For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins. (2 Peter 1:5-9)
Getting the right kind of lenses for my husband’s glasses has been a challenge since having the retina detachment in one eye and an accident causing damage to his other eye. One lens is a lot thicker than the other, plus there are prisms put in. The goal is to see as clear as possible.
Our spiritual lens also needs continual adjustment as we seek to see Jesus with clarity. The lens of faith needs the prisms of goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, mutual affection, and love. As we use these prisms in our life, Jesus will become more in focus. We have the choice to be spiritually nearsighted and blind, which could easily lead us down the wrong path, or we could focus in on Jesus and walk with confidence remembering what he did for us.
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, that you give me what I need to see you clearly. That brings such encouragement to me. I pray that I may look for you using the prisms needed. Amen
Faith tip: Choose to use the prisms of faith to see Jesus clearer.