When I go to grandma’s house, she pinches my cheeks, calls me junior, makes me 2 huge sandwiches, and buys me sugar pops for breakfast….she sees me like I am 8 yo still. It is very hard to see myself accurately, as a 46 you adult professional husband and father when I am getting 8 yo feedback and lenses that are being placed over my eyes. How do you see yourself? If you are looking through your own eyes, chances are you will not like what you see. Satan, the Great Deceiver, wants us to see ourselves as alone, unloved, unwanted, unable to tolerate pain, needing his quick fix for our problems. Try seeing yourself through the clearest, most accurate lenses of all, the eyes of God…see yourself as someone who is deeply loved and protected. Healing, comfort, and peace our abundantly provided. Immerse yourself in God’s word and see just how much he loves you. He offers us more love, peace, wisdom and protection than we can get from Satan’s world system.
Today, look in the mirror and compare your base, knee-jerk view of yourself. Then, while in the bathroom, read Luke 1:26 – 2:21(the Christmas Story) and John 18, 19 20(Easter story)… don’t say “I know these stories, I can skip the reading”…read them, it is short. Use this to see yourself thru God’s lenses.
Dear Father, You are the peak of all my desires and all my hopes. You are the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last: who is, and was, and is to come. You have brought so many pleasures and blessings into my life. Thank You Jesus. I receive Your gifts with open arms, but help me my God to not cling to these gifts. At times I cling to the gifts and am fearful that I might lose them, but what a peaceful thought to know that the only thing I absolutely need is the one thing I can never lose: Your presence in me. Thank You Jesus.
Today I try to see myself through Your eyes my God. Through Your eyes I see myself as someone who is deeply loved and protected by Your presence which safely shields me from all evil. I pray in Jesus’ Holy name – AMEN!
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.