Have you ever had your glasses fog up with a sudden temperature change? Or perhaps condensation accumulates on your window, blocking your view of what you can see outside. This happens when I see the world around me through my limited, human perspective leading to foggy eyes of my heart.
Prayer is like my super powered Windex that allows me to clear my vision and wipe the fogginess of what I see. This clarity allows me to moderate my desires for the things of this world, and keep my sensual side in check, allowing me to enjoy but not overindulge. My passions are rightly ordered. I become more balanced in my consumption of things, drawn towards simplicity and wanting to leave a more modest physical footprint on the world. I have a supercharged faith about the larger plan rather than my plan and can show up and ask how I can help.
As I see with clear vision, I’m more concerned about matters of the heart. Seeing with clarity, the way God might see, allows me to take action at the divine tugs on my heart. This clear lens and purity beckons me to touch those I encounter with compassion, mercy, and love. This modest perspective allows me to participate in God’s grace living with purpose and peace. Living another day building heaven on earth, sharing in God’s goodness with clear vision.
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.Ephesians 3:16-19
Thank you Lord for showing me how modesty leads to clear vision and a pure heart