Seeing Through God’s Eyes

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Late in the 16th century, Isaac Newton became obsessed with the quest to understand the properties of light. Author Jason Bardi has described how Newton worked day and night in his primitive “laboratory,” often forgetting to eat. He studied light through a series of revolutionary experiments that revealed insights that surprised the world.

Perhaps his most surprising discovery was the fact that white light was “exactly the opposite of what many of his contemporaries would have thought.” The common assumption had been that white light was “the absence of color.” But through his experiments, Newton discovered that white light was a combination of all the colors.

Many rejected his conclusions, since they did not fit with their preconceived ideas. But Newton demonstrated convincingly that he was right. And he was.

Newton had discovered a new way of seeing. He had been able to make this discovery after freeing himself from preconceived ideas that blinded people from recognizing the truth.

This process has parallels in the spiritual realm. The sad fact is that many people never receive the full blessings of God. They limit themselves because they have made up their minds. They refuse to allow Him to teach them new ideas, or His way of looking at things. They are not open to His insights and directions. Yet the Bible reminds us that God can open our eyes that we might see in new ways.

Today, ask God to free you from preconceived ideas. Do not give in to the limitations of your flesh. Spend time in the Word. Allow the Holy Spirit to shine His Light in your heart and mind, and to reveal new truths. Listen to His voice. Cry out for wisdom. Develop a hunger for the deeper things of God.