Have you ever watched the videos on YouTube where people who are color blind receive a gift of special glasses that helps them to see colors properly? Their reactions are heartwarming and often tear jerking. Many of them are experiencing for the very first time just how beautiful and vibrant colors truly are. All their lives, they have viewed colors incorrectly and in very rare cases they’ve only seen the world in black and white. And in an instant, the world of colors is revealed to them! The Lord dropped into my spirit that this is how revelation comes. We may have viewed the Word of God over and over for years – sometimes reading the same scriptures many times over. But, all of a sudden, one day, in reading a verse you’ve read dozens of times before, God reveals to you something that you’ve never seen before. This often happens during times of prayer as well. God opens up your understanding to see properly – He makes known to you a previously unknown thing. The next time you pray or read the Word of God, ask God to make known to you what He wants you to see. Ask Him to open the eyes of your understanding to His Word. When you see something from His Word for the first time, it leaves you wondering just how much you may have been missing out on!
18 Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions. Psalm 119:18 (NLT)
45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. Luke 24:45 (NLT)
18 I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. Ephesians 1:18 (NLT)
18 to open their eyes, so they may turn
from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will
receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who
are set apart by faith in me.’ Acts