To summarise all we learned about spiritual vision last night:

1. There is more to life than meets the eye. ’Life is so much more than what your eyes are seeing.’ (Kutless, ‘What Faith Can Do’) If we limit ourselves to our five senses, we will miss out on so much that God is doing.
2. Spiritual vision starts with seeing God. God is the start, middle and end of everything. The world does not believe this, and it requires courage and faith to stand against the tide. ‘You will find a way if you keep believing.’
3. Seeing God causes us to worship Him. Worship pulls together everything in heaven and earth, in creation and Cross, in history and salvation. It prevents us from being distracted by all we see around us. It puts things in the proper perspective and helps us to have integrated lives. Moreover, we are given the assurance of forgiveness and acceptance as we worship so that when we fail, we can pick ourselves up and start again, knowing that the blood of Christ cleanses from all sin: ‘Even if you fall sometimes, you will have the strength to rise.’
4. Seeing God causes us to serve Him. Both Isaiah and John responded to their vision by serving God in humble obedience. We need to do the same. Our primary task is to believe in the One God has sent. Faith then leads us to live out what God has called us to do.
5. Spiritual vision is long-term vision. It will mean ‘looking ahead’, looking beyond our circumstances, seeing a reality that is by faith and not by sight. We may not ‘possess’ all we long for in this life. If we don’t, we‘re in good company! But that does not mean it will not come to pass. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Gal 6:9)

We also had a belated birthday to celebrate!