Friday, 9 May 2014

Today Reminder – 09 May 2014 (Day 7 – Everywhere)

A reminder for today
Tell them the LORD looked down from his heavenly sanctuary. He looked down to earth from heaven to hear the groans of the prisoners, to release those condemned to die. And so the LORD's fame will be celebrated in Zion, his praises in Jerusalem, when multitudes gather together and kingdoms come to worship the LORD. (Psalm 102:19-22)

When I read these verses I had quite a few pictures flashing through my head. We are often quick to judge prisoners and to frown upon their early release. There are many people in this world wrongly accused and condemned. There are many imprisoned because of their beliefs and their religion. There are so many Christians throughout the world trying to bring the gospel to people in countries where Christians are hated and killed. They are often captured, tortured and thrown into prison.

Then I thought about the prisons we place ourselves in. There are two kinds in my mind: There is the prison of safety and ignorance that we build around ourselves to block out the need of the world so that we can live in our own safe little kingdom and then there is the emotional prisons that we allow ourselves to be trapped in where we are burdened by mistakes and problems and these keep us from seeing the true lives we can have in Jesus Christ. These prisons are satan’s work to misguide us and trap us into a world where we abandon the Lord and live for our own downfall.

Today I want you to see the Lord in your eyes. They say that your eyes are the windows to your soul. What do you see when you look into your eyes? Do you see a prison that you have created for yourself or do you see a light that is burning from within? With Jesus in you there are no more walls, no more bars and no more prison cells. There is only freedom for in Jesus we have no more boundaries and no more limitations. This world no longer bounds us to its imperfections but we are lifted out of our chains and into His light. 

When you look into your eyes see Jesus and see Him through your eyes everywhere you go. Soon you will walk different, feel different and think different. You will no longer be caught in a prison cell, but you will soar with eagles high above the earth with the wind of His presence steering you on and away from despair.

Jesus is in my eyes, can you see Him?

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus