Temporary Blindness

John 9:11 “He replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.”

 

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For the past two months, God has been dealing with me on temporary blindness…  It was not until I realized in the natural that I was experiencing periods of black outs, periods of time where I literally had no vision… There was minutes of my life that I could not see…  I began complaining several months ago to my physician and she put in a referral for me to go and see the Ophthalmologist for this condition I had been experiencing….

I learned on yesterday as I visited the Ophthalmologist,  that you can have 20/20 vision and still experience periods of blindness..  Hmmmm…  I was puzzled at first when he said, “Mam, you have 20/20 vision  but what you are experiencing is a fluctuation in your vision because there are  times that your sugar levels are much highter than others, which can cause periods of blindness..  There are periods where your sugars are normal and you can see perfectly fine…   It all started to make sense to me in natural realm, but is began to resignate more so in the spiritual realm… 

I realized that even though we answered our call to God, and knowing beyond a doubt what God chose us to do, but there are times when we become full of ourselves and get to high for our own good, until God has to allow us to go through temporary blindness so we can allow God to wipe them scales from our eyes and see the vision plain, and see it  clear…  The book of Hakkuk in the 2nd chapter, it  says to write the vision and make it plain… 

Don’t be blinded by the temporary things in life, but concretely know the plan and the vision that is written for your life…      

Maybe, I’m not alone…    There may be  someone who is experiencing temporary blindness in their walk and relationship with God… I stop by to tell you that God NEVER changes… He is the same,  yesterday, today and forever more…  It’s us that sometimes change… Sometime for better, and for some of us for the worse….  Let  your temporary periods of blindness empower you to become better knowing that we serve a God that can and will perform great miracles in your life…   He is still performing miracles right today right before our eyes, you just can’t see it because sometimes we become out of focus with life with all the things that are going on around us…     I dare you to began to see God the way you saw him when you first got saved…  Let use this illustration…  When you first met  the man or woman of your dreams, it was pretty exciting , right?   Well, sometimes as relationships progress long term, we tend to become blinded and can no longer see what we use to see in that person that use to bring us so much joy…  There was a time when all you saw were the positives and the beauty they brought to your life…   We have to go back to those moments of excitement at take this things that once stimulated our minds to be better, to see better as we walk this Christian journey… Sometimes, we have to develop a better spiritual appetitie as in the natural to control temporary blindness, the doctor said, you have to develop a better appetite… You cannot put what you want in your mouth and think you will be able to see like everybody else…  Nope, it’s virtually impossible…   Even in the natural, you can’t allow people,  television, the media and our famiy members to feed junk to our spirts because that stuff will temporary blind you from the things God says you can have, and it yours…  Take it while you can see because if you ever walked in the shoes of a blind person, it don’t feel good…  Yes,  you can imagine in your mind what things look like if you had vision prior, but there is nothing like actually seeing things for yourself…    

If this post blessed you on today, and you find yourself like me experiencing moments of temporary blindness… Change  your behavior and your lifestyle and allow God to direct your every  move..  Give your life to the Lord, it’s never to late as long as your still have breath in body…  Even if your vision seems though it’s no more…  God is able to restore your natural vision and your spiritual vision if we learn to develop the right appetite for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ….In the book of John the 14ath chapter and the 16th verse:  Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Habakkuk 2 New King James Version (NKJV)

 I will stand my watch
And set myself on the rampart,
And watch to see what He will say to me,
And what I will answer when I am corrected.The Just Live by Faith Then the Lord answered me and said:“Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry. “Behold the proud,
His soul is not upright in him;
But the just shall live by his faith.

 

John 9:1-12 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind

As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned,this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

 After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes.  “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.

 His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, “Isn’t this the same man who used to sit and beg?”  Some claimed that he was.

Others said, “No, he only looks like him.”

But he himself insisted, “I am the man.”

 “How then were your eyes opened?” they asked.

 He replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.”

 “Where is this man?” they asked him.

“I don’t know,” he said.

 

 

Smokie Norful – Still Say, Thank You

Posted by:  Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas

D&T:  08/14/2012

 

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