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  • Writer's pictureShannon Bryant


Updated: Jun 26, 2020

I’m super grateful to God to be embarking on another birthday in a few days. I remember being in my twenties thinking that being in my thirties would be old, then in my thirties thinking that being in my forties would be old, and now just say that I’m thankful and very appreciative of every single day that God wakes me up.

There are some very noticeable changes that I’ve experienced thus far in growing a little older. For one, I have to be careful about how I move. Even the slightest wrong move can pull a muscle that I didn’t even know existed. I can’t shake a groove a thing like I used to back in the day. My grey hairs are multiplying and as much as I cover them up with dye they quickly and stubbornly come back seemingly bringing more with them. Then there’s my eyesight. As you can see from the picture above I now have to wear reading glasses to read my Bible. The reading glasses magnify the words so that I can see naturally with my eyes. This really got me to thinking and asking the Lord to magnify His Word in my heart so that I can see and understand spiritually; that my spiritual eyes of understanding may be enlightened.

In Ephesians 1:15-22 the Apostle Paul prays for the church of Ephesus for spiritual wisdom and revelation. To drive home my point we’re going to zoom in on verses 17 and 18a. It reads: “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened;” So, Paul is asking God to give the believers spiritual wisdom and insight that they may know God better. That the light of God would flood their hearts and impart to them His truths by His Spirit, that they would know the hope of His calling, and the greatness of His power through a deepening intimacy with Him and one of the primary ways we do this is through His Word.

God’s Word is:









Sharper than any two-edged sword.












Even though my groove thing has morphed to a simple two-step, I have to move a little bit more carefully, and my eyes are gradually getting dimmer, these are not my main concerns.

I’m grateful that by God's Spirit He faithfully opens my eyes to see His wonderful truths and life-giving instructions. I’m overwhelmed and encouraged by his precepts and it is my life goal to meditate on His wonderful deeds, to cling to His Word, seek Him in prayer, sit at His feet and be one with His will for me. Living the rest of my life spent pursuing God with all my heart, with all my mind, with all my soul, with all my strength, with all abandonment by His Spirit, turning my eyes away from worthless things and renewing my life according to His Word. Aiming at His glory.

So no wonder we don't give up. For even though our outer person gradually wears out, our inner being is renewed every single day. 2 Corinthians 4:16

“Your very hands have held me and made me who I am; give me more revelation-light so I may learn to please You more.” Psalm 119:73

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