31st December 2019

20/20 Vision

“If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed.”
Proverbs 29:18 (The Message)

As I struggle to find my glasses in order to read a simple label, it occurs to me not for the first time what a blessing it would be to have 20/20 vision. The website ‘All About Vision’ gives a definition of 20/20 vision: ‘This is a broader term than visual acuity or eyesight. In addition to sharpness of sight or simply a description of the ability to see, the term “vision” usually includes a wider range of visual abilities and skills. These include contrast sensitivity, the ability to track moving objects with smooth and accurate eye movements, colour vision, depth perception, focusing speed and accuracy, and more. If this more inclusive (and accurate) definition of “vision” is used, what most people call “20/20 vision” should really be called “20/20 visual acuity.’’

As the year 2020 approaches, I am wondering if my spiritual vision will live up to the year’s name. Will I see what God is doing clearly? Will I be able to perceive accurately how God wants me to live? Will I have the vision enough to declare Him to others? How can I improve my spiritual vision? Christians know the answer to the last point – by staying close to God, by letting Christ live in us.

Psalm 16:11 (NIV) says “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” God will show us the path toward Him if we ask Him. On our own we are blind and stumble along in our headstrong way, but if we surrender to Jesus Christ, He will guide us. We will have 20/20 spiritual vision in this year of the Lord 2020.

Prayer
Father, God who sees all, thank you for showing us and leading us into the paths of your righteousness – always.
Amen

Study by Irene Wilson
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About the Author:
Irene Wilson is a Deaconess in the Watford Congregation of Grace Communion International, where she also serves on the Pastoral Council.

Local Congregation:
Gracecom Watford
St. Peter’s Church
61 Westfield Avenue
Watford, Herts.
WD24 7HF

Meeting Time:
Saturday 11AM

Local Congregational Contact:
George Henderson
Phone: 01923-855570
Email: watford@gracecom.church

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