New Wineskins 4 of 21 – Opening Your Heart To See the Unseen
- June 28, 2018
- Posted by: William Hurtado
- Category: New Wineskins Daily Devotional
Pray for the Holy Spirit to open your heart so you can see the Unseen today:
The faith of Moses led him to look at the things which are unseen, which are eternal. He left the splendid attractions of court life because sin was there. He gave up present and seeming good that flattered only to ruin and destroy. The real attractions, the eternal, were of value to him. The sacrifices made by Moses were really no sacrifices. With him it was letting go a present, apparent, flattering good for a sure, high, immortal good. (4T 345)
Dear Heavenly Father,
Today, Lord, I confess that I often I pray more for material blessings (the change at that job/the price on that house/the money for that item) than spiritual ones (the Holy Spirit, a closer walk, fruit), for protection of my physical health rather than healing of my spiritual weaknesses. God, I hate to admit this, but I enjoy the comforts of my “Seen,” and I am scared of how my life would change if I lost them.
Yet God, in this moment, I feel a tremor through my vein; I so crave this ability to abandon my hold onto all my stuff; like Moses–like You—I want to be able to lose all, if that’s what you choose, and never look back longingly to Egypt. I just don’t want it to be my focus anymore! God, implant in me this one desire of the Lord that David talks about,
That I would yearn to dwell in Your house all the days of my life,
to behold Your beauty
to inquire in Your temple,
to be totally satisfied to follow You alone, even if it costs me everything.
God, open my eyes to see Your reality—the true, eternal attractions—the beauty of Your self-denying character, and teach me to love You and others before myself AND my stuff! Remind me that you will “supply ALL my need according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” As Moses prayed, I also pray: “Satisfy me early with Your lovingkindness that I may rejoice and be glad all of my days!”
“The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall NOT WANT!”
Thank you, Father, that somehow, You will accomplish this thing in me, for You tell me to be confident of this: that You have begun a good work in me and will surelycomplete it until the day of Jesus Christ, in whose name I pray, Amen!
Don’t miss out on reading the only Psalm by Moses (90), his prayer of praise to the all-sufficient God. I claimed the last verse for each one of you today.
Ps. 27;4; Is. 42:16; Phil 4:19; Ps. 90:14; Ps. 23:1 Phil. 1:6