Dec 30, 2008

Seeing Jesus

I’ve found that people see what they’ve been trained to look for.
• If you’re a dermatologist, you’re going to see people with bad skin
• If you’re a dentist, have you noticed how they’re always looking at your teeth?

Not only do we see what we’ve been trained to look for, but we see what we’re looking for.
• If you’re looking for zits, you’re going to see people with zits everywhere
• If you’re looking for cranky people, you’re going to see em’ all over the place after they’ve just spent all their money on Christmas
• If you’re looking for problems and mistakes, you’re going to see people with all kinds of problems everywhere.

We see what we’ve trained ourselves to look for, and we see what we’re looking for.

Now, here's the million dollar question: When's the last time you've seen Jesus?

And because we’ve lived so much of our lives without looking for the signs of Jesus everywhere and in everyone, we’re going to have to retrain our eyes to see Jesus.
And when we do that, you’re going to see Jesus at work everywhere.

This is so important because if you’re not looking for Jesus, you’re not going to see Jesus at work. And if you don’t see Jesus at work, you’re never going to be able to join Him in His work.

Do you see God at work in Jesus in your daily life? It's not that God has stopped working. We've got to retrain our eyes and start looking for Jesus in our daily living.

And when we do, I think we'll start seeing a lot more of Jesus.

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