And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind. John 9:39
Our spiritual blindness is an act of our own will, centered around the things we desire which in reality own us, causing our desire for darkness to be stronger than our desire for the light. To say it another way, it is our personal moral preferences.
Jesus said: “This is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been wrought by God.” John 3:19-31
God reveals His light in all His creation of nature, through His Holy Word, and through the very life and testimony of His Son Jesus Christ; thereby giving us and abundance of light. However, our preferences can lure us away into the spiritual blindness of sin.
We are very cautious about our normal vision and the potential which disease and aging can have upon our vision. But we often fail to recognize the effect of spiritual blindness and the greater tole it takes upon us; distorting our view of life, beliefs and our desire for things that blind us from the spiritual light. But there is yet hope for “I, the LORD, invite you to come and talk it over. Your sins are scarlet red, but they will be whiter than snow” Isaiah 1:18. God calls us into the light and the blessings of obedience as well as forgiveness from the penalty of sin.
Satan, the author of sin and darkness blinds the minds of those who do not believe in the glorious gospel of Christ who is the image of God and author of light.
Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
Here are five suggestions to help you develop your personal Spiritual Wellness Plan:
1. Examine your spiritual wellbeing. Are you spending more time walking in spiritual darkness of the world than in the spiritual light of Jesus Christ? What are your personal moral preferences?
2. Evaluate those individuals with whom you are in contact with the most. Are they drawing you into the light or away from it?
3. Spiritual blindness is an infection of sin. How are your treating yours? Jesus is the cure.
4. How is your daily spiritual diet? What are you taking into your heart and mind? Remember, what you take into your mind, you can never remove. But there is hope; Jesus can.
5. Schedule regular appointments with the Great Spiritual Physician to meet with Him in prayer daily. Jesus is open for appointments 24/7.
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Notes from the Staff @The Woods