This Week's Blog

A Changed Lens

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John 9:2-3 “His disciples asked Him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"  "Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.” (NIV)

 

   As this man in this week’s devotion had the wrong lens, so many Christians have the wrong spiritual lens.  A Christian is described in 1 Peter 2:9, “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”  If that is who we are, then why do we live the way we do?  When asking that question of myself I find doing things contrary to God reflect my belief in God.  In other words the way I act reflects what I believe.  They saw a sinner in need of healing, while Jesus saw an opportunity for God to touch a man’s heart.  One of the things that has been most effective for me in changing my spiritual lens is to ask God to show me in my daily quiet time one area in Scripture where I fall short, and then pray for God’s work in that area.  Psalm 118:19 says, “Open for me the gates of righteousness; I will enter and give thanks to the LORD.”

 

   What are some of the things you do to see through the lens of Jesus and not the lens of the world?  Click her to join in the conversation and share Scripture or thoughts on this area.  (Click here to read entire devotion)


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