Our prayer this week is simply, Lord, Help Me See. This certainly does not negate our prayer request from last week, Lord, Make Me Blind. Rather, it completes the thought already begun last week. Clarity is helpful in all walks of life. The same is true for Christianity.
There are four broad areas in which I hope you seek correct and clear vision. First, strive to see the world clearly. This is God’s world. Creation bears witness to this fact (Romans 1.18-20). Since this is God’s world one should always hope to see the world as He sees it. Jesus summed up this idea well in Luke 9.25, “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost?”
Second, one should endeavor see God clearly. Following God in this world is based on faith (Hebrews 11.1; 2 Corinthians 4.18). To see God, therefore, is to understand His character in a proper sense. History is filled with people who have changed the image of God. It is not the place of that which is created to change the Creator.
Third, one should desire to see others clearly. Jesus saw people with a desire to save them. One who seeks to be like Christ should consequently look at people in the same way. Jesus saw others with an unbiased and non-judgmental attitude (John 7.24). He saw reality (Matthew 7.15-20).
Fourth, one must try to see oneself clearly. It is easy to view life through a distorted lens (Matthew 7.3-4). Some have seen in the mirror a sinner who is not worthy to have any part of God. Others have seen someone who cannot do anything wrong. Reality lies somewhere in between. Hopefully, you see someone who needs Jesus.
In order for Christians to grow closer to God, clear vision is essential. Let us turn to God this week with the desire to see the world from God’s own perspective.
Lord, Help Me See