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Now I See

Now I See

Together with kindness and in understanding, let’s take this time to self reflect. I am here to inspire, encourage, and remind you that God has given us the most important weapon we have to fight the enemy, His Word.

Now let’s dress our soul like we dress our bodies, EVERYDAY!

Now I See

“He answered and said, “whether he is a sinner or not, I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.” John 9:25 NKJV

This scripture is part of the passage of a man born blind at birth. He would receive his sight through Jesus Christ. Here we see the handiwork of God revealed not just to this man, but to everyone.

This scripture reminds me of a song by Johnny Nash who is an American singer-songwriter who came out with this 1972 hit, I Can See Clearly Now. Who doesn’t know that song. It has been sampled by many artists over the years, as well as commercials.

Here are some of the words:

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone, I can see all the obstacles in my way. Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind. It’s gonna be a bright, bright, sun-shiny day. He goes on to say, I think I can make it now. The pain is gone. All the bad feelings have disappeared. Here is the rainbow I’ve been prayin for. Then he says, look all around, there’s nothin’ but blue skies, look straight ahead nothin’ but blue skies.

The obstacles the blind man faced was no sight from his birth. I can envision some of the things he might have felt growing up. Not being able to see his face, or the face of his own family, never seeing the food that is put before him to eat (the fish, warm bread made by his mother’s own loving hands, and water from his own cup), always hearing his siblings playing, but never able to run free with them down by the riverside, and no sunrises or sunsets.

But there was a man, name Jesus who had the power to restore what he never had. In a cloud of darkness all his life, soon this sightless man would see the world in a way he never thought possible.  Jesus tell his disciples that, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” One thing the man knew, was that though he was blind, now he could see. I imagine words could not describe what he felt.

 What are some benefits of seeing:

We can see ourselves. Everything friends start at home in our own personal mirrors as we take a long loving look at self. Forgive yourself because God already has. friends his mercies are made new every day.

 We can see God in all things. God doesn’t just work in other people you know. He can work through you and I.  Do you see his graciousness in the air you were able to breathe? Do you see him in this sun-shiny day? Do you see him in the beauty of the greenest of trees, or were you able to see the waves in ocean? How did you see him this morning friends?

We see our enemies. Friends we gotta stay woke when it comes to recognizing our adversary, he will use anybody and everything to distract us. Remember friends, Satan has a job to do: He needs to put as much distance between us and the Good Lord as he can. He aims to sift us like wheat, as he tries to set us up like sheep for the slaughter.  His job is to steal, kill and destroy! You Got your Armor on? Good. Keep it on.

We will see our purpose. Are you a counselor in training? Are you a teacher? Are you a caregiver for our sick and elderly? Are you a real estate agent making family dreams of home ownership come true? It’s nothing like doing what you were meant to do. For me, writing and blogging, encourages a message of hope and healing, I am always encouraging my own soul through what God has given me to share with others. It’s the best part of waking up with Jesus in my cup.

We will see, where we are going from the passenger seat, as we give Jesus the wheel! When it comes to handheld maps and computer navigation systems, He the way, truth, and life and don’t know body know the roads better than He does. One thing I am sure of, if we are gonna get anywhere, it will have to be with God in front.

 Remember friends, we are each other’s keeper and the only time we should be looking down on someone is when we are helping them up.