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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: 24 Hours (01/27/11)

TITLE: My Blindness
By Mildred Sheldon
02/02/11


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I was reading my Bible this morning when God opened my eyes to the purpose of my life. I had been praying about what to write for this week. It was as if Iíd been hit in the head for there in front of me was the answer. Godís so good to me, but I miss so many blessings, because of blindness.

After reading my Bible in the morning I usually take off my pajamas and get dressed for my day. That is usually when my mind shuts down, and I go through my day almost like a robot, but where is God? Yes! He is still with me, but I put Him on the back burner of my rush, rush life instead of putting Him over and above everything I do.

Sad, so very, very sad I do that, and it doesnít dawn on me in any way shape or form of what IĎve done. Iím like Godís chosen people, and like Solomon in his old age. Put God first silly. Iím sitting here trying to write, but tears of heartache and heartbreak are filling my eyes making it difficult to see. Forgive me for stopping, but I must get on my knees and confess my sin.

Well, Iíve calmed down, but my hands are still shaking, and tears still flow. Oh, but these are not tears of heartache, but of exceedingly great joy. Joy so deep and profound that I feel as if I could fly. Mount up with the wings of eagles. After all these years Iíve been given a blessing so great Iím about ready to explode. This is one day in my life I have to tell others about. Iím compelled to tell them. I keep stopping, and thanking my Lord, and Savior for such a revelation. Praise, praise to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three in one.

What were the words of God that opened my eyes? Iím afraid you must pick up your Bibles, and go to the book of Acts 2:32-41, and read for yourselves, but the two main verses were 40 and 41. With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, ďSave yourselves from this corrupt generation.Ē Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that DAY.

That one day in Peterís life is what I call a day well spent. I want more of those days like Peter experienced. Days that are so filled with Christ that it will be well spent even though I get nothing done in the house. Will I be like John the Baptist, like one crying in the wildness? I donít know. I will leave that in the hands of my Savior, but one thing I know is my life had no meaning or purpose until now.. I was walking as a blind person. Not seeing, not knowing, not doing what God wanted me to do.

Iíve just gotten up off my knees and this is the prayer Iíve asked for all those who know Christ, but are as lost as I was. ďLord, let their eyes be opened, and let them see the purpose you have planned for their lives. Let them see as clearly as I have this day. In Christís Holy Name I pray. Amen.Ē

This is just the beginning of the first day in my new life, and I look forward to see where God leads me. Iím a little frightened, and my hands are shaking while tears still continue to flow, but one thing I know, The Lord is my light and my salvation---whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life---of whom shall I be afraid?

God reveals things to us only when He knows we are ready to accept what it is He had planned for us. We must grow in our faith to the point that He can truly lead us. To truly walk with Him, and have no fear of anything nor anyone, but Him is awesome.

He is God Almighty, creator of all. He gave us free will to chose who we will follow. Christ or Satan! God doesnít cause our problems. We do, but we blame Him for all our woes. Yes! He controls everything, but we choose who we will follow. We can spend eternity in heaven praising God, or in hell with Satan screaming and gnashing our teeth, and cursing God for our stupidity.

Psalms 27:1NIV
Acts 2:40-41NIV


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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/04/11
I can feel your emotions in each word you write. God is so good to us. Thank you for sharing.
diana kay02/06/11
thank you for sharing this. i was a little confused as to whether this was physical blindness or just talking about spiritual. you mention reading the bible in the first sentence but i was still uncertain as of course your character could have a braille bible or large print. maybe some more clarity could have helped this poor reader. sometimes things we think are as clear as a bell when we write them do not get received in the same way.