Christ. We could call this a "faith and trust vision" as it calls for positive hope for our future and trusting in the resurrection power of Jesus Christ.
In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. Ephesians 3:12
Because of God's awesome love for us, He sent His Son, Jesus, to be our Savior and our Intercessor. Through His Word and understanding from the Holy Spirit within us, He allows us a kind of spiritual vision into what is and is not sin. However, no matter where we rate sin little sin, big sin, bad sin, worse sin to God, sin is sin. He hates sin and as His children we also must hate sin. Then how are we to see the sinner? His Holy Spirit can help us with that as we view the sinner with the Agape (unconditional love) of Christ! With His Agape Vision, we are to have empathy, compassion, mercy and forgiveness for the sinner.
As I seek to gain "Agape Vision," I understand from His Word, IN FAITH, HE...desires I embrace it and use it wisely! God brought this merciful love to all people; That would be you and me, and all the other sinners in the world! I think it could be safe to call this a "Triune Vision" as well; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, seeing us and loving us with an unconditional love without which we would all perish! I know, how about we call this vision, "Eternal Vision?"!!!
"Whose ships are these that sail along like clouds? They fly like doves to their nests? Isaiah 60:8
This verse speaks with fondness, from God's elation and joy, of the flight of His people returning to Him. At times we all slip away from God to some degree. We may even become disillusioned on occasion. God is always watching and waiting for our return.
Jesus answers, "the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you...: John 14:17
Having God's Spirit within us gives a definate advantage in our quest for "Godly Spiritual Eyesight." Paying close attention to the prompting of His voice will help our spiritual eyesight improve over time. As we become aware of where this "New Vision" comes from we would do well to give God the glory as His Holy Spirit continuously reminds us of our capacity to see with His eyes and hear with His ears.
"But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear." Matt. 13:16
A Prayer to Share:
I welcome Your prompting as You seek to grow me up in Your Word and in my faith. Whatever I should call this "New Vision," I do watch with amazement and awe, the works of your hands, not only in what I can see, but what I cannot see. Expand my spiritual vision each day as I experience the freedom that comes from knowing and loving YOU! Amen
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