Eyes to See, Not to Criticize

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Our car was dirty, dusty. We could hardly look out of the windows without being reminded that we needed a carwash. On our way home, we did just that. It was amazing to realize the clarity with which we could then see the world. We didn’t know how dirty our car was until we cleaned it! As we drove home, my four year-old daughter looked out of her clean window and, upon seeing a dirty car, said, “That car is dirty! They need to go to a car wash!”

Isn’t that just like us? God opens our blind eyes to see the beautiful Gospel and we instinctively use our new vision to see other’s blindness and comment on what they need to do to fix it. As we go through our days, interacting with those who still think like we used to think, lets be gentle, kind, and understanding—always remembering that our cleansing came from God Himself. He opened our eyes by removing the scales, the veil, and every obstacle in the way of our understanding spiritual truth. We didn’t deserve it. We didn’t earn it. We didn’t will it. Pray for your friends. Be gentle and not judgmental. Live the grace you’ve freely received and freely, without reservation, share it with others. 

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://blog.lifeassuranceministries.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/IMG_0918.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Delina Pryce McPhaull is a Christ-follower, wife, mother of 3 young children and a writer. Delina and her husband Ben, a licensed minister, co-founded Quarterlife Ministries to encourage, equip and inspire young adults (quarterlifers) to get grounded in the Word. She writes regularly on her blog, www.deliniation.com and hosts webinars for Former Adventists at www.after7.tv.[/author_info] [/author] 

Delina McPhaull

Delina McPhaull

Delina Pryce McPhaull is a Christ-follower, wife, mother of 3 young children and a writer. She writes at her blog, www.deliniation.com.
Delina McPhaull

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