On Friday mornings I have breakfast with a friend. During the course of our conversation, he brought up the trouble he was experiencing with a computer and printer at work. While I am no computer expert, I offered a couple of ideas to troubleshoo the problem. I could see the light bulb go off in his eyes. He had not considered the possible solution. He was just a little too close to the problem to consider a few other options.
I don’t always see things so clearly. These days I have enough trouble reading fine print- or a lot of regular sized print – without the help of my cheaters. Unfortunately the same can be true with my spiritual eyes.
This week I spoke with another friend in confidence about a matter of particular concern. I was surprised with his insight into the subject. I was impressed with his compassion. And as he spoke, I realized that I had not been seeing the entire situation with the kind of focus I need. My eyes are more than a little cloudy.
He told me that while others may see prayer as passive, no act is more assertive. He spoke to me about the need to pray. Really pray. So I will. And I’ll learn to really have absolute confidence in God’s character and His promises in my life and the lives of those who matter most to me.