Why We Get Stuck Spiritually - Your Daily Forward Devotional

Why We Get Stuck Spiritually

June 11, 2020

Read Matthew 6:22-23

“Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a dank cellar. If you pull the blinds on your windows, what a dark life you will have.” (The Message)

 
Reflect

What is meant by living “squinty-eyed in greed and distrust”?

Why do so many of us lose the day spiritually to the point of never sensing God’s presence and helping others? Why isn’t God’s truth capturing our hearts and minds … and directing our steps? Why do we keep getting stuck spiritually?

The answers are kind of hard to admit … maybe even a little embarrassing for longtime Christ-followers.

The truth is, many of us are confused about Scripture—what it is and how to use it. And many more of us are chopping it up into bits and pieces and reading it through “the colored glasses of opinion,” which can seriously distort God’s heart for us.

Something else is going on, too: A lot of Christ-followers are living “squinty-eyed.” In the New Testament, Jesus calls this a fatal mistake. (See the passage above.)

Christ came to heal the blind—that includes you and me (see John 9). And Jesus tells us, “He who has ears, let him hear,” (Matthew 11:15).

 
Pray

Lord, open my eyes and ears to You. I want to know You better. Amen.

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These is my prayer go to your brother to settle whatever he has against you, then give the gift.
Praying that God will keep my eyes and ears focused on Him.
Lord don’t let me walk around squinting. Take the covers off my eyes. Allow me to see your truths and apply then to my life.
DEAR ABBA FATHER ;JESUS PLEASE OPEN MY EARS AND EYES I NEED TO KNOW YOU BETTER FOR MY LIFE@THANKYOUJESUS!@1
Open my eyes and mind Lord
Open the eyes of my heart, Lord! I want to see you!
Lord please help me to see you more and more clearly .
Lord open my eyes to behold your glory
Awesome word. I love it. Thank you. The more I read the more I am spending time with God the more he talks to me.
Lord help me to keep my eyes for us on you.
May our eyes be full of light, awe and wonder!
Lord, may my eyes be the window into your heart today and everyday!
Lord, give me a "fresh" revelation of Who You are and greater understanding. I want more of You.
Lord, help me to keep my eyes on you.
As I am changing Lord keep my focus on Your Word and principles and redo me.
Yes Lord fill us up until we overflow and pour into us more of your spirit. Lord we desire to know you and love you more today than yesterday. In Jesus name we pray amen.
Lord, open my eyes and ears. I want to know You more. Open my heart. Give me a burning desire deep in my heart for Your word. Amen
Amen and amen
Lord I want to know You more!!!
Open my heart Lord I want to see Jesus, open my ears and eyes to know you and see you in my life. Use the Bible Holy Spirit to fill me with your awe and eternal joy. For your sake Jesus. Amen