We have eyes to see. But what do we really see? One sees a half cup of juice as half-empty and another sees it as half-full. Why the difference? This is because seeing is not just seeing a reflection like in a mirror but also involves perception. Our brain interprets what we see. This is called perception. We could see yet not perceive. We could see a picture but an artist can perceive things we do not see in the picture. To some, the picture is just lines. To others, it is a beautiful woman.
Perception And Belief
Perception has to do with belief. We interpret based on our beliefs. If we believe something is wrong then our interpretation will dictate our perception. This is why we need to ensure that what we see and hear is true and not based on the opinions of others. Where can we find truth other than in the Bible?. The word of God is like water that washes our minds from tarnished thoughts and cleanses them (Eph. 5:26). When we think pure thoughts then these are reflected in what we see. Fill your mind with sexual thoughts and everything appears to be sexual in nature. Fill your mind with thoughts of hatred and you will see hatred everywhere.
Jesus said that the pure in heart will see God (Matt. 5:8). He said we need to be like a little child and trust Him (Mark 10:15). The Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit (Rom. 14:17) and all the other fruits of the Spirit. When we are filled with the fruits of the Spirit, then we will see wholeness, not disease and disorder. Our bodies will reflect His image and respond accordingly.
He changes us from glory to glory as we behold Him Who sits on the throne (2 Cor. 3:18). God is in the business of change. We are being changed into the image of Christ. The clearer the reflection, the more we will see Christ’s image reflected in and through us. What do you see? Today come to Jesus and be changed by Holy Spirit into His image. This is the hope we have, and as we hope we will become.
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