Devotions from Fil Anderson’s book, Breaking the Rules, concerning spiritual blindness

“A blind man knows he cannot see, and is glad to be led, though by a dog; but he that is blind in his understanding, which is the worst blindness of all, believes he sees as the best, and scorns a guide.” Samuel Butler

We don’t naturally see and all of us have distorted vision and blind spots. We need to see as God sees and let Him guide us to see the things that we have not been willing to see or unable to see. The author’s religious training led him to believe he was a failure and disappointment to God.  This kind of self-rejection blinds us to the truth that God wants us to see about ourselves. We are His beloved and are chosen by Him. Maybe we are scared to let Jesus tell us what He really sees when He looks at our life.  But we won’t come completely out of hiding unless we trust Him. He wants to open our spiritually blind eyes and enable us to see everything about ourselves more clearly.   We will find that He loves us and knows us better than we know ourselves. Because of who we are, in spite of what we are, God loves us!  He loves us up and down, through and through. Nothing and nobody can remove us from His presence.  May we believe His voice and listen to Him so our knowledge of His love can move from our head to our heart.  Let us be still long enough to listen to Him that we can hear our true identity declared.