How Clearly Do You See from God’s Perspective?
When last have you had a spiritual vision test?
Do you have spiritual Myopia, Hyperopia, Presbyopia, or Astigmatism?
“What on earth are you talking about?” I hear some of you say.
- Myopia is short-sightedness. If you have Myopia, you can enjoy cuddling up with a good book, but you risk wrecking you car when you drive.
- Hyperopia and Presbyopioa is far-sightedness. You have no problem driving, but your arms are way too short for the small-print on your cell phone contract. Presbyopia is for seniors only.
- Astigmatism means your eyeball is out of shape, causing blurring and double-vision.
I have physical myopia and astigmatism. I wore contact lenses for many years, until I became ‘mature’.
Then I added Presbyopia to the list and life became increasingly complicated, having:
- sunglasses allowing me to see the scenery, but not the menu for afternoon tea.
- multi-focals letting me see scenery and the menu, but my nose must point to the ceiling before I can read my laptop.
- computer glasses allowing me read my laptop screen, but I have to stand before I can read the notes on my desk.
“What’s your point,” I hear you say.
The point is: Life can seem tangled when you can’t see clearly.
But this post is not about physical sight.
How Good is Your Spiritual Vision?
When you look at reality, can you see clearly from God’s perspective? Can you see a different reality? Perhaps it’s time for a spiritual vision test?
- Is the manic marauding and malpractice in the world, in-your-face, and bold, and clear, while eternity is fuzzy in the mists of myth? Does this shake your faith and shatter your hope?
- Or is your picture of Heaven perfectly perceptible, while life bustles by in a blur? Perhaps, in pensive pessimism, the rapture is all you watch for?
- Do you find that in this age of anarchy and apostasy, you don’t really trust God as much as you thought you did? Do you actively apply ‘artful administration’, just in case God does not come through for you?
What Can I do?
You can improve physical vision artificially, by means of glasses, contact lenses, or surgery. Each of these methods is specific in what it does, each has its limitations.
In the same way, the world will offer you ways to see its reality from its perspective. As an example, we’ve all come to see the bias of the media and education, have we not.
Now the news is spreading: There are natural ways to heal your physical vision. I recently watched a video explaining how I can correct my sight naturally, and ditch my glasses. I decided to test this theory; within three days my prescription glasses were too strong for me…
This natural method boils down to two principles: Awareness and Rest.
And for Spiritual Vision?
Could the principles of awareness and rest, also apply to our ability to see clearly from God’s perspective?
How might increased awareness of God, and the spiritual rest of faith, bring God’s perspective into sharper focus?
Just before His arrest, Jesus prayed saying: “… eternal life is this: to know you, the one true God, and him whom you sent, Yeshua the Messiah.” (John 17:3 Complete Jewish Bible).
Jesus was not talking about intellectual knowledge, but that which comes by experience. How well do you know God’s character by experience? Are you aware of His presence throughout your day?
Jesus died, to open the way for you to enter a personal relationship with God. Do you experience this personal connection?
Jesus said that if we come to Him, we will find rest1. Do you experience His rest? This rest flows from knowing God by experience; the deeper you know Him, the deeper your rest. It is the rest of faith in in the God you have come to know.
So, how clearly do you see world events from Heaven’s perspective? Can you see a different reality? Or is it all just a blur?