Are you ready for a surprise? You BLINK 22 times every minute. Each blink takes you about one-fifth of a second. Therefore, if you take a ten-hour automobile trip, averaging forty miles per hour, you will drive twenty miles with your eyes closed.
I know a fact far more surprising than that. Some people go through life with their eyes closed. They look but don’t really “see” . . . they observe the surface but omit the underneath .
For this first Sunday of the new year I will be doing a teaching called Blink 22.
Here is the outline for this Sunday.
Pastor Steve Lummer
Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. Luke 24:45 (niv)
Formula for the future – HINDSIGHT + FORESIGHT = INSIGHT.
Jeremiah 5:21 These people, who have eyes but do not see, who have ears but do not hear:
Mark 8:18 Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear?
Some people “see it” when others don’t; they “get it.”
We all fall into three “sight” levels:
(1) Those who will never see.
(2) Those who are nurtured to see.
(3) Those who naturally see.
Don’t get discouraged if you cannot see very good.
Mark 6:50-52 (nasv) for they all saw Him and were terrified. …for they had not gained any insight from the incident of the loaves, but their heart was hardened.
FIVE STEPS OUT OF UNNECESSARY BLINDNESS
1. OPEN your eyes.
Open my eyes that I may see Psalm 119:18
2. THINK further than your emotions
The seventh time the servant reported, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.” 1 Kings 18:44
3. APPLY the scriptures to everyday living
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. James 1:22
4. DIG deeper
“Launch out into the deep” Luke 5:4
5. CHANGE your view to God’s view
God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore. 1 Kings 4:29 (niv)
It will happen suddenly, quicker than the blink of an eye. At the sound of the last trumpet the dead will be raised. We will all be changed, so that we will never die again.” – 1 Corinthians 15:52 (CEV)