Why SEE?

I recently updated my “About This Blog” page and wanted to share that here. I am currently going through the “Armor of God” Bible study by Priscilla Shirer and was struck by a truth she highlighted on the very first day:

“To be confident and victorious, you’ve got to be able to see it.” (Priscilla Shirer #ArmorofGodStudy)

The it she refers to is the power and strength available to us through Jesus. We can’t live victoriously confident lives unless we are able to SEE Jesus for who He truly is. So with that powerful truth in mind, I set out to update and clarify the purpose of this blog:

“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 1:18-19

I want to see Jesus.

I long to have my eyes opened to see things as they truly are, not through a  dim mirror or with a veiled face, but unobstructed and clear.  I desire to see Him in all of His power and glory, causing all else to dim in comparison. We have an enemy who seeks to blind us to the truth of God’s power and strength. Yet, we have a very real God who has already given us everything we need in order to walk confidently in the light of His Truth (Ephesians 1:17-19).

The first step in triumphing over our enemy is to SEE what we already have in Jesus, and to SEE God as He truly is.

The purpose of this blog is to challenge myself, my children and others to SEE God more. To ask God to open our eyes to be able to SEE Him in the big moments and the small.  To seek His face in our every day lives.  To have our eyes opened to the Presence of God in this life, while anxiously anticipating seeing Him in the life to come.

We see so much evil all around us.  We see darkness and hatred.  We see violence and brokenness. Lord, let us SEE You.  Let us SEE Your righteousness and Your goodness.  Let us SEE Your power and Your might. Let us SEE Your love and forgiveness.  Let us SEE a glimpse of Your glory.

And in SEEing may we experience Your true power which enables us to live life victoriously.

SEE

Much love,
Jen

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