Friday, January 10, 2014

Five Minute Friday ~ See

You can’t live life with your eyes closed. Well, you can, but you won’t really see. You’ll miss the sun’s rays peeking through the clouds over a frigid field of snow. You won’t see the way your daughter’s eyes light up when she giggles and gives her daddy a big hug. You’ll overlook the way your son crinkles his brow when he’s working on a really tough math problem. And you’ll miss LIFE.

These everyday snippets are more than just moments. Put them together, and they’ll pack the suitcases of your mind full of precious memories.

Sometimes – more times than I care to admit – I don’t really see. I have my head down in a screen or a book, and life just passes me by. It’s something I regret, and something that I’m trying to work on this year. Choosing to see.

Father, open my eyes and help me to really see. The abundant life you’ve given me is so much more than screens and Facebook and Instagram and texts and distractions. Give me Your eyes, Your vision, Your heart… so I can truly SEE.


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  1. Yes!! I have moved to a new state and there is so much to see here. I need to even just go outside and walk around more if anything! I love what you wrote!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Blessing to you as you discover your new state!

  2. beautifully said - I'm on the same journey to make.take time to see.

    1. Thanks so much, Lisa! So nice to know I'm not alone on this journey. Hope you see incredible things today!