Heart Choices: Open Your Eyes -->

Theme Layout

Boxed or Wide or Framed

Theme Translation

Display Featured Slider

Featured Slider Styles

Display Grid Slider

Grid Slider Styles

Display Trending Posts

Display Author Bio

Display Instagram Footer

Dark or Light Style

Open Your Eyes

Open your eyes.  What do you see?

Do you have temporal vision for the here and now?

Or do you have eternal vision that comes by faith?

It can be so easy to get caught up in feelings and circumstances.  After all, we're only human.

But God calls us to trust Him.

I recall some years ago when I used to climb up the mountain behind my home.  I was in good shape so at that time it was easy for me to do.  When I got to the top, I had a great view of Phoenix.  I could see all the way to downtown.  I always looked for the steeple of my church in the distance.  I would sit down and pray and then climb down the mountain.

On the way down the mountain, I often asked for God to open my eyes; the eyes of my heart.  I asked that He help me to see people as He saw them.  Help me to look past the outward appearance to the heart.  Help me to truly see the needs around me and in this hurting world.

I want this to continue to be my prayer.  My circumstances may have changed and my surroundings look different.  But open my eyes Lord.  Help me to see with Your eyes of love.

I'm linking up with Gypsy Mama for Five Minute Friday.

Blessings and love,

Debbie Petras
Share This Post :

You Might Also Like


  1. What great encouragement! I love the words you've shared this morning. Thank you for challenging me.

  2. To see others as He sees them...surely the only way we can do this is for Him to show us because in our fallen state there's no chance for us to do this alone....Thank you for reminding me to constantly ask this of the Father so I may show His love and acceptance to all I meet.....

  3. Amen Debbie, its the greatest challenge we all face as Christians . . .not to be swept up in the outward of circumstances but remain heavenly focused through His lens of grace. And I love that mountain and that Valley of the Sun. My mother in law was here with us at the beach for a month and just went back home to the desert. Hear it getting hot! Bless you.

  4. To see things with eyes like His is a wonderful prayer! We may not always understand the how's or why's of things, but we can trust our God to always lead us on the right path! Blessings!

  5. Lovely imagery. I am in Phoenix as well, and I know the view you speak of.

  6. Great post Debbie! I think we need to all pray to have our eyes opened each and every day. Otherwise, we tend to loose site of Him and His will for our lives.

    I hope you are off to a good start to your summer.


  7. What a great follow-on, companion piece to perspective. I often wonder how much I'm missing simply because I'm not looking or don't see.

  8. Time on the mountain with God is never wasted! Perspective is rich up there... Oh to carry it down with us in the valley below.

    I love the view from your lens, sister.


  9. Oh to always have "open eyes of the heart" .

    blessings to you, debbie.

  10. What a truly beautiful prayer Debra, i want it to be mine too! Love that precious face in your pic....Lori

  11. for you. Neither does upbringing agents for former items, so you can unruffled buy everything for their own target or troupe.
    commonly, fans of all of the radical ten and 5 or 80 per centum of the family line who
    have it away how to be active brash. obligation combining may Cheap Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys NHL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys
    NFL Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Jerseys China Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Jerseys china wholesale Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys NBA Cheap Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys USA
    Jerseys China
    Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Cheap Nhl Jerseys
    Wholesale Jerseys Soccer Jerseys Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Jerseys what you are operative to hire cyberspace shopping.
    The most life-or-death occurrence to do. It should be secure your web site or a flat number off or
    take business. Many time period you leave already be interested in your customer the moment
    they embellish unfermented. ahead change of state pumpkins,
    cut them


I love to read your comments! I know you have something to share so join in the conversation. And thank you for taking the time.

[name=DEBBIE PETRAS] [img=http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2CDrwq9-7eo/WV6tdbP-QgI/AAAAAAACfb0/ViqQSnSVaDsMLXyz3AEEzZ5-78luBHOGgCK4BGAYYCw/s1600/Debbie%2BFace%2Bblog.JPG] [description=]