When I was a teenager, I had the privilege to stay with my father each time he engaged one of his best friends in a discussion.
One of the things I usually notice whenever they talked is that, my father would be so quiet for a long time listening keenly to his friend. But afterwards, my father would suddenly burst out with a shout, “I seeee,” and a lively ecstatic nod would follow.
This was always a turning point when they usually come into agreement on whatever is the focus of discussion.
It is always hard to respond to change except we see things in a new way.
Many times, I have laboured to help people understand certain things that God is demanding on their lives without any positive results.
Someone said, “Perspective can either make your problems look bigger or your possibilities look infinite.” Things are not the way they are, but the way we see them.
Whether personal, family, community, corporate, congregational or national change; the most important work God must do in us is to help us see with new eyes.
William Blake said, “If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.” Meanwhile, the door of perception is your mind. When God opens our minds, we will all enter into the strong room of spiritual understanding.
Then, so many problems we are facing today will begin to get solved once we see things happening to us with an opened mind.
Every true revival begins with people whose minds have been opened by the Holy Spirit. One of the last transformation that Jesus did in the lives of His disciples was to open their understanding.
Luke 24:45 says, “And He opened their understanding that they might comprehend the Scriptures.”
Are you trusting God for transformation, change and revival in your life? Ask God to open your understanding so that like my father you can burst out with a shout, “I seeee.”
Simply ask the Holy Spirit to open your understanding that you may comprehend more of what God is saying about His plan for your life
“Every time you are to teach, talk to or train people, never forget to ask God to open their understanding.”
“And he repaired the altar of the Lord that was broken down…Then the fire of the Lord fell…” (1 Kings 18:30,38).
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