what lens are you looking through

A few weeks ago, we were in Ballito on holiday and I accidentally left my glasses at home. I wear contact lenses but after the third day with no relief, my eyes were really sore. I fortunately got them couriered to me.

IMG_3698As I removed my lenses and put my glasses on, the Lord spoke to me about vision. I was once again struck by whatever lens I look through effects my vision.

I see through the worldview / culture I live in. I was at our HP Parktown Strategy session these last two days and, as Joey Bonifacio spoke about different cultures and structures, I started seeing things differently. As I started looking through a different lens, God was adjusting my vision both short distance and long distance.  The ability for God to invade our lives and change us is so necessary for us to be and do what He has called us to but we will only change to the degree we see things differently. Walt Disney saw things that were not visible. Faith works from what is unseen to the seen.  Hebrews 11:3 ‘What is seen was not made out of things which are visible’.

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Had an awesome time in worship today at church. We got there at 7am and just spent time going through the songs, worshipping and spending time in free flow declaring God’s goodness, declaration what we were believing God for for the morning, singing our prayers, singing out our love for God. I was reminded once again that it truly is God’s love that draws us to His presence. That in His presence God reveals Himself in different ways and, if we will allow ourselves to just break through the walls of our own pre-conceived ideas, God has so much more for us than we could ever imagine. God is certainly never boring and, every time I am in presence, I am reminded of His magnificence, His character, His longing for us to be with Him.