What You See
"I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth."1
In his book, A Kick in the Seat of the Pants (don't you love the title?), Roger von Oech talks about developing a certain mind set. For example, look around you and pick out a number of items that have the color red or blue in them. You'll find them all over the place. You'll see things you never noticed before. When you take up jogging, you'll notice more joggers than ever before. Or when you buy a new car, you'll be noticing that make and model of car just about everywhere you go.
When you are looking for something, it's amazing how often you see it.
Sometimes, perhaps oftentimes, God may seem far away, distant, or even absent and our prayers don't seem to rise beyond the ceiling. The problem isn't that God has moved. There can be many reasons for this, one of which being that we haven't developed a "God" mindset. Once we do, we will see evidence of his presence everywhere we look. There is at least a measure of truth in the saying: "What you see is what you get!" Or perhaps we could put it this way, "What we see is who we are," and "What you are looking for is what you will find."
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please open the eyes of my heart and understanding so I can see you everywhere I look. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."
1. Psalm 121:1-2 (NIV).