Clear Vision

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. I John 1:8-9 (NKJV)
 
When I was a child, I didn’t realize my vision was fuzzy until I put on my first pair of glasses. Faraway objects popped into focus. I saw the leaves on distant trees, which before looked like solid green masses. Seeing clearly is a blessing, but even now, if I get smudges on my glasses, my vision is blurred. 
 
The Bible tells us a veil is lifted from our eyes when we repent, believe on Jesus Christ and receive Him as Savior and Lord (II Corinthians 3:16). God’s Word comes to life and our understanding sharpens. It’s as if God fits our spiritual eyes with new glasses that enable us to see His truths clearly.
 
When we belong to God, we are commanded to keep our minds and hearts pure. Unconfessed sin in our lives will smudge the inner lenses of our hearts, plunging us into misunderstanding and confusion. When we admit our sins and confess them to God, He forgives us and once again restores our inner vision. 
 
Let’s remember to consistently confess our sins to God to keep the spiritual lenses of our hearts clean.
 
Dear Father, thank You for your abundant grace and power that keeps our spiritual eyes wide open and helps us to resist temptation. Amen.