Double Vision

Trying to get refocused this week.   The time change has helped, though I am not a fan usually.
However, It is easier to roll out of bed when the sun is peering through the blinds.

I am a number of chapters behind for the year, so I may be doubling as the weeks progress toward 2020.   I have 14 chapters remaining in 8 to 9 weeks... So this may be a necessity.

The title of the chapter this week is "Days of Beauty"

Reading through the chapter and pondering its application to me, I begin thinking of a song Foreigner performed in the late 70's that has been played on many classic rock stations for years.  The song, "Double Vision"

The chapter starts out....
"I have a vision problem; my eyes are okay, but my heart doesn't see very well."

Thanks God... What are you trying to tell me this week?

What God is telling me is that I have double vision.
No doubt, God has created an abundance of beautiful things to enjoy while on this earth.  I can only imagine how beautiful the Garden of Eden was prior to the fall or how beautiful Heaven will be.
I can't even begin to comprehend the beauty of God himself in all His glory and majesty.

One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after;
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple.
Psalm 27:4
 
God gives us a taste of the created beauty now, but it is nothing like what it will be.

The double vision comes in when I fail to recognize God's beauty due to my busyness, my frustrations, my anger, my pain....

The double vision comes when  in when I call things beautiful that God calls ugly?


A couple questions this morning to help me be reminded.

Where can I look every morning to be reminded of God's beauty?
What attitudes, actions, or beliefs are getting in my way of seeing God's beauty?





Comments

  1. it is easy to get double vision. My eyes see something and wants it. But my heart says, "No, you don't need that." "But..." And then off I go, finding anything and anyone that can justify my decision. I need constant reminders that my eyes do not see clearly.

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    1. I cannot deny the need for that constant reminder as well...
      Thanks for sharing.

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  2. We should take time each day to wonder at and be inspired by God's creation, Ryan. But when we allow that to be our source of inspiration without God in the equation, that will certainly make for double vision. May we always see the natural world around us as pointing directly, and lovingly, toward its creator.
    Blessings!

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    1. I agree that without God in the equation... simply admiring the beauty without giving credit to the One who created it... simply leads to double vision.
      Creation should serve as a reminder, not a replacement. Thanks for stopping by!

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