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Open the Eyes of My Heart, LORD
by Lili Richey Willard 
05/29/10
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Rosebuds of Faith Series: Open the Eyes of My
Heart, LORD...Post Surgery, Day 3

(I had surgery this week on both eyelids. While
I am recovering,I have been challenged in trying
to read or write, or to even concentrate on things.
But I share with you, while making lots of errors,
what God is doing through my 'travail',
if you will!)

Good morning!

While it is still very difficult for me to see
what I am trying to read,and to actually try to
type it, God has put this on my heart to share with
all of you.

I was just having my second (third?) cup of coffee,
out on my deck,with my shades on, enjoying the
beautiful serenity of my back yard. And while
bemoaning the fact that I am still swollen and cannot
hardly see, and feeling a good deal of pain,
I realized that God still opens the eyes of my heart.
He speaks.

Psalm 119:18....'Open Thou mine eyes, that I may
behold wondrous things out of Thy law.'

We do not need to have physical eyes to see what God
has for us. He always imparts His wisdom, His
promises, and His Word to us simply by our asking.
We need not sit in the dark, won dering where He
is....we have the ability to stand in His light,
and therefore to shine. We do not have to be in a
room full of people, or be walking down a street
where all can see us, or even be behind a pulpit
or podium addressing a multitude. We can simply be
by ourselves, alone and quiet, meditating on His
goodness and His grace; we will shine just the same.

Like the song says, 'Open the eyes of my heart, LORD,
open the eyes of my heart, I want to see you.' He
tells us that if we seek Him, we shall find Him; if
we knock on the door, He will open it; if we ask for
His strength, He will provide it. If we will but
open the eyes of our hearts, and LOOK at Him, we will
see His glory. We will know He is here, with us always.
We will have that inner peace that only He can give.
And that inner peace will shine through us, so that
those who do not know Him like we know Him, will yearn
for that same opportunity.

Yes, He spoke to me this morning. Just as if I
was suddenly awakened out of sleep, I knew that
my present 'calamity', which is a passing one,
cannot prevent me from seeing Him, or from hearing
Him. It is my duty to listen for Him, and to look
for Him with my heart. After all, is this not what
He has said from the beginning, that He wants us
to seek Him?

'And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall
search for Me with all your heart.' Jeremiah 29:13

When you are in a 'calamity', remember those
words...they are the lifeblood of His message....
once you find Him, you have all you will EVER need.

Blessings!

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