Often my prayers include a petition for God to open blind eyes.
Shake them by their spiritual shoulders Lord, cause them to see the truth!
Recently this request has turned into a plea of desperation, of almost begging the Lord to do something. It seems nothing happens. People continue on just the same. No, not the same... worse!
Why Lord? Why?
And He answered me.
They are not seeking the truth; therefore they will not find it.
My hands went to my heart. Those words were revelation but boy did they ever hurt. How could someone not want to know the truth? Do I want to know the truth?
The more I thought about it, the more apparent it became that there is a lot of seeking going on but it's not for the truth. It's for self. It's for philosophy, metaphysical discoveries, political winds or religious trends that will at long last deliver nirvana.
All the while real truth is out front jumping up and down, waving hands, calling. He is not wanted though. He is rejected. Yes, He. Jesus is THE TRUTH!
Search all we want but we will not find. We will not find until we seek Him. If we think that we can discern any truth whatsoever without Him we are sorely mistaken. We are fools.
I have a new prayer now.
Have mercy on us Lord. Soften our hearts enough to see the reality of our own foolishness. Destroy the idols within us that cause deception. Capture us and instruct us according to your ways and your will.
If you do not know Jesus but you want to then take a stroll down the Roman Road.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.