September 23rd, 2016
A famous proverb says, “The eyes are the window to your soul.” As we read in Judges 16, Samson’s eyes were gouged out by the Philistines following his confession to Delilah. During his time of sightedness, it seemed his spiritual vision was somewhat blurred. Following his defeat and subsequent blindness, his attention was drawn back to his “Sovereign LORD” (Judges 16:28).
Pride and self-sufficiency can often blind us to what God wants to do in our lives. We are only able to see our human abilities, which are at best limited. When our eyes are fixed on God’s abilities, we are more likely to follow His ways. Samson’s blindness opened the window to his soul so that God’s vision for the deliverance of Israel could be seen and God’s strength through Samson brought to bear on the rulers of the Philistines that day.
How is your vision for the things God wants to do in your life? If you are like me, it’s an everyday quest for the Holy Spirit’s perfect vision for life. I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Author: David Middendorf