TODAY'S WORD FOR Friday, November 02, 2018:
Unable to see; lacking the sense of sight; something that obstructs vision; to lack spiritual discernment.
He replied, “I do not know whether he is a sinner. I do know one thing, that although I was blind, now I can see.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
Our dear friend, Dr. Billy Graham, years ago was trying to explain to a group of Rotary club members the joy that he experienced by following Christ. He was trying to communicate the thrill, the excitement, the exhilaration knowing where he came from and where he was going. He was trying to explain that there was a real reason for him to exist every day and it was not the pleasures and things of the world.
At the end of his talk to the club he asked if anyone had any questions. One man spoke up and said to Dr. Graham that he just could not understand that joy he was talking about. Dr. Graham responded: “I have found Jesus and every morning as I study the scriptures and walk with my Lord, I have excitement and joy.
And you tell me that you cannot see that. Of course, you can’t. You see you are blind. Try to explain television to a blind man. He can understand a little but it just does not make sense. Try to explain a sunset to him. He is blind to it.
In order to see and understand what I am talking about the scales must be removed from your eyes and only Christ can do that. He can remove them right now and you can start living and seeing a whole new world that you never knew existed just like I did years ago. God will do great things for you if you let Him open your spiritual eyes”.
We ask you today, are you experiencing the joy and excitement of knowing Jesus as your Savior? If you have not experienced the things that we have talked about -- joy, happiness and peace -- then you are spiritually blind. Satan blinds the eyes of unbelievers to God’s truth. Ask Jesus today to open your eyes today to the truth of God’s Word and ask Jesus into your heart and watch God work in your life.
Our memory verse for this week is found in Philippians 4:4.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice.
I thank You for the power of Your Holy Spirit who is at work in this world to give sight to the spiritually blind eyes of each person who seeks to know You.
These Family Devotional thoughts are written by Dr. Ken Phillips, Executive Director of America's Hunger
Solution and Ministry Director for World Bible Society, and his wife Dottie. Ken has had ministry positions
with The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, World Vision, Youth For Christ, World Opportunities International,
and World Bible Society. He also has consulted for more than 30 Christian ministries in management and stewardship
development. They have published a book called No Problems Only Situations that discusses the journey of their family.
Ken and Dottie have been married for 60 years, and have 6 children, 20 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Their
second book, TODAY'S WORD, includes 365 daily
devotionals and is now available for only $10.
Ken & Dottie Phillips
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