Eye of the Needle


The World's View:

Jeremiah 5:21 Hear this, you foolish and senseless people, who have eyes but do not see, who have ears but do not hear...

The Disciples' View:

Matthew 13:16 But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.

I am not quite sure about each and everyone of you, but sometimes I feel that I get lost in translation of my every day demands.  For instance, I have found this week that I have had no quiet time and no time to arm myself in the morning for a spiritual day's battle.  Yet, I wonder why I find myself lacking and at sometimes frustrated in not finding my way.  I have given in to the bleakness of this World View and have found myself stating that things are only going to get worse. 

The thing is that I have suffered and perservered over these past 9 years in my life.  My mother suffered two heart attacks and a bout with breast cancer (she is still with us).  I was diagnosed with Malignant Melonoma before the birth of my second child in December 2004.  I have struggled through some personal dilemmas in trying to lead a Men's Ministry between those who "want to see" the light and those that flee from that light. I have also struggled with conflicts at work. And I have dealt with my wife getting very sick this past year only to discover that it was a viral myosis that attacked her muscle composition. 

Hear is the kicker, each time I have perservered through each trial and tribulation only at the falling to my knees and trusting and obeying the only One in my life who is control of it all.  Through prayer, devotion and obedience I have been delivered through each of these painful events.  I have also learned that the more that I am in the Word and in Prayer the more clear the true path becomes.

However, I have found in this season that I am in, whether that is a season of self-pity and/or just plain fatigue- I can hear Paul saying, "That which I know I shouldn't do- I do! And to that which I should do, I do not do." (Paraphrase from Scripture).

So what is my game plan?  To get back to His Word and to my Prayers today and each day until I can see much more clearly.

What about you?