Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

How To Have Perfect Vision ~ Words of Life Wednesdays ~ A Link-up


The young eye doctor, Dr Thompson, told me I have healthy eyes. He said I have almost perfect vision, but I could wear glasses to help me focus better and so my eyes don't grow weary. I need an aid to help me focus better. He didn't need to tell me that. I know that I grow weary when I focus on the wrong things.

I admit, I let the weights of this world distract me from the one to come.

I regret, I let the struggles of this earthly life steal the eternal weight of glory that is beyond all comparison.


And I must confess, I let the seen things of this temporary home cloud my vision of the unseen things that will last forever.

This is the way for me: when my focus is foggy, I loose my footing.

In my frailty, it is easily done. 

In my weakness, it keeps me desperate.

In my human nature, it is my default.


As long as I look to the affliction, I miss seeing the amazing grace.

I look the wrong way and I grow weary.

Isn't that the way it is for all of us?

It matters what our vision is.

For those who have near-sighted vision get anxious to see what is to come on earth.

And those who have far-sighted vision get discouraged to see what is right now on earth.

But those who have perfect vision look clearly to the things that are unseen, things eternal.


Those who have eternal vision have the right focus.

Those who have perfect eternal vision don't lose heart.

It matters where we fix our eyes.


When we take our eyes off Jesus everything goes out of focus and we grow weary. He is our help. Keep our eyes fixed on Jesus.

So, don't lose heart. Don't grow weary. Keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. 

Don't let the afflictions of this life make us blind to the glory and the joy when we will be ushered into the presence of Jesus for eternity. Keep our eyes fixed on Jesus.

Right now, this momentary affliction is preparing us for more than we could ever imagine.

Stay focused.

Fix our eyes on the author and finisher of our faith.

Set our sight on things unseen.

It's the most perfect vision.

7 comments:

  1. I can relate---I need an aid to focus better, also. I'm so glad God uses these posts to help us stir each other up by way of reminder that we have an eternal purpose & goal. Thanks for sharing this encouragement & the pics are adorable! I'm visiting from Coffee for Your Heart & will probably link up with you later today. Blessings!

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  2. Beautiful post & truth. Being one who needs glasses and wears contacts, I can so relate. Praying we have perfect vision as we look through His lens. Blessings!

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  3. Powerful & wonderful words here today Rebekah, illustrated perfectly by that precious daughter of yours! Love & prayers, in Jesus, Cynthia

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  4. Rebekah,
    Love the adorable photos of your sweet girl! :)

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  5. Beautiful truth! Love the image of perfect vision and how you described far-sighted and near-sighted. The photos added to complete your thoughts. Lovely to be visiting you from Simply Beth's Three Word Wednesday. Blessings, Mary

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  6. Your photos are adorable and go so wonderfully with this post. Powerful words, as always, Rebekah. Praying for that perfect vision. Much love to you. xoxo

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  7. I often lose focus on what is important too. God has to gently remind me this world us not my home.

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