Use Your Tools!

This is an update post from Friday’s eyeball issue.

There is nothing wrong with my eye parts, and everything is normal “for my age” (don’t you love that phrase?). Nothing is falling apart, so that was good to hear!

I was overdue for a regular eye exam, so the only thing left to check now is my actual vision.

I should have known it would be something so simple.

You see (get it?), I already wear bifocals. Usually on top of my head where they do absolutely no good at all. The top of my head doesn’t need to see the ceiling!

Maybe if I actually used the tool at my disposal, I wouldn’t be giving myself a pain in the eye from eye strain.

We often do the same with our faith.

How many spiritual tools do we try to get by without using, wondering why things are so difficult??

  • Prayer, besides grace before a meal?
  • Bible study and application?
  • Worship, even when we’re not in a church service?

Somehow we just forget. We get out of the habits of spiritual discipline, and replace them with other things.

Just like my glasses. Even writing this post, I had to remind myself to put my glasses back where they belong– back in front of my eyes.

What a difference they make!

And what a difference it makes when we pursue spiritual health using the tools we have at our disposal.

  • Our vision is clearer and brighter.
  • We can see God’s hand at work in the details of our lives.
  • We become aware of the needs of others, as well as how we can do our part to meet those needs.

What about you? Is there a tool you’ve forgotten to put to use lately? Today’s a great day to pick it up again!

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15 NLT

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