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the eyes of the heart...

"I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened..." Ephesians 1:18a I am convinced that nothing is more important than being able to see with the eyes of your heart clearly. Matters of the heart are some of the hardest to discern, some of the rudest of awakenings, the purest of joys, and the most important of any human existence...but so often we forget that our heart is what the enemy goes after to steal, kill and destroy. We lose sight of the lamp that lights our way and see another one far off in the distance that confuses us and begins to cause doubt that the lamp in front of us might not be the right path to follow. As John Eldredge once said, "The enemies plan from the beginning is to assault the heart...make them so busy, they ignore their heart, wound them so deeply, they don't want a heart, and twist their theology so much, they despise the heart." Restoring our hearts must be central to our existence, if we want to ever truly live. I am no expert on restoration, and I don't pretend to have all the answers, I only know what I have been through and how the Lord restored my heart on June 4, 2003 and the ways He is continuing to restore it until at last, on that final day, when I will meet my Savior face to face and final restoration will take place. I long for that day when the tears will be wiped away, when life will be filled with awe and amazement and adventure (without the fear of bears eating me). :) But until then, he gave me life, and came so that I could have it to the full. Even through the dark days, I pray I always remember that my heart is good because I am the Lord's and He is mine. "The story of the Incarnation is the story of a descent and resurrection...one has the picture of a diver, stripping off garment after garment, making himself naked, then flashing for a moment in the air, and then down through the green, and warm, and sunlit water into the pitch black, cold, freezing water, down into the mud and slime, then up again, his lungs almost bursting, back again to the green and warm and sunlit water, and then at last out into the sunshine, holding in his hand the dripping thing he went down to get. This thing is human nature." C.S. Lewis. "Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life." Proverbs 4:23

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