“I pray that God will open your minds to see his truth. Then you will know the hope that he has chosen us to have. You will know that the blessings God has promised his holy people are rich and glorious.”
Truth is truth if we believe it or not. 2+2 will always equal 4 not matter what. Sometimes truth isn’t always easy to accept nor is it easily revealed especially if we are trying to hold on to what we think is truth. God revealed a truth to me recently that was an “aha moment”. I was preparing to speak to a group of youth about living a life sold out to Christ. Part of my message focused on choosing friends wisely. I wanted to let them know that the friends they choose to hang out with could hinder their spiritual growth or enhance their spiritual growth. I didn’t just want to say it but I also wanted to illustrate it. I was racking my brain trying to think of a way to illustrate my point. I thought about the many ideas that I had used in the past but I wasn’t satisfied with those. As I thought, talked out loud to myself, walked around, asked God to help me (yes I do this when I’m trying to prepare a sermon or presentation) God finally gave it to me. It was the perfect illustration to communicate my point. Not only was it the perfect illustration but it opened my eyes to see a new way of choosing friends. I knew my audience would receive this well and be able to connect.
When truth is revealed it’s like setting a slave free. It takes us to a higher level and provides us with a new way of seeing life. In today’s scripture the writer prays that God will open our minds to see his truth. The term mind can be understood as spirit. In order for God to give us truth we must connect with Him through our spirit. Connecting with God in spirit requires us to be open to receive what God has for us. We can’t come to God and tell God how it should be because that’s not connecting in spirit. We must come to Him so He can reveal to us how it should be.Connecting in spirit requires us to sit with no distractions. Turn the phone off, turn the tv and radio off. Connecting in spirit requires us to read God’s word. If you are not sure where to start, start by reading John 3:16 and read to understand one verse per day. Connecting in spirit requires daily time. Set aside daily quiet time to connect with God. As much as possible schedule this time to be the same time everyday. Over time you will find that connecting in spirit is easily achieved. #LivingTheLife