As I have already mentioned in a previous post, My cat, Marshmallow, had 6 kittens. You can call her an overachiever if you wish. She has not had a litter under 5 kittens to date. I usually go out and visit with them when I get home from work in the afternoons. A couple of days ago, I discovered every one of them had their eyes open. This was an exciting time. Now they can look at me when I look at them.
I also get excited when God shows me something from His word that I had not seen before. A few years ago, I heard for the first time a song entitled, “Open My Eyes, Lord”.
“Open my eyes, Lord. I want to see Jesus to reach out and touch Him and say that I love him. Open our ears, Lord and help us to listen. Open our eyes, Lord. We want to see Jesus.”
Through my personal walk with the Lord, I want to see Him. In Ephesians 5:15-16 we read, “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time because the days are evil.” “Circumspectly” is synonym for “carefully”. We need to walk carefully with our eyes open to what the Lord has for us. In “Avoid ‘Cat’astrophe” I illustrated a cat walking on a board fence between two yards with dogs in each. The cat must walk “circumspectly” with her eyes open to the danger that surrounds her. How often are our eyes open to the danger that surrounds us every day? The danger is real. We must carefully walk with wisdom and protect our families from the dangers of this world. We need to protect our testimonies as well.
Those that oppose Christ would like nothing better than for the Christians to go from day to day with their eyes closed to what is going on in the world. We should not hunker down in our holy bunkers waiting for Christ to come back and take us away from it all. The Bible tell us to “redeem the time.” We must make full use of the time we have before the Lord returns. Our calling as Christians is to win the world for Christ. God has given us the opportunity to be a light shining in the darkness. It is time to take advantage of the moments of this life to reach out a helping hand to those who are hurting and in need, and man’s greatest need is the need of a Savior. Are we spending our time wisely as the Scripture says to?
When we strive to go through this life with open eyes not only will we see Jesus, but also we will recognize more opportunities that He places in front of us. Every day He brings people into our lives that need ministering to. You don’t have to be a pastor to minister. It is the responsibility of all Christians. When we walk with open eyes and with wisdom, we can avoid the snares the enemy hopes to entangle us with. Jesus longs for us to follow Him closely. One of the first things my husband told me when we were walking in the woods was to step where he stepped. He told me this so I would be safe and out of harms way. I imagine Jesus wants me to follow Him that way too. By stepping where he steps my path ahead will be cleared of danger and free from harm.
“Open our eyes, Lord we want to see Jesus”… and others too.