My Father’s Eyes
by Becky DeWitt
At the moment of your birth, several comments were made as to who you may have appeared to look like in your physical features. Time brought on many changes in your appearance, as you developed to favor someone else in the family. I have always been told my entire life that I looked just like one of my father’s sisters. Early in my life, many times I was mistakenly identified as her daughter. But at a recent family reunion, I heard something that I have never heard before. Someone was looking at the family pictures on the wall and said to me, “you have your father’s eyes”.
Naturally, I moved closer in an attempt to see what the person saw. I looked and could see the resemblance, but my thoughts were in another place. Because, the minute she said those words “your father’s eyes”, my thoughts immediately went to the eyes of God. This was a topic that my Pastor had done a bible study on in the beginning of the year.
Remembering this brought back several aspects of the teaching. One question I began to ponder is, if I have my Father’s eyes, is it possible to see as He sees? But then the thought came that I needed to look like Him before I could see as He sees. To look like Him is a part of the new birth experience that connects me back to Him for reconciliation.“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away: behold all things become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17). So as a new spiritual creation in Christ, engrafted in Him, accepted in the beloved, I have the opportunity to have new eyes.
The problem that accompanies this opportunity is that my flesh has not caught up with my spirit. The outward man must die daily as my inward man is renewed day by day. (2 Corinthians 4:6). By the grace of God this process is a preparation to see like I have never seen. The renewing is through the mediation on the truth of God’s word. This daily meditation will cause the “renewing in the spirit of the mind.”(Ephesians 4:23).
I must continue the process because my “eyes have not seen, or my ears heard, or entered into my heart, the things which my Father has prepared for me because of my love for Him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9) My Father has things made ready and kept ready for me. As all of my days are written in His book of life, He is ready and waiting for me to recognize, understand, and receive everything He has planned. These revelations will come through His Spirit as He opens my eyes to see as He sees. “Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God, that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:12). I must possess the mind of Christ, the thoughts, intents and purpose, so that I will not only look like Him, but that my eyes are lifted into His realm.
Once the seed of the words “you have your father’s eyes” hit the atmosphere and penetrated my mind and heart, I began to look for the resemblance. Looking intently after the thought, I saw something. “For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7). Meditating on this even the more, I began to wonder what would I see, if I can see as my Father (heavenly) sees. Will He see my faith in this area and open my eyes?
In 2 Kings 6:8-23, the account of the prophet Elisha and his encounter with the Syrians is a revelation to how the eyes can be opened to see into another dimension. The Lord had revealed the plans and movements of the King of Syria to Elisha for the deliverance of Israel. The king was set to come against Elisha with a mighty army. Fear gripped the servant of Elisha as he went out the next morning and saw the army surrounding the city.
The first thing Elisha did was to speak against the spirit of fear. Then he spoke “for they that be with us are more than they that be with them” (2 Kings 6:18). But Elisha also prayed for God to open his servant’s eyes that he may see as he saw, which was the truth behind the scenes. It was at that point that the spirit realm was opened for the servant to see the horses and chariots of fire around them.
The prophet, the mouthpiece of God, knew and had confidence that God was with Him. He walked and exercised authority as he had the vision of God. His eyes were already opened. When Elisha prayed for the eyes of his servant, there was an elevation in the servant’s faith as he saw the power and greatness of God. He experienced a realm that he never even had a thought of before.
Many men and women of God have received great visions for Kingdom purpose. As you serve in the house, you will not be able completely embrace the vision unless your eyes are opened to see what your leader sees. You will never be able to assist him or her in the capacity that God has ordained because your eyes are not opened to that realm.
When you began to see though the eyes of God your spirit will be opened to see as He sees because your spirit is connected to His. It is in that connection that your faith level will increase, because He allowing you to see and experience His awesome glorious power. As this occurs you will began to see differently. As my sight begins to change, will the Father see that I have His eyes as He watches over me? Will I see past what He has for me and see what He has and wants for others to see? Will I begin to look upon others with His love? Will I see with compassion for the lost souls that He wants for the Kingdom? Will I see His heart for His people?
“And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.”
(2 Corinthian 3:18).Amplified
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
As a Christian author, Becky DeWitt’s writings reveal trials and tribulations as well as edification to the soul. Her books express the need to talk about Jesus Christ from the ordinary everyday perspective with titles that are uncommon and the cover art as well. Recently, her company, Blood Drop Inheritance Group launched into the area of Christian greeting cards.
Promise Cards are uniquely designed with words of divine inspiration. Currently, the different collections are located in local hotel gift shops in Myrtle Beach, The Lighthouse Christian Book Store in Conway, Jasmine Dreams – an organic Tea Shop in Surfside Beach, Balsa Bill In Myrtle Beach,The Eagles Nest Shop in Loris, and other locations in the surrounding area.
She has published four books with Brentwood Christian Press, with the latest, “Lips-Sacred or Scarred; Take Your Mouth Off The Mess and Use It For A Miracle”, receiving a review on the Publisher’s Review Page. Her articles are also published in the Christian Voice, the local area Christian magazine. She has just published her first children’s short story, Destiny’s Closet. Becky is a member of Tree of Life Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Elaine W. Green. Becky lives and works in the Grand Strand Community of Myrtle Beach, SC.