Awakening: Open Your Eyes and Become Alive
Some mornings it’s hard to wake up. The room is cold; the covers are warm and soft. It’s dark, and it’s early. It just doesn’t make sense to get out of bed.
But you don’t have a choice; you have to go to work, so you hit the snooze and close your eyes.
Just 10 more minutes.
You wake up 10 minutes later and decide it’s time to get up. You turn off your alarm.
I’ll just keep my eyes closed for oooone more minute, and then I’ll get up.
You wake up later and notice something’s wrong: it’s light outside.
You glance at the alarm clock and wake up to a new nightmare. You are late. Way late.
Your day is off to a horrible start, and why?
You closed your eyes when you should have opened them.
What do you do when you really want to wake up?
You turn on a light.
You force your eyes to adjust as your night vision fades.
If you want to wake up, you must first open your eyes; if you want real life, you must first open your hardened heart.
Jesus doesn’t just wake us up; He brings us back to life. When you stare into his light, your soul will adjust as your darkness fades.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10, NIV)
Our bodies might be alive, but our spirits are dead until they are resurrected by His truth. Click here to tweet that!
If you want this kind of life, you must open more than your eyes.
You must open your heart; you must open your mind.
He will do the rest.
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About Jason B. Ladd
Jason is an author, speaker, Marine, and father of seven. He has flown the F/A-18 Hornet as a Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 (MAWTS-1) Instructor Pilot and the F-16 as an Instructor Pilot. His award-winning book One of the Few: A Marine Fighter Pilot’s Reconnaissance of the Christian Worldview has been optioned for film adaptation. He is represented by Julie Gwinn of The Seymour Agency.