Cross Training

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“Ears that hear and eyes that see—the LORD has made them both.”(Proverbs 20:12)

Eyes and ears. We all have them. They range in color and shape and ability. My eyes? Blue, nearsighted, with a touch of astigmatism. Ears? They still don’t drain well even as an adult. All are handcrafted by our loving Father.

However, seeing and hearing don’t stop there. There is a dimension to life with spiritual eyes and ears. Look at the following verses:

“He who has ears, let him hear.”(Matthew 11:15)

“Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him.” (Luke 24:31)

Spiritual eyes see God’s fingerprints situations others would call coincidence. Spiritual eyes discern truth from lies. Spiritual ears hear God’s still small voice when others hear only the TV.

In Lois Lowry’s novel, The Giver, Jonas begins to see color in a world that is only gray. He catches flashes of it here and there and the others seem surprised when he stops and asks about it. They see nothing. He sees–red.

Is it like that for you? Have you caught glimpses of God at work? Has your ear picked up a sound when others hear only white noise?

Stop and look. Stop and listen. Spiritual eyes and spiritual ears. The LORD has made them both.


Describe your eyes and ears. What sounds do you like? What do you like to see?

You are born with eyes and ears. Is the same true spiritually?

How do you get spiritual eyes and ears?

What things have you seen with your spiritual eyes?

What things have you heard with your spiritual ears?


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