OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. THURSDAY 21 MAY 2015. THEME : THE POWER OF SIGHT I.

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MEMORISE : Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeepth
the law, happy is he. PROVERBS 29 : 18.

READ : JOHN 9 : 1 – 7.
1 AND as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.
2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his
parents, that he was born blind?
3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the
works of God should be made manifest in him.
4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh,
when no man can work.
5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle,
and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,
7 And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation,
Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : 2 SAMUEL 7 : 18 – 10 : 19 AND MARK 12 : 13 – 27.

There are 3 categories of sight, all of which are very important. These
categories include: physical, mental and spiritual. Today’s memory verse
rightly summarizes the risk a person without the power of sight is taking in
life. The story of the man born blind in our Bible reading shows us some of the
challenges a person without the power of sight faces. For as long as he was
blind, this man had to be content with sitting on one spot, begging ( John 9 :
8 ). Before Jesus met this man, he was already on the verge of frustration and
despondency, but after his encounter with Jesus, many things took place in his
life. His life was transformed for good, such that the one who had been a
liability to his parents suddenly could go out and work for a living. Also, those
who had been passing black to him as white before his miraculous experience
would desist from doing so, because he could now see. Moreover, the danger of
falling into ditches was now history in his life. The Bible in Luke 11 : 34a says :
“The light of the body is the eye.”
It is a great thing to have physical sight. More often than not, what we see
affects our personality and our perception of life generally. For example,
because my father never saw a house fitted with a modern toilet or bathtub,
he never aspired to build a house with such facilities till he died.

However, some people with physical sight lack the power of mental sight. Lack
of mental sight leads to lack of knowledge which in turn leads to lack of
wisdom, and as we know, wisdom is the principal thing ( Proverbs 4 : 7 ). Wisdom
has been defined as the correct application of knowledge, but it is only the
knowledge that you have that you can apply. I pray that you will not lack mental
sight in Jesus’ Name. I am praying this prayer for you because of what the
Bible says in Proverbs 17 : 25 :
“A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.”
In addition to physical and mental sight, we most importantly need spiritual
sight. Having spiritual sight is the bedrock of all good success. Spiritual sight
exposes you to deeper truths in the word of God. Every word of God suddenly
becomes meaningful to you ( 2 Timothy 3 : 16 ). Those who don’t have spiritual
sight to illuminate their understanding cherry-pick only those areas of
scripture that favour their easy-going Christianity. You need to pray for all
three categories of sight today so that you can fulfil your destiny here on
earth.

PRAYER POINT :
Father, open my physical, mental and spiritual eyes to see and buy into the
great future You have for me.

AUTHOR : Pst. E . A ADEBOYE.

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