Thinking Clearly

On Saturday I woke up and for once my brain felt clear.   For two weeks our family has been battling sickness.  A side effect of this has been headaches due to being sick or a foggy brain due to the medication.   I  found that I had enough brain power for the basics of my job and keeping our home going but really not much more.  I knew I was in trouble when I couldn’t even write down what six times five was when I was teaching my Algebra II class.  All that to say, it is great to be able to think clearly against without too much extra effort.   It is like I woke up from a deep sleep and found my pantry empty and my pile of school work growing.

As my brain fog was clearly, I was thinking how many people are not able to think clearly when it comes to spiritual things.   Some have been told lies for so long that they don’t recognize the truth.  Others have chosen to ignore the truth instead clinging to what makes them feel better.  In 2 Corinthians 4:4, it says “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ.”  They are not able to think clearly when it comes to gospel.  For me it is a reminder that I live in a country where many are blinded to the truth.  This thought can be discouraging or it can be a challenge to pray that God would break through the blindness with his light.  So today I am choosing to pray that the eyes of those around me will be able to truly see the truth-the truth of the gospel. I am praying that God will give us opportunities to talk with people and ask questions that will make them think and start to seek the truth.  I am praying that God’s spirit will miracously come and do his work healing work so that salvation may come to this land.

Dear God, Thank you that somehow I was able to see the truth and become your child.  I pray for the people of this land that you will help them to see you and your Son Jesus.  As I engage in conversations today, give me words to say that will cause others to seek you.  Most of all, I pray for the salvation of this people despite the blindness that prevails.  In Your Son’s Name, Amen

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