Growing Henceforth into the Likeness of Christ

16 that according to the riches of His glory He may grant you to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:16-19)

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G erminating

R ising

O pening;

W eather-beaten

T ransforming

H ereafter–

The seed is planted. The Word rises within us, opening us up to Him.  The good rains fall over us, and we grow more, blossoming happily in Son Light.

A perfect vision–until the storms. Struck with punishing rains, pummeled by hail, buffeted by gales. Weather-beaten. We ask: “How do we stand tall before the Son?”

A transformation must occur. Changing. Becoming stronger to withstand the storms of life through recognition of our weakness. Not standing tall but bowing down, His Hand lifting us up as we  re-germinate, arise again, open anew, endure the trials, mature and grow.

                      Becoming more like Him. Kneeling before Him.                     

Henceforth from now on, from this day forward, hereafter with Him.

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We come to Christ through a seed planted from God, maybe through our parents, a Bible school teacher, a friend, a colleague, a preacher, a Bible on a motel room stand. The Word takes form within us, shaping us, enabling us to see Him in His glory, in His goodness, in His sacrifice, in His love. The Son sends a Light we have never known before. Happily, we choose to die to our old self in baptism and come up out of the water a new and forgiven soul.

But the initial bliss is tested as storms and trials do come. The fruit from the tree of life has been tasted before us. The promise is not Eden before the fall. Yet, there is the promise of a Helper to get us through difficult times. How we react and reach out to Him for sustenance and refuge determines our growth and transformation.

We don’t stand tall before the Son. We bow down and look up, clasping our hands in prayer to the One who hears, to the One who waits, to the One who holds us close.

Becoming more like Him. Kneeling before Him.

Henceforth from now on, from this day forward, hereafter with Him.

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But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

To Him be glory both now and forever! Amen.  (2 Peter 3:18)

(Sharon G. Tate blog 05/19/19) teacherforjesus.com  Meditations on God’s Word

 

 

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Train Up a Child: Influence of a Godly Mother

Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6  ******************************************************************************

Teacher, nurse, doctor, lawyer, judge, chef, hygienist, interior decorator, mechanic, psychologist, hairdresser, librarian, negotiator, cheerleader, financial adviser, role model, artist, and so much more. . .

MOTHER: Multi-Occupational, Talented HER.

HER role is pivotal in the life of her children. HER influence emanates through the life of her child from birth to death—and throughout eternity. When a God-fearing mother is that influential presence, Proverbs 22:6 can be fulfilled. Father and mother are both the responsible trainers in their children’s lives, but the mother has the initial bond internally in child-bearing and continues to be the child-bearer in many ways throughout the life of her daughter or son.

 “Being a mother means that your heart is no longer yours; it wanders wherever your children do.” (Author Unknown) ¹

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” ― Washington Irving ²

A praying mother is a powerful presence, moving through time with her sons and daughters: “I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” Abraham Lincoln. ³

A praying mother has no boundaries of space, traveling ahead of her children with protective prayer: “If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been.” Robert Brault 4

God gave mothers a special place in His plan. A human mother bore the Savior of us all. Mothers bear the children who have the potential to become the followers of Jesus and carry on His work here in His church and throughout the world—if properly trained, if earnestly prayed for, if devoutly reared by a Godly mother.

May we be mothers who carry forth the plan God designed for us. God help us faithfully nurture and raise children who will know the Way to go and never depart from it.  Amen.

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(Sharon G. Tate blog 05/12/19) teacherforjesus.com Meditations on God’s Word

Judgment Day is Today! Living Daily for Christ.

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your Name and in Your Name drive out demons and in Your Name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from Me, you evildoers!’”  (Matthew 7:21-23)

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“I NEVER KNEW YOU.”

Words we would pray to never hear from someone we love. The anguish of being erased from a loved one’s memory is an emotional pain that we would never want to endure. This painful loss of a loved one looking at us with no recognition seems unimaginable. Yet, this is what it is like to have a loved one with advanced Alzheimer’s, a heart-breaking disease with no cure in this world.

Having experienced “I never knew you” with my mother who had advanced Alzheimer’s, I have a deeper understanding of what the words of Jesus will really mean if I allow sin to control my life. If Christ looks at me with no recognition, speaks the words to me “I never knew you, and exclaims “Away from Me, you evildoer!” — the permanence of these words will be forever throughout eternity. There will be no hope of being with the One who loves me more– but turns from me if I have not followed His commandments. I will have chosen this eternal separation and forever loss of being with the One who loved me enough to die for me. The eternal anguish of “I never knew you” will be heard over and over and over again and again, forever and always, in my mind with unbearable pain and utter darkness apart from God.

All because I forgot Him today after today after today . . .

Have we ever looked at ourselves in a mirror and wondered who it is we see? Can we change so much that we might say, “I never knew you” to our former selves. In Alzheimer’s, the person may not recognize herself in a mirror, even to the point of acknowledging another person coming up behind her and appearing in the mirror’s image as herself. I have witnessed this with my mother. The comparison is applicable, because we can become someone we don’t recognize when we draw away from God. The self we should see is Christ in us, but we become someone else when we allow sin to enter our lives.

Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? 

(2 Corinthians 13:5)

The forgetfulness of Alzheimer’s is not a choice and can be cured with a new body from God after life here ends. Sin, however, is a decision to forget the One who loved us more. The cure must be here, today, in our hearts. God is waiting for us to change the image of the person in the mirror to reflect His goodness. He does not want anyone to be lost and turned away. Yet, the decision is ours to make in this life. We must realistically and honestly examine self in the mirror to know what words will be said to us on our judgment day with the Lord: “I never knew you. . . Away from Me, you evildoer” (Matthew 7:23) or “Well done, good and faithful servant. . . Enter into the joy of your Lord.” (Matthew 25:23).

We must know who we are each day and have a full realization of the meaning behind the words, “I never knew you.” The eternity we enter will be our choice. The image in the mirror will be what we have decided to be.

 10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, 11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 1:10-11)

WE MUST BE DILIGENT SERVANTS OF CHRIST,

EXAMINING OURSELVES ALWAYS BEFORE HIM.

Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. (Revelation 22:14)

 

(Sharon G. Tate blog 05/05/19) teacherforjesus.com  Meditations on God’s Word

God’s Plan for His Purpose vs our plan for self.

“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. Luke 13:34

HOW OFTEN HAS GOD LONGED TO PROVIDE FOR US—

AND WE WOULD NOT LET HIM.

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Family photos. Memories that become more precious over time. The father with his children, the grandkids with grandma, little brother and big sister together. Finally, the adult son with his mother, a special moment—until the grandson runs in front of the camera and mischievously smiles. Photobomb! The planned picture is totally changed. We laugh and retake the picture.

 But not everything can be so easily redone– without consequences.

Photobombers. Adam and Eve lost Eden. They would not refrain from eating of the Tree of Knowledge—wanting to know what God knew.  The rich young ruler lost the opportunity to follow Jesus and gain eternal life. He would not give up what he valued most—his possessions. The man with the talent buried it and simply returned what the Lord had given him– with no gain, no purpose, no added worth from his labor or investment. He lost the talent and eternity.

How many times have we been the one running in front of God to change the scene, the picture, the moment He had in mind for us? We take charge by our own free will, our own choice, which He has given to each of us. We decide we see a better option, a wiser decision, a better deal. But our choice versus God’s desire for us has no comparison, for “every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, Who does not change like shifting shadows” (James 1:17). In whatever manner we attempt to change what God wants for us, through His purpose for our lives, we can never “outbest” Him. And we risk losing His precious gifts, that picture He wants to take–and give to us.

What we must do is follow and obey Him. Our love for God will lead us to the right path for our lives, to the right decisions, to eternity with Him.

“Whoever has My commands and keeps them is the one who loves Me. The one who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I too will love them and show Myself to them.” (John 14:21)

 He will gather us together, “as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings,” and we will be His forever.

We must be willing.

 (Sharon G. Tate blog 04/28/19) teacherforjesus.com Meditations on God’s Word

 LAST BREATHS OF CHRIST: LESSONS FROM THE CROSS

37 And Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed His last. 38 And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. 39 And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that He thus breathed His last, he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!”  (Mark 15: 33-39)

Breath.  Breathing.  Inhale. Exhale. Breathe.

 It isn’t something most people stop to think about. Breathing is just automatic to many. Breath is there. Breath is life. Without it, like Jesus, we breathe our last and die, ending our mortal lives. But what lives on, that is still breathing life into others around and beyond us? The centurion declared that Jesus must be the Son of God, based on what he saw and heard. What did he do after that? How was he affected and how did he  affect others through this testimony? What lived on through spoken words breathed out?

Our lives can be a living, breathing testimony to Christ. When we cease to be in this life and take our last breath, have we thought about what those standing around us will say? What will they utter in small breaths? What will they declare afterward? How will we each yet live and breathe-even after our last breath?

Jesus used the last breaths He had to speak some very important words that yet live and breathe in us:

— Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up His clothes by casting lots. (Luke 23:34)

— Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with Me in paradise.” (Luke 23:43)

26 When Jesus saw His mother there, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” 27 and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home. (John 19:26-27)

— About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).  (Matthew 27:46)

— Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” (John 19:28)

— After Jesus had taken the wine, He said, “It is finished.” Then He bowed his head and released His spirit. (John 19:30)

— Then Jesus cried out with a loud voice and said, “Father, into your hands I entrust my spirit.” After He said this, He breathed His last. (Luke 23:46)

Until and after His last breath, Jesus was teaching:

–Forgiveness to enemies, to those who do not come to our defense, to those who walk away.

–The reality of heaven, this prepared place where He will take us home to be with Him eternally.

–Responsibility to care and provide for family, an elder parent.

–The meaning of sin as anguished separation from God.

–Obedience to scripture and God’s Word, to the letter.

–The importance of completing everything God requires.

–That we must–and will—entrust our spirits to God in the end.

Learning in breaths, inhaling. Teaching in breaths, exhaling.

Breathe in the lessons. Breathe out His Words. Share Jesus. 

Will we yet live and breathe—after our last breath?

(Sharon G. Tate blog 04/21/19 ) teacherforjesus.com  Meditations on God’s Word

The Only Begotten Son

 

23 When they hurled their insults at Him, He did not retaliate; when He suffered, He made no threats. Instead, He entrusted Himself to Him who judges justly. 24 “He himself bore our sins” in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by His wounds you have been healed.” 25 For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. (I Peter 2:23-25)

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Healed by pierced hands.

Redeemed in innocent blood.

Eternal life from one death.

Not mine. Not yours. But His.

One man on the cross.

The only begotten Son.

He who had known life with the Father chose to trust God to be the Judge of others who insulted Him, who tortured Him.  The Son did not seek vengeance. Instead, He asked His Father to forgive–

For me. For you.

He who had known life with the Father chose to bear the sins of all humankind.  He carried the weight of guilt, the weight of knowing, the weight of suffering, the weight of sorrow, the weight of horror, the weight of agony, the weight of carnage, the weight of defiled innocence, the weight of darkness, the weight of abandonment by the Father. The Son bore the weight of sin in every form, from all time–

For me. For you.

He who had known life with the Father chose death, not a peaceful in-your-sleep slumber from which one does not awaken but a violent death of intense external and internal suffering and anguish–

For me. For you.

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We who have known life on this earth can choose to trust God. We can choose to forgive. We can choose to sacrifice ourselves for others. We can choose to follow Him, the man on the cross, the only begotten Son who gave His life–

For me. For you.

 

(Sharon G. Tate blog 04/14/19) teacherforjesus.com Meditations on God’s Word

Sharing the Good News. What Can Stand in Our Way?

 

 

What Hinders Us?

 Cell phones calling-

Televisions blaring-

Messenger messaging-

Twitter notifying-

Instagram posting-

Facebook friending-

Online chatting-

Blue light beaming-

 

Did we notice a man reading?
Did we see a man hungering?
Did we hear a man asking?
 Look, here is a man waiting.
Did we stop for him?
Did we go to him?
Did we share Jesus with him?

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26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” 27 So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian[a] eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake (which means “queen of the Ethiopians”). This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship, 28 and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the Book of Isaiah the prophet. 29 The Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.” 30 Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked.

 31 “How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

 32 This is the passage of Scripture the eunuch was reading:

 33“He was led like a sheep to the slaughter,
    and as a lamb before its shearer is silent,
    so he did not open his mouth.
     In his humiliation he was deprived of justice.
    Who can speak of his descendants?
    For his life was taken from the earth.”

 34 The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?” 35 Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.

 36 As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?”

 [37] Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.”  

 The eunuch answered, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”

  38 And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. 39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the      eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing. 40 Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.  (Acts 8:26-40 NIV)

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What hinders us from going forth like Philip? We don’t have to travel far to find someone who needs to hear the gospel: our neighbor, our co-worker, our friend, our family member, our hairdresser, our barber, our mail carrier, our online friend, a man reading . . .

What hinders us?

 Just us.

 Look, here is a person who needs to hear the Good News.

What can stand in our way.

(Sharon G. Tate blog 04/07/19)  teacherforjesus.com  Meditations on God’s Word

WARNING ALERTS FROM GOD: DO WE LISTEN AND HEED?

 

Warning beeps! My new vehicle gave me these safety alert beeps whenever I “trespassed” over a line without using my lane signals. A sudden tug on the steering wheel pulled me back when I veered over on the side of possible oncoming traffic. After driving this way for many miles due to the road conditions of patchy snow with underlying ice, an image appeared before me on the screen behind the steering wheel—a cup of steaming coffee followed by the words, “Please take a break.”

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Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had warning beeps whenever we swerved into possible danger lanes in life and had a tug pulling us back whenever we did? And yet, God has given us these warnings and tugs through His Word:

 Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save. (Psalm 146:3

Meanwhile, when a crowd of many thousands had gathered, so that they were trampling on one another, Jesus began to speak first to His disciples, saying: “Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.” (Luke 12:1

Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. (I Corinthians 6:9-10)

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ. (Colossians 2:8)

But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil. . . (Romans 2:8-9

29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell. (Matthew 5:29-30)

 3 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23

He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might. . . (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9)

TAKE A BREAK! Reflect and Pray.

17 Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position. 18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever! Amen. (2 Peter 3:17-18)

As we travel this road of life, the warnings are there before us. His Word looms large in our mental vision if we have studied, reflected, prayed, and believed. He pulls us back at times when we don’t even realize we are in danger, directing our path onto another route, one which we may question and even rant about. Yet, He is the driver, not us. He knows the path ahead, not us. When we take over the steering wheel from Him, He may tug and pull us back. If we persist in taking control, however, then we risk confronting forewarned dangers, distresses, and even eternal separation from Him.

Let us each pray that we will heed the warnings from His Word. Let us each ask God to direct our paths always and pull us back when we stray off course. Let us each release our grip on the steering wheel and allow God to take control, so that our final stop on this earthly road will be at the entrance to eternity with Him.

(Sharon G. Tate blog 03/31/19) teacherforjesus.com  Meditations on God’s Word

MISSED OPPORTUNITY FOR GOD’S PURPOSE?

 

Spring was on the calendar. The robin arrived—and alighted on top of the snow-covered ground. This couldn’t be right. Where was the ground? No grass in sight. Didn’t the bird have some internal direction from the Creator to come? Was there a miscommunication? The robin took one last look around the perimeter and flew away.

Do we, sometimes, feel so led by an internal guidance that we follow it—only to be confused and disappointed at the circumstances we find ourselves in? Surely, the inner calling was to lead us to a destination that would be fruitful ground ready to grow what we could plant, a worthy task. But what if it is barren and parched or cold and frozen? Do we take one last look around the perimeter and walk away?

What if we are the ones meant to work and prepare the ground to make it ready for someone coming after us? What if we are the ones meant to toil, to prepare, and maybe not see the growth? The grass is covered in snow. But underneath, we need to remember that growth is still there, waiting.

1In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah{40:3}: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for Him.’” (Matthew 3:1-3)

 John the Baptist knew his work was to prepare for Christ, the One who would supersede him and anyone that would come after:

“I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes One who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry.” (Matthew 3:11)

13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?” (Matthew 3:13-14)

 The world tells us the ones who are great are known in some manner for their celebrity through fortune, a name, a talent or skill, a title. Not the servant. Not the one in the background, behind the scenes of the main story. Not the one with the part that doesn’t get the top billing on the billboard. Yet, that person is needed and necessary. In God’s Kingdom, the servant is the one exalted.

11 The greatest among you will be your servant. 12 For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. (Matthew 23:11-12)

 Even the One who is above all others, the One whom John the Baptist prepared the way, is the servant to everyone who has lived, now lives, and will live:

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)

Maybe what we think is not the right place or circumstance for us is exactly where we should be for God’s purpose. Instead of a superficial look around the perimeter, a closer view through prayer is needed to find the opportunity God has placed before us—to serve Him.

(Sharon G. Tate blog 03/24/19) teacherforjesus.com  Meditations on God’s Word

SEEING GOD THROUGH THE SIGHT OF HOPE AND FAITH

 22 They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. 23 He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When He had spit on the man’s eyes and put His hands on him, Jesus asked, “Do you see anything?” 24 He looked up and said, “I see people; they look like trees walking around.” 25 Once more Jesus put His hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. 26 Jesus sent him home, saying, “Don’t even go into the village.”  (Mark 8:22-26)

Seeing

Internally

God’s

Hope

Today

External sight. A sense we want to keep intact. Without it, some independence is lost. And dependency is a state most of us do not really seek. From the time we are two, we are promoting our independence: “Me can do it.” We seem to maintain that attitude of not needing or wanting assistance as we continue to age. Dependency might mean, “I owe you something.” It might mean, “I am showing I am too weak to handle it myself.” Usually, it suggests some degree of personal pride or assertion of self.

This blind man had friends/neighbors who were looking out for him. They begged Jesus to just “touch him.” They knew of His healings and His power. The blind man could not look upon Jesus. He could not have seen His miracles. Yet, he allowed Jesus to lead him away from these neighbors, outside the village. The blind man had already learned dependence and reliance on others. He had to trust others

This man allowed Jesus to proceed. It is not recorded that he questioned the means Jesus was using to achieve the result. There was an element of faith—sight unseen—that the blind man exhibited. He “saw” inside, through a hope given by his friends, that this man Jesus could help him. Thus, he trusted to be led away by Him, to allow Him to spit on his eyes, and to put His hands on him twice. Seeing internally with hope and trust, the blind man gained his physical sight.

Internal sight, with hope and faith, is the kind we need to really “see” Jesus. It is the sight that leads us to Him, and the sight that allows us to fully trust Him to lead us.

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1)

 Faith is how we see Jesus in our lives, daily guiding us, opening our internal eyes to His abiding Presence.

“Thank you, God, for closing doors I’m not strong enough to close-and opening new doors I’m not strong enough to open.” 1 We cannot do it alone. Dependence on Jesus is crucial. With a hope and a faith that give us internal sight, we will beg Him to spit on our eyes and touch us with His hands more than once, so we can see less dimly in this world, that we will see, more clearly, who He is and that we need Him always.

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(Sharon G. Tate blog 03/17/19) teacherforjesus.com  Meditations on God’s Word