fresh eyes

Annette and I have just returned from a trip to visit Life Church in Uganda. This is a church Trinity supports monthly so they asked me to come and do some teaching and preaching as they transition to new pastors. I was blessed to be invited and it was awesome to see how God worked in me to be a blessing and encouragement to them. However, I think they taught me as much as I taught them. I plan to preach about what I learned this Sunday so I hope you will make plans to be at church. I believe God has a word for us if we are willing to hear it. Today though, I want to talk about having fresh eyes. The reason it can be so important for us to get out of our comfort zones and normal lives and visit other ministries, countries and cultures is that it opens our eyes to new thoughts, new ideas, and new perspectives. We can become so tunnel visioned by our everyday lives, everyday desires and everyday responsibilities until we are simply moving through life with eyes that don’t see beyond ourselves. We need to have fresh eyes, eyes that see more than what is right in front of us, eyes that see what God is doing on a grand scale, eyes that are willing to see the hard things about ourselves so that we can make adjustments and move into a fresh new reality. I pray you will be open to God taking you out of your comfort zone so that He can strip away the scales that keep us from seeing what God sees and what He cares about.