Day 6: The Power of Sight

6 Jan, 2021

The Daily Word: Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
Genesis 13:5-15:21
Matthew 5:27-48
Psalm 6:1-10
Proverbs 1:29-33
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are–northward, southward, eastward, and westward; for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants a forever.” – Gen. 13:14-15

Lift your eyes. Look from where you are. Take your eyes off your present circumstance. “For all the land which you see I give you and your descendants forever.”

God was asking Abraham to use his physical eyes. But on this side of the Cross, God is asking you to use your spiritual eyes. Remember that the old covenant is a shadow of things to come; but the new covenant is the fulfillment. When you spend time in prayer, what do you see? Where do you see God taking you? What kind of work do you see Him giving you as a career? What kind of spouse and family do you see Him blessing you with?

If Abraham hadn’t lifted his eyes and looked, he would have had no vision to inherit. And if you and I don’t spend time in prayer to “see” what God is showing us, we will have no idea what He wants us to pray for.

Take time today to seek God in prayer. Ask Him to show you what your life will look like: 5 years, 10 years, and 30 years from now. Ask Him to reveal your inheritance. And – if it’s really from Him, and not from your own wants and desires – trust that He will give it into your hand.


Father, thank You for allowing me to see my inheritance in prayer. Lord, open my eyes that I might see! I am so grateful for everything You’ve given me, in Jesus’ name.

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