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Daily Devotional - February 8th

Feb 8, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Daily Read – Exodus 28:1-43; Matthew 25:31-26:13; Psalm 31:9-18; Proverbs 8:12-13
 
Matthew 25:37-40
 Then the righteous will answer Him, saying,
'Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink?
When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You?
Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?' 
And the King will answer and say to them,
'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one
of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.'
 
Surrender your eyes to Me and watch as the scenery changes and transforms before your eyes. In a suddenly, all things in your world becomes crystal-clear and in focus. The veil of flesh that once clouded your vision in a self-absorbed existence gives way to an exciting observation of life through My eyes of compassion and self-less love.
 
Your eyes will penetrate into the hearts of people rather than landing in judgment on outward appearances. At this point, something awesome transpires; you see Me in every person you meet.  
 
You see me in the face of the hopeless teenage boy locked up in the detention center. As you feed the homeless man, you will catch a glimpse of Me in his grateful smile. As you dry the tears of the young unwed mother, My reflection will look back at you through her eyes.
   
Yes, your vision drastically changes, but so does your heart! Life's purpose suddenly takes on a new meaning, a deeper meaning. You come to realize you’re no longer the center of the universe with all things revolving around you and your problems. Life's view broadens into a much more beautiful picture....a picture of Me.
 
Each time you touch the hurting, you touch Me. For every earthly action, there is a heavenly reaction. There is a close relationship between heaven and earth, much more than you even know.
 
How can you bless Me today?
    
I am sending them to you...open your eyes to see!

Lord Jesus, I choose to open my eyes to see you in everyone I meet.  I repent for any and all judgements I have hidden in the deep crevices of my soul.  I give you permission to remove those and fill the emptied places with your love.  I desire my life to be one that fills the lonely with hope and the floundering with direction.  That’s what You did when You sent someone along my path who saw You in me.