I read this verse this morning and I asked myself, What senses am I training?
We all are training something in ourselves.
We are training ourselves to believe.
We are training ourselves to learn to sit for long periods of time.
We are training ourselves to read ourselves and others better.
The list is endless.
I guess though why I bring this up is because I thought -- what do I want to be better in me?
The word "senses" stuck. I want all my senses fully functioning and full of life. I want to notice the everything with all my senses: visually, audibly, tangibly with touch -- textures, temperature, feelings in touch; taste, smells, and I'd add emotionally and spiritually to these senses for they are indeed senses very like our physical senses.
For the last few days I've been dealing with an injured eye. I accidentally got lye in my left eye which has temporarily affected my sight in some ways. I can't drive for longer than ten minutes without my eye getting all filmy. It hurts to read. I normally read several hours a day to my son and to myself. Now that time is cut down drastically. I have to periodically remove crust and goo throughout the day. And it just wears me out -- this process with my eye.
It is as I said temporary (which I am so very thankful), but it has really made me thankful for my typical eyesight. There's a reason God gave us two eyes. When I cover the left one up to give it a break my sight is not good. It is the combination of both eyes that helps me see as I need to see.
I guess i don't have much to write in the form of teaching, but I wonder if we take time to consider our senses and use them fully today and every day thereafter if we will experience ours days more fully?
If you read this today, please pray for healing for my friend Angie. She had pretty serious surgery quite suddenly this week. She is a special lady, loved by many and mom to several.