I will be doing a mini blog series entitled The Beauty In Filtering and today I will be focusing in on part one which is going to look at the beauty in filtering what you see. To anyone who is reading this blog today, that believes God wants you to have life more abundantly (John 10:10 NKJV), I believe that this message is for you.
What if I told you that God wanted to filter what you were seeing in order to launch you to the next level? Would you be willing to stop watching certain television shows? Would you be willing to stop spending countless hours a day on social media looking at what other people are doing, what they have, and comparing yourself? Would you be willing to spend more time reading the bible daily or reading books that will edify you mentally or spiritually? When I surrendered to God filtering what I saw on social media, it began to move clutter out of the way that I didn’t even know existed in my life. It helped me to stay in my own lane and stop focusing on things or people that did not bring me closer to God but rather focus on my purpose, my gift and the calling that God had been waiting on me to tap into. It cut out comparisons, the thought of not being good enough because of seeing people on social media do things a certain way and thinking that I had to do things that way or in that timeframe, and it saved me a tremendous amount of time that was being wasted looking at worthless things instead of sewing back into the kingdom of God or operating in His will for me.
In Matthew 6:22-23 the new living translation bible reads (NLT) “22 Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. 23 But when your eye is unhealthy, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!” What we see has the power to fuel the light within us and our light is connected to our hearts, our thoughts, our actions, our speech, our bodies, and our impact that we can have throughout this world as Christ representers.
To anyone who is reading this blog today, the message that I believe God wants you to walk away with this month is to surrender your eye gates to the Lord, for it is through your surrenderance that you will gain clear spiritual perception that will steer you in the right direction, keep you closely aligned with God’s will, and ultimately elevate you to a higher level that God is trying to take you.
Lord we thank you for the mercy and grace that you have blessed us with. We recognize that our help comes from you and you alone, the creator of heaven and earth. We give you glory for being who you are: patient, Holy, gentle, kind, faithful, loving, supportive and so much more. We love you, we adore you, and we honor you father. We humbly come before you and repent for anything we have done that was displeasing to you, every moment of disobedience, delay in following your instruction, and for allowing distractions to clutter our lives. Refine us. Renew us. Anoint us. Build us. Strengthen us. Direct us. Protect us. Provide for us. Abide in us, working in supernatural ways for you to get the glory out of us.
God according to your word in Psalms 119:18, we pray that you open our eyes to spiritual truth so that we may see wonderful things from your perception. Help us to understand the power in filtering our vision so that we may set our sights on spiritually edifying things that inspire us to stay focused on the purpose that you placed us here on earth to do. Father your eyes are everywhere and you see and keep watch over everything, the good, the bad and the ugly so we surrender our eyes to you and ask that you begin the beautification process of filtering whatever may need to be uprooted in our lives. In the matchless name of Jesus we pray, amen.
Scriptures to Feed Yourself & Reflect On:
Matthew 6:22-23 NLT (The New Living Translation Bible)
Psalm 119:37 NKJV (The New King James Version Bible)
Psalms 119:18 NLT (The New Living Translation Bible)
Proverbs 15:3 NIV (The New International Version Bible)
Psalm 73:1-28 MSG (The Message)