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Thursday, October 15, 2009

i will believe it when i see it

"i will believe it when i see it!"

i have heard people say this many times before. and, really i had always thought that the ones that said this were so shallow and unspiritual because "faith is the evidence of things not seen." obviously, this portion of Scripture is the truth, but the word seen means looked upon with the natural eye. faith is our evidence of truth when there is no physical evidence to be found. but, faith is only faith when it is birthed as fruit from our spirit. otherwise, you are just trying to believe. the truth is, seeing is believing! it is just a different kind of seeing. Paul prays in Ephesians 1:18 for us to have the eyes of our heart flooded with light so that we can know and understand the truth of who God is and what He has done for us. with the right set of optics and in the proper Light, we can see past what our natural eyes can see and see what is truly going on in our lives. and, when we do, without any effort on our part, we believe because we have seen the truth.

just because we can not see something with our natural eyes does not mean that it is not there. we all know that there are germs and bacteria that live in our air that we breathe. we see the evidence of them with our natural eyes. we see symptoms of sickness in our bodies and evidence of bacteria growing on our leftovers in our refrigerator. but we can not see the culprits that cause theses things unless we use the proper set of optics to see them. but, with a microscope we can see most of them and realize they truly exist and believe it.

we can look up into the sky and see many stars with our natural eyes. but, with the proper set of optics we can see that there are so many more than is evident by just looking up into the night sky. with a highly powered telescope, we can see galaxies of stars that will blow our minds.

i want to see the big picture that God sees. i am tired of being moved by what i see in the natural. i want to be like a tree planted by the waters and not be moved. i want to see behind the scenes and believe that God is not sitting on His thumbs doing nothing. He is on the scene! He is active and moving and preparing His bride for His soon coming arrival. if i really want the truth, if i really want to know the truth, if i really want to know and believe the truth, i have to use the proper set of optics to get the full detailed picture. my heart's prayer is this, "open the eyes of my heart, where you abide, Lord, and help me to see what you see. i do not want to be moved by only a partial view of the truth. i want to see what you see. You do not get moved by the things that seem to move me. i want to see it your way. it is only when i see through your eyes that i will truly believe. open the eyes of my heart and let me see and believe! i know i will believe it when i see it!"

30 comments:

Pilar said...

I loved this post! Thanks so much!

The Real Me! said...

Beautifully said my friend!!

Proverbs 27:19 said...

Funny that you are talking about when my post for tomorrow uses the same scripture.

It is hard sometimes for us, (me), to not get caught up in what my physical eyes can see.

smooches,
Larie

Karen said...

Amen! Let's put our faith glasses on and get ready....

Angie said...

Very good post! I have been praying that same thing lately, that God would open my eyes to see what's going on in the supernatural, not just what I see in the natural realm. Like in 2nd Kings 6, where Elisha's servant sees the surrounding armies and is terrified, and Elisha says, do not fear, there are more with us than there are with them...he prayed the servants eyes would be open, and he saw horses & chariots of fire sent by God. I want to be like that!

Bridget said...

Loved this!!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Really great! Thanks for sharing your sweet heart and desire, I think we all should be striving for this as well.

Sorry that I have not been visiting much, I thought that I was following you but for some reason you were not popping up..Now you are fixed so I will know when you post!!! ;)

Kristin said...

This is so true, Christy. I have learned that the "proof" people want in order to have faith in God only comes from experiencing His love by having faith in Him in the first place. Once you've experienced/seen it, then you have undeniable proof. I think all He wants is for us to believe and then He does open our eyes to see His wonderful works.

C.C. and Double T said...

Really good stuff! Thank you for posting this!

Andrea said...

AMEN~~~
I know what you mean...I want all HE can pour into me...I want to soak in HIM.

Blessings, andrea

RCUBEs said...

Can't help but notice that big picture in your side bar of the eye with Jesus on the middle...Great post sister Christy...May He open our eyes and make us see things the way He would see them. As I was reading your post, I was imagining that scene from Gen.3:8 when Adam and Eve heard the "sound" of God strolling in the garden and they hid in the trees of the garden..." We may not see Him but He is there definitely, like a sound...energy...Blessings.

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Anonymous said...

Awesome Word Christy - you are a blessing!
Kim Pierce

Anonymous said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.....how much in this world is there that we don't see?! Doesn't mean it isn't, just means we can't see it.........i am with you! Lord plant me firmly in You and show me all that You have for me to see!!
Kim Baker

Heart2Heart said...

Christy,

I don't think we would really want to see all the things that dwell in the world around us in the unseen world. I don't think the human mind could comprehend it all. It isn't necessary for our faith in a God that has created it all from the very beginning. We can't doubt!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Anonymous said...

Thank you Christy!! As always I so appreciate the Truth God speaks through you to me (and anyone who will listen)! You are a blessing!

Pat

Darcie said...

You said it so beautifully Christy...why does our human nature always focus on things that are really of no importance. Like you said...we need to see things the way God sees them. Thanks for the reminder.

He & Me + 3 said...

I feel the same way. Well said. Open the eyes of my heart Lord because that is what you look upon & I want my heart to be totally in line with your will & your purpose for me. I want to know Him more!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

What a wonderful post! Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. I praise God that we found each other is this huge blogging world!

Anonymous said...

your bible study tuesday nite was absolutely wonderful!!!!! glad u gave an insight into it on ur blog!!!! love u mom

chili pepper said...

Oh, isn't that the truth! How shallow. Well, duh, anyone can believe it when they see it. What is the challenge in that? If you won't believe it now you won't believe it when you see it. Jesus performed miracle after miracle for the people who had been waiting so long for Him and they still didn't believe it.

I totally cracked up at the comment you left on my post today! I am trying to get around and catch up on my reading. It is good to see my friends again. Happy Day!

Kat

Martha said...

Amen! We walk by Faith, not by sight. Wonderful message today, keep spreading the truth!

Tara said...

Your blog is such a blessing to so many!

Hope said...

Amen!

Very good, Christy Rose!

Thank you.
♥Hope

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

Christy, this post reminds me of a favorite saying I have written inside the flap of my Bible.

"Is seeing believing? No, believing is seeing."

Hugs friend!

septembermom said...

Christy, your heart is so evident in all that you write. Your words move me in so many ways. Thank you for sharing your belief and wisdom. You give so much to all of us with these posts. Also, thank you for your kind and thoughtful comment about my "shy children". You made me feel so much better today. Hugs!!!

Angela said...

The daycare before you wrote this devotional I did a similar one on this. What is so cool is that God has been speaking to quite a few of us bloggers on the exact same thing..this was poweful.

Anonymous said...

YES Bible study was and is wonderful! The people that weren't there, don't know what they missed! Is it on the website?
Sandra

christy rose said...

i don't think so! we do not always have a person with a computer or the know how to record each week. Be praying about that would you?

Anonymous said...

my sentiments exactly! Help me see what you see Lord!
Kellie