Thursday, August 20, 2009

Day 1 - I am Blind

Today's Reading: John 1
(Please read John 1: 1 - 51 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my "Count Down 5" from this blog)
It is painful to hear Jesus told me that I am blind. It is also a blessing for me to understand that I am blind. I need Jesus daily to open my eyes to see - to be able to see and focus my eyes to what John the Baptist saw in John 1: 29, 36:

“Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”

It was a moving and stunning moment as I started to read John 1 to prepare writing this “Day 1” spiritual journal. The Lord opens my eyes to see three things:
1. Light
The word “light” appears seven time in John 1 and that is from John 1: 4 to John 1: 9. I should not be a blind person but lots of time I am blind because I am in darkness. I can be able to see only if there is light. The more light there is, the more clearer I can see. Sometime you even can see the dust floating all around your room when bright sun light comes in.

2. Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world
I need the “light” to see and focus my eyes and life on Jesus. Jesus is the light(John 1: 9). I need Jesus to be able to see Jesus! I look upon so many things but rarely to Jesus daily. By this wrong “seeing”, I am blind and live in darkness and yet I do not know. Only if I can “see” Jesus daily that I am able to invite Jesus to take away my sin and that I can see the things Jesus wants me to see.

3. See
When I was receiving and meditating the messages above, I was about to write this journal. I thought I understood what the Lord told me. But Jesus said, “Wait, not enough. Count how many “see” in John 1.” Then I counted and said, “Lord, there are 20 words of “see”.” He then said, “Go and find out how many words of “see” in Greek of those 20 “see”.”
I found seven and here they are:
1/ Blepo(John saw Jesus, John 1: 29) – To see with physical eyes

2/ Theaomai(We have seen his glory, John 1: 32, 38) – to view attentively and contemplate as in a Greek’s public show.

3/ Ide(Behold; Look, John 1: 29, 36, 47) – As an utterance of one who wishes that something should not be neglected by another..

4/ Horao(No one has ever seen God; I have seen and I testify that this is the Son of God, John 1: 18, 34) – To see with the mind, spiritual eye. This is the only Greek word for hearing!

5/ Eidon(Come and you will see, John 1: 39 two times, 46, 47, 48, 50) – To see, to know, to perceive and to visit.

6/ Emblepo(Jesus looked at him, John 1: 36, 42, 43) – To turn one’s eyes on.

7. Optano(You will see greater things than these, John 1: 50, 51) – To allow one’s self to be seen. Matthew 5: 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Dear Lord Jesus,
I give thanks to you for this time to be with you and see you. Help me to be pure in heart. To be transparent before you and other people that I can see you and those things you prepare for me to see. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

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