Blind Spots

““What no eye has seen,
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”—
the things God has prepared for those who love him—”

-1 Corinthians 2:9

We are all born with blind spots. An area of the eye that obstructs vision, often called the dead spot. What about our spiritual blind spots? Our sinful nature is our blind spot. These dead spots are insensitive to God’s voice. Preventing our ability to see and understand what God’s intentions toward man really are. Praise God for his gift to us all, Jesus. We now can have insight through the Holy Spirit that dwells in us. God has given us the amazing opportunity to walk freely in the light, rather than continual stumble in the dark.

  • Blind spots may create FEAR: Many live with paralyzing feelings caused by the fear of the unknown. Often times preventing you from moving forward in life or daily activities. Through Christ we can have peace and reassurance we can overcome because He has overcome the world. Allowing us to face life and it’s challenges with courage.
  • Blind spots can be a STUMBLING BLOCK: As believers we can become a hazard to others with our careless living or behaviors. For some it’s knowing the truth and not allowing God to transform our lives through His word. Others it’s just not taking the time to get to know Him for who He really is. Therefore not reflecting God’s true character in us and His life changing power.
  • Blind spots may give you a false sense of INNOCENCE: It’s very common to try and justify oneself when unaware you truly are at fault. Reality is that no one is innocent and the minute we convince ourself we are free from sin we are mistaken. God is continually working in us and bringing us to perfection. We make a huge mistake the minute we think he’s done with us.

Our sinful nature limit us from living an abundant live apart from God. Do you want clarity in all areas of your life. We can have guidance in all areas of our lives through God’s word. His desire is that we seek after truth and start living abundantly in the knowledge of Christ so we may have light in our blind spots.

“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” In Jesus name I pray, Amen. -Psalm 139‬:‭23-24‬

Hillsong – Here I Am to Worship

“Stay encouraged & Stay in the word!” -Eunice Green

Gratitude is my attitude!

“I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” –Philippians 4:11-13

Photograph by E. Green

Ever wish you had just a little more than what you have now. Ever feel like what you have at the present time is not enough and no longer satisfying. You know, this feeling is all to familiar and many are often blinded by the vicious cycle of walking into every opportunity to have just little bit more. Unfortunately, the truth is that none of these opportunities leave us completely satisfied.

Here in these verse, Paul isn’t saying it is wrong to have little nor that it is wrong to have much. What he is trying to teach us is a state of being… content. Contentment isn’t a bad thing. Some people may believe that a person who is content is one who lacks desire, self-esteem, drive, ambition or motivation to better oneself and their future. What is prosperity? When will I reach contentment?

The word of God says if we are faithful with little, we will be faithful with much. I believe that this is speaking about both spiritual and material prosperity. God desires us to prosper, but where do we start? What does it look like? It starts with you seeking the kingdom of God, and HIS righteousness. Then all the things you NEED will be given to you.

Do you want peace of mind, mental and emotional satisfaction?

“Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.” –Psalm 73:25

“Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” –Psalm 37:4

“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” –Philippians 4:19

Hillsong – None But Jesus

“Stay encouraged & Stay in the word!” -Eunice Green

Sacrifice + Service

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” -Romans 12:1 (KJV)

Read or listen to 1 Samuel 3:1-10: v1. “The boy Samuel ministered before the Lord under Eli. In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions.” -1 Samuel 3:1-10

  • Ask yourself! Am I anywhere near serving the Lord? What does that look like? Where do I begin?
  • Now think about those things we have asked God to change in your life. Is that thing, emotion or habit, anywhere near being committed to the service of the Lord.

In the old testament all the sacrifices were brought to the temple and offered to God. From possessions, to animals/food and even people. In 1 Samuel 1:11 the mother of Samuel made one of the biggest sacrifices any mother could ever make. She sacrificed, offered and kept her word. What is yours? Samuel’s mother dedicated her only son to the Lord and the temple is exactly where she made Samuel’s dwelling place. She knew God would honor her sacrifice and He did. God’s desire is that we sacrifice from the heart and with a broken spirit. What are you willing to sacrifice? Are you willing to put your sacrifice up for service? You just have to be willing to surrender and God will take care of the rest. When God began to call Samuel he did not know him yet or at personal level. God want us to be ready for His service! His desire is to reveal Himself to each and every one of us. We just have to take those steps of faith so when he calls we can confidently say, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”

How does service look like?

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to

  1. offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, …
  2. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world,
  3. Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought,
  4. 9 Love must be sincere.
  5. Hate what is evil; …
  6. cling to what is good.
  7. 10 Be devoted to one another in love.
  8. Honor one another above yourselves.
  9. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, …
  10. 12 Be joyful in hope, …
  11. patient in affliction, …
  12. faithful in prayer.
  13. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need.
  14. Practice hospitality.
  15. 14 Bless those who persecute you; …
  16. bless and do not curse.
  17. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; …
  18. mourn with those who mourn.
  19. 16 Live in harmony with one another.
  20. Do not be proud, …
  21. Do not be conceited.
  22. 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil.
  23. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.
  24. live at peace with everyone.
  25. 19 Do not take revenge, …
  26. “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; …
  27. if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
  28. 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12 (NIV)

Are you willing to serve and fight the good fight of faith? All He needs is YOU!

Who You Are – Unspoken

“Stay encouraged & Stay in the word!” -Eunice Green