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Open the Eyes of Our Heart, LORD!

“I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear,
But now my eye sees You” (Job 42:5, NKJV).

Lately I’ve been singing that chorus about asking God to open the eyes of my heart so I can see Him. Isn’t that what happened to Job?

In the above verse we see a humbled and chastised Job who, after losing everything and bemoaning his fate because he believed he had done nothing to deserve such misery, has now come face to face with the living God. As a result, his entire perspective has changed.

Like Job, nearly everyone has at least heard of God. However, unlike Job who clung to his belief in God regardless of his circumstances, the majority of people who hear of God choose not to believe in or trust Him. How different their reaction might be if the eyes of their heart were opened and they could actually see Him!

I’ve heard people say, “When I get to heaven I’m going to ask God why He allowed this or that to happen.” Really? I don’t think so. First of all, when we arrive in heaven it won’t be because of anything good we’ve done, but rather because Jesus paid the price of our admission and we humbly accepted His gift. Second, when we finally lay eyes on the God of the universe, the One who spoke it all into creation, I believe we will be too awestruck to say anything, except maybe, “Holy, holy, holy!” And that, of course, is the point. All else will be swept away when we behold His glory; nothing else will matter as we bask in His unearned, unconditional love.

I want to be like Job, don’t you? I don’t want to just hear about God; I want to SEE Him with the eyes of my heart. And I want others to do the same. Open the eyes of our heart, Lord, that many might see You!

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