"Closed-eyes & Hard-hearts"
How often do you stop to consider that the condition of your heart affects your ability to see & understand? This is heart-attitude.
Heart-attitude is a matter of perspective and will.
What is inherent in human nature that makes people unable to see?
I mean to perceive. To understand. Which is deeper. This is discernment.
What limits our ability to perceive & to understand which in turn contributes to the distortion of reality & truth?
A simple truth:
As much as time changes things, this one thing does not change: people see what they want to see … hear what they want to hear … and believe what they want to believe. Truth is NOT the Standard.
Here is why:
“Their minds are full of darkness; they wander far from the life God gives because they have closed their minds and hardened their hearts against him.” Ephesians 4
A person has eyes ... but chooses not to see.
This is “willful ignorance.”
This is “chosen blindness.”
"Willful ignorance proves that fools exist." fem-v
“Willful ignorance is the state of being ignorant about something out of choice.” ~ Zacharias Voulgaris
Closed eyes produce closed-minds. Both are the enemy of understanding.
Closed eyes & closed-minds impede personal & spiritual growth. Limit learning, comprehension & understanding. Veil: imagination, curiosity & creativity & ideas.
"We close off our minds at our own peril." ~ Harvey Lloyd
A hard-heart is the enemy of your soul. This heart condition: blinds your eyes, dulls your spirit & robs your capacity for Love, Life & Learning
It is written:
“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the well-spring of life” ~ Proverbs 4
Your words flow out of your heart before they fill your mind. Perspective & attitude are shaped in & by your heart.
“From the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks” ~ Luke 6
“The condition of your heart is probably one of the greatest secrets to optimize personal capacity.
Who you are … what you become … your destiny resides in your heart. ~ fay vietmeier
People with closed-eyes & hard-hearts have always been present. In every generation since the beginning of mankind.
However, those with “closed-eyes” & “hard-hearts” seem to be growing in a “corona-like” way.
A simple truth:
… Physical problems require physical cures …
… Spiritual problems require spiritual cures …
Willful ignorance, chosen blindness and hard-heart are spiritual problems. Spiritual conditions.
The cure is spiritual.
Sadly: for those suffering from willful ignorance, closed-eyes and hard-hearts ... the cure will not be sought. For there is not a recognition of the condition. Thus, no desire to be well or to be healed.
Here is good news:
“When the heart is ready the feet are swift” ~Abraham Lincoln
“When your heart is right with God … your life will follow.” ~ fem-v
If you desire to have your eyes opened & your heart softened this will require spiritual surgery ... which can only be done with the help of the “Great Physician” … it is a supernatural procedure that occurs in a willing heart. It requires recognition of the condition & a desire to change.
Everything in life flows from your heart.
The condition of your heart vitally affects sight & understanding.
Eye-opening words from Jesus Christ
“Though seeing, they do NOT see; though hearing, they do NOT hear or understand.”
“They have closed their eyes”
This is an act of the will. The result is chosen blindness.
Here is the cause of the inability to see & hear:
“This people’s heart has become calloused (dull-hardened)
Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.” ~ Matthew 13
The life-imparting, life-transforming point that Jesus was making:
Turn your heart toward God and be healed.
This too, is an act of will … AND it produces healing & blessing.
When Jesus finished explaining why he spoke in parables he said: “But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear.” Matthew 13
If you could see inside your heart.
Broken places … broken apart.
Has hope become a drought?
When did the Light go out?
Has the door been closed?
For uncounted reasons no one knows.
A disconnected heart so easily turns to stone.
Did you forget to forgive & refuse to atone?
Can wounds be healed that can’t be seen?
Or does that just happen in a dream?
In “human-onions” … where does one start?
Peeling layers in the heart … this is Divine art.
~ Fay Vietmeier ~
In honor of Zacharias Voulgaris for bringing to light such a vital issue.
November 1, 2020
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