In whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
2 Corinthians 4:4
What we see, depends on what we focus on. This holds true in our ability to see God in our daily lives.
For instance those who just paid for a new car, as they have it registered, insured, have the glass tinted and fitted with additional accessories, their mind is so filled with thoughts about the new car that they can quickly spot similar cars. For the ladies, they easily notice fine details of what another lady wears, and even the brand and cost of the bag and shoes. These examples show how focus determines what one sees.
Many people are not aware of God’s presence in their lives. So many concerns and worries crowd out God from their minds. How do we see God in every area of our lives? This needs grace, because most of us are blinded by Satan. Only God can open the eyes of the blind. Jesus has paved the way for the spiritually blind to see. And it requires a moment-by-moment dependence on Him and a conscious awareness of God’s presence in what we do everyday.
The ability to see Him indicates one’s level of maturity. “Spiritual growth is the increasing awareness of God’s presence in our lives and to respond accordingly.”
It is very tragic to have eyes that can’t see but it is more tragic to be blind spiritually. May God’s grace enable us to be aware of Him and experience Him daily in our lives.
In the secret of His presence how my soul delights to hide!
Oh, how precious are the lessons which I learn at Jesus’ side!
Earthly cares can never vex me, neither trials lay me low;
For when Satan comes to tempt me, to the secret place I go.
-Ellen L. Goreh