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Stepping Stones: Do You Have Eyes That Really See?

Stepping Stones: Do You Have Eyes That Really See?
April 8, 2009 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip
Why do we believe lies? Some of us spend our lives convincing ourselves that certain things about us and others are true, when in fact, we’re deceiving ourselves. We begin this as a defense mechanism stemming from a survival instinct, and as children, it may be the only way we can cope with difficult situations.

At what point do we begin to face reality? For some of us, we never do and spend our lives making excuses for those who mistreat us and putting up with it because of feeling unworthy of respect, fear of their rejection, or perhaps, fearing their reaction if we stand up to them. But God calls us His children who are worthy of respect because of our relationship with Him. We must begin to believe this truth and act on it.

Today, stop and think about a couple of your decisions. Analyze the information about yourself and others that you are using to make that decision. Run the info by a couple close friends to see if your information is accurate, or better yet, compare it to the Bible’s truth. Sometimes you’ll be amazed at the cracks(distortions) in our foundations, hindering our (and the Holy Spirit’s) efforts to become strong Lighthouses as we face life’s storms.

Prayer
Glorious Heavenly Father, I thank You for calling me your child and drawing me into Your arms where I will find comfort and peace. Your forgiveness toward me is more than I deserve, yet You give it freely out of Your great love for me. Though I don’t understand why You do it, I accept Your mercy and grace, and cling to You as my source of dignity, strength and acceptance. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

The Truth
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you…when you walk through the fire, you will not be burned…For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior…Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you…”
Isaiah 43:1-4
“…If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”
John 8:31-32
You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.
Psalm 51:6

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