Open My Eyes That I May See
Prayer Week is a time to rekindle our passion for prayer and Bible meditation. Without re-awakening, renewal, and restoration, everything becomes old, worn, and weak. The two rails of this train are prayer before God’s throne and Bible meditation.
Three Things to Learn from Psalm 119:18
“Open my eyes, that I may see wonderful things from your law,” Psalm 119:18 says, and if God doesn’t open our eyes, we won’t see the wonder of the word. When we read the Bible, we must pray to God for supernatural illumination.
A Three-Step Truth
We cannot even see what the word truly is without God’s supernatural help, and we must be a people of daily prayer, asking God to do whatever it takes to get the wonders of the word into our hearts.
1. The word is crucial to a life of holiness.
“We cannot even see what the word really is without God’s supernatural help,” says Psalm 119. How can we avoid sin in our lives if we treasure God’s word in our hearts? By meditating on, memorizing, and cherishing God’s commandments and warnings.
2. We cannot see without God’s help.
Because we are fallen, corrupt, and dead in sin, we are blind, ignorant, and hard, and we will never see the beauty of spiritual reality without God’s illumination, Paul says, “The way to godliness and power is by treasuring up the Bible in our hearts.”
3. We need to pray for God to help us see.
Unless God opens our eyes to the glory of the word, it is like the sun shining in the face of a blind man. Paul says, “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened so that you will know what is the hope of His calling.”
Seven Kinds of Prayer to Soak our Bible Reading
Psalm 119:18 shows how the writer prays about his reading of God’s word, and we ask God to help us understand in other parts of the psalm. Psalm 119:27: “Make me understand the way of Your precepts.” Psalm 119:36: “Incline my heart to your testimonies and not to [dishonest] gain.” That God would give us life to keep his word.
The Word, Our Treasure
“I rise before dawn and cry for help; I wait for your words,” David says in Psalm 119:147. “Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from your law,” he asks God. Would you make prayer a top priority?
Where in the Bible does it say open my eyes Lord?
“Don’t be afraid,” the prophet replied, “those with us are more than those with them.” And Elisha prayed, “O LORD, open his eyes so he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he saw the hills surrounded by horses and chariots of fire.
What does God say about your eyes?
The passage is translated as follows in the World English Bible: “The lamp of the body is the eye; therefore, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light.”
What does the Bible say about looking through God’s eyes?
Because God is eternal, he sees the past, present, and future all at once, and everything changes when we learn to see life and people through God’s eyes. The Bible says that God has plans for us: “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord in Jeremiah 29:11.
What is the spiritual eye?
The third eye (also known as the mind’s eye or inner eye) is a mystical and esoteric concept of a speculative invisible eye that provides perception beyond ordinary sight, usually depicted as being located on the forehead. In Indian spiritual traditions, the third eye refers to the ajna (or brow) chakra.
How do you pray against spiritual blindness?
Pray that God opens the spiritually blind’s eyes, that they see their need for a Savior, God’s love for them, and God’s provision in Jesus Christ, and that they put their faith in Christ alone for eternal life.
How do I know my spiritual eyes are open?
Signs That Your Third Eye Is Opening
- The most common symptom of an open third eye is a growing pressure between your brows.
- Light Sensitivity.
- Gradual Changes.
- Manifestation of Powers.
- Seeing Beyond the Obvious.
- Heightened Sense of Self.
Who went blind in the Bible?
St. Paul (Saul of Tarsus) was blinded by a heavenly light in the Bible, but his vision was restored three days later by a “laying on of hands.” The circumstances surrounding his blindness are significant in the history of religion.
Why did God give us eyes?
God has given us eyes to see the truth and beauty of nature that truly exists, not to insult others but to see beyond situations, and lips to speak the truth and sweet words so that everyone wants to be with you rather than criticize others.
What is the color of God’s eyes?
God’s eyes are blue in color.
What is the meaning of eyes are the windows to the soul?
The phrase “eyes are the window to the soul” refers to the idea that looking into someone’s eyes can reveal their emotions and sometimes thoughts.
What is a God’s eye used for?
For the Huichol and Tepehuan Americans of western Mexico, the Ojo de Dios or God’s eye is a ritual tool that was believed to protect those praying, a magical object, and an ancient cultural symbol evoking the weaving motif and its spiritual associations.
Who is righteous in the eyes of God?
Even before the fall into sin, Adam and Eve were righteous in God’s eyes, not because of their obedience, but because God declared them good and they believed. Faith has always defined righteousness coram deo, which means that righteousness before God cannot be based on human merit or achievement.
What does God see when he looks at me?
God sees you as someone He loves, wants to be close to, and needs a Savior.