(I added these two posts together, because they have similar thought.)
Today, I learned to be very thankful for Periphial Vision. As I was driving down 77 in North Carolina in the rain, out of the corner of my left eye, I saw a truck hydroplane. The truck further lost control and was soon making a bee line to the right in front of me across 3 lanes to finally come to a stop in the grass on the other side of the road after doing a full 180. It was a miracle that this truck did not flip over or hit anyone else. The traffic was pretty heavy.
But why did this happen before me? Why do any bad things ever happen around us? This person nearly collided right into me. Isn’t it true that we are often faced with those around us who nearly collide or do collide into us when they are having troubles? When they’ve lost control spiritually…when they’ve hit a rough spot in the road and can’t gain their footing back.
Psa 94:18 When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.
Psa 38:16 For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.
A spiritual person will help a person that is falling into unbelief, whereas a fleshly person will just push them down further.
In that instance, when the car went in front of me, I looked to the Lord hoping the truck would not flip. And it didn’t! Perhaps as we too hope and pray for others, they will gain their footing back. When we see a “near-collision” we can be wise and be careful, and pray for those involved.
Luk_16:10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
However, after this incident, I immediately wanted to stop driving. That was scary enough! Is this not a constant attack of the enemy? He tries to scare us into quitting. God is in control of these “near-collisions” so we need not fear them happening again, because they probably will…Besides I wasn’t at my destination yet. And quitting would have caused me to miss out on what was ahead. 🙂
Tap, tap, tap…I hear on the table. My grandpa trying to get my attention and waving trying to get my attention to look out the window. I go to see…it’s a ‘lone turkey out in the field.
A few days before, I overheard my uncle, calling him an “ol’ eagle eye” after spotting a fox out in the same field.
So where did grandpa get this “eagle eye”?
He is constantly keeping a watchful eye and looking “circumspectly.”
Eph 5:15 -17 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
When I think of this word I always think back to the circumference of a circle, which measures around the entire circle. It measures the whole thing, not just measuring part of the circle. To look or see part of a situation or circumstance would be unwise. But to see it in its entirety from every angle would be wisdom.
But not only circumspectly, but with the eyes of an eagle, OR with the eyes of eternity. An eagle can fly higher than most any other bird, so it sees what other birds cannot. As those, who have the vision of an eternal mindset as the Lord does, also sees higher than others. The vision of our Lord is the highest, no one sees things like He does. So when we partake of His nature, we too are also able to see more circumspectly because our “vision” becomes wider than before.
This vision can help us beware of the order of the Lord and watch out for the enemies pitfalls .
So let us broaden our vision to be more like His, from His viewpoint, and not our own. So then we too can see the foxes and the turkeys.