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I was reading Dr. Seuss’s I can Read with My Eyes Shut to my grand kids and it made me think about all the God things we miss when we walk through life with our eyes shut and our hearts closed.

“Young cat! If you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you will learn! The most wonderful stuff!”

“There are so many things you can learn about. BUT…you’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”

God uses the circumstances of our daily lives to teach us lessons, bless us, give us opportunities to serve others, and BE Jesus in a fallen world. BUT…we need to have our eyes and our hearts wide open to the God things in our lives. If we walk through life with our eyes shut, we will miss the lessons that God wants us to learn. We will miss the blessings that God pours out amid the chaos of our every day lives. We will miss the many opportunities to serve those in need in our families and communities. We will miss the opportunity to BE Jesus to those who desperately need Jesus in their lives.

I have been guilty of walking through life with my eyes shut and my heart closed. I have missed God-given opportunities to learn and love. I have missed the blessing of serving others because I refused to see the pain and heartache of those around me. In all honesty, there have been times when I saw the pain, but my heart was closed to the opportunity to love someone to Jesus. When we live with our EYES WIDE OPEN, Life will have purpose. We will live life more fully. We will live more intentionally for Jesus.

I challenge you to live this new year 2018 with your EYES WIDE OPEN and your HEART ACCESSIBLE to the God things in the world you live in and the Jesus in the people you live with. Living with our eyes shut only closes us off to the good and the God around us. God never intended us to live that way. He wants us to live a life that’s open to Him and His many blessings. He doesn’t want us to miss out on the life we can live with Him. Live your life open to Him. Live your live with EYES WIDE OPEN and HEART ACCESSIBLE.


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