Proverbs 6 3-6-19

If we are open to God, we will see Him at work around us. If we are looking for sin, we will find it-or, it will find us!

25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty [with your eyes] or let her captivate you with her eyes [looks, gestures, and suggestive body language],

Let’s expand this scene. What captivates your eyes: a great automobile? A new outfit in a catalog or ad? New tools? A new gadget? And, of course, any sexual scene from commercials to movies, whether inferred, implied, or overt. Why? Because our society has trained us to look for more than what we have, to want more, more, more!

Sole Sufficiency is finding our satisfaction in Christ Jesus. We look to Him for our sustenance and to meet our every need. When we are looking at Him, we see what He sees: God at work around us.

Jesus gave them this answer: “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. Jn 5:19

We must train ourselves to see what Jesus sees. Let’s ask the Holy Spirit to open our eyes to godly things and to turn away from anything ungodly or anyone acting in an ungodly manner. Even if it’s not necessarily wrong or bad, it can distract us from what God is showing us. Let’s fix our eyes on Jesus; He started our faith and He will finish it.

Try this experiment to prove that we CAN train our eyes to see what we want them to see:

Clear your mind, and take in the room around you. Got it?

Good.

Now, before you take a second look, consider this word:

BLUE

Now look again…

Did that change what you noticed?

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Now, before you take a third look, consider this word:

YELLOW

Now look a third time…

Did that change your perception?

For many of us, a simple priming of a concept (or color) will result in a change in what we take in. We do not SEE anything different or new, but we change what we PERCEIVE! We even change WHERE we place our attention!

Taken from:

No Brain, No Gain! …Going beyond the EYE

Scientific American Mind

Credit: Melissa Thomas

Most folks have trouble separating the eye and sight.

But if you think about it, sight really does not happen in the eye… it takes place in the BRAIN.

On a rudimentary level:

  • We SEE a mixture of borders, shades and colors.
  • We have to process them to appreciate them as shapes and forms.
  • FURTHER processing is needed in order to identify
    • WHAT the form is, and
    • WHERE the form is, and
    • to discriminate the figure from the background.

In fact, most of what we appreciate visually is the result of a much greater VISUAL PROCESS.

We seldom see the world as it is… the world we see is a projection of ourselves, based on our interests– in general and in the moment.

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