glassesDo you wear glasses? Contact lenses? My whole life I’ve had 20/15 vision. My mother used to call me Hawkeye because I could see things so well both close up and far away. Then I turned forty-five years old and everything changed. My friends had warned me about turning forty. They’d say,

Once you turn forty it’s all down hill.”

I’m more of a glass half full than half empty kind of girl, so I wouldn’t give any credence to what they said. At forty-five it became harder to read at night. Then it became a little more difficult to read things on the computer early in the morning. I realized I needed to pay a visit to the eye doctor.

During the eye exam he told me I had 20/15 vision in my eyes, which I’d heard all my life. But why was I having trouble seeing? He went through a very length medical explanation that I won’t bore you with here. Suffice it to say, I had to get prescription strength readers.

Me? Readers? Are those the funny little glasses librarians and old ladies dangle around their neck?

I put them on and everything magically became clear. I was able to see what I was reading late at night and could work on my computer early in the morning. He warned me the vision would gradually get worse, it was a part of aging. I think that was a nice way of saying I’m getting old. He informed me I would need to have annual eye visits from now own.

Today I have an eye exam. As I settled down with my Bible and cup of tea, glasses in place, I started thinking about how the lenses we wear determines our ability to see things clearly or not. This applies spiritually as well.

When we look through the world’s lenses, things like Fifty Shades of Grey and little white lies seem okay. However, when we allow God to share the lenses of His Word and we view everything through a Biblical perspective, things change.

  • Instead of watching any type of movie, we make our choices through the lens of Job 31:1, “”I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a girl.”
  • Instead of thinking anything we read or view is okay, we make our choices through the lens of Matthew 5:27-28, “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
  • Instead of stretching the truth to make ourselves look good or mistreating others, we speak and treat others because of looking through the lens of Psalm 15:1-3, “LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill? He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellowman,”

You get the idea. In fact, I’d love it if you’d add to the list, sharing scriptures that you hold dear, that help shape the decisions you make in life. We have to be careful that we’re wearing the correct lenses.

Do you need to pay a visit to the eye doctor? Do you need to have the Specialist adjust your vision or share His lenses with you? Is it time to get your eyes checked?

Fortunately, this adjustment is free. All it takes is time with Him. No appointment is needed. Walk-ins are welcome.