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Friday, May 20, 2005

Seeing Life Differently.

Well, it's been a while since you've seen a post up here at SLD. That's because Christian, Ryan and I have been having "tunnel vision" lately. With single-minded devotion (hypothetically), we have been studying what we learned all semester in order to replicate it clearly and coherently into a little blue book for a few hours. God is faithful: we all survived!

And now, on the 'flip side,' we should all be singing, "I can see clearly now, the rain is gone!" I don't know about them, but I am (when my eyes aren't closed in much-needed sleep).

And in honor of that, a few verses to remind us about the 'sight' that's truly important:

"For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure (vv5-7), they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins." (2 Peter 1:8-9)

"Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil." (Proverbs 3:7)

"I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe." (Ephesians 1:18-19a)

"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. " (Hebrews 12:2-3)

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