“Go, find out where Elisha is,” the king ordered, “so I can send men and capture him.” The report came back: “He is in Dothan.” Then the king sent horses and chariots and a strong force there. They went by night and surrounded the city.
When the servant of Elisha got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked. “Don’t be afraid,” Elisha answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”
And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
2 Kings 6:13-17
I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you…
William Blake wrote: “Man is led to believe a lie when he sees with, not through, the eye.”
The bible encourages us to “walk by faith, not by sight.”
I once heard a preacher say “Don’t believe your lying eyes.”
Then, we have the well know maxim warning us that “everything that glitters isn’t gold.”
Vision is essential, but it doesn’t tell the whole story. That’s why Jesus taught his disciples to “judge not according to appearances.” As the theme of the Transformers movie says, “there’s more than meets the eye.”
Here’s my two cents for today:
If your life doesn’t look very good, maybe it’s time to practice seeing with your heart and not just looking with your eyes.
How do you do this?
Think, speak, and act in accordance with your convictions NOT just your circumstances.
At least that’s the why I see it,