Sunday, April 26, 2009

Verse of the week - Ezekiel 12:2

my son's eye. by sungazing

In my line of sight

Shoes that need tying
food cooking
laundry getting folded
kids playing
birds building nests
stories shared
school work studied
balls tossed
sunshine glaring

So much that I see in one day! But how much of it do I really see? And, in what I do see, what do I really process with any depth?

In reading Practicing the Presence of God, I have struggled to remain in God's presence habitually. So, I decided to work on tackling one part of my life at a time, starting with my vision. Not my vision for the future or myself, but my actual sight.

How would God see these daily occurrences? I realized how distracted my sight is. Tying a shoe while thinking about bills. Watching a child animatedly recount a story while I mentally review my pressing to-do list. I need to stop and look with intentionality.

Is this really just a mindless-mommy task, or is it a chance to serve?

My day looks very different when I filter it this way. I see opportunities to serve, relationships growing, children to love, people in need of salvation, nature proclaiming God's glory. Everything around me and every experience I walk through becomes a glimpse into Him.

I don't want to be one who sees and hears without truly seeing and hearing. As God said to Ezekiel in chapter 12 verse 2, "Son of man, you live in the A)">midst of the rebellious house, who C)">have eyes to see but do not see, ears to hear but do not hear; for they are a rebellious house." I don't want to be associated with that rebellious house.

When I see good works it should trigger my thoughts to glorify God (Matthew 5:16). That's what my sight is for. No one has actually seen God in all His glory, but I can "see" Him if I look for Him at work around me (I John 4:12,13). While I am certain of what I do not see (Hebrews 11:1), I also need to look for God in what I do see.

This is work enough for now . . . Seeing through God's eyes the people, the creation, the world around me.

Son of man, you live in the midst of the rebellious house, who have eyes to see but do not see, ears to hear but do not hear; for they are a rebellious house.

~Ezekiel 12:2~

As I stated previously, I would love to pray for you specifically each week, and I will add any requests that I have there as well. Please share in the comments any prayer requests, updates, praises, or anything else of note.


5intow said...

I would appreciate your prayers this week as we have quite a lot on our plate. I survived the weekend, so that's a good sign, but the next four days are jam packed with some weighty stuff.

Also, please continue to pray for my brother and sister-in-law as they anticipate the arrival of their little boy. "Should" have been yesterday. :-)

Thanks all!
Erin said...

Will keep you in prayer~

momtofivekids said...

Great post!