Sunday, December 1, 2013

Lessons From the Desert: Walk Not Only With Our Eyes, But With Our Feet

This month at Pasture Living, I'm sharing what I learned during my Israel trip and why I think this series is very relevant to healthy living. I believe being physically healthy is important, but being mentally, psychologically, and spiritually healthy is also extremely important for a fulfilling and joyful life. If you missed any of this series, click here.

Advent Day 1

Walk with Our Feet (Not just with our eyes)

Passage Reading: Judges 13-16

When Samson (means "light") saw a girl with his eyes, he started to sin. He killed so many Philistines. He stopped listening to his parents and God. Then he played around with Delilah (means "night/darkness"). What is "light" doing with "darkness?" The story of Samson teaches us what NOT to do, to be careful with our eyes and what we see because our eyes can deceive us, but to learn to look through God’s eyes.

"If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell." - Matthew 5:29

God gave us five senses to help us see the beauty of His creations. If we use only one or two senses to make decisions in life, we may get a "good deal," but maybe not the "best deal." Or vice versa - we think we may be getting a great deal, but turns out it is no good deal at all.

This tour was a "Come and Learn to Walk" tour. We learn not only with our eyes, but also with our feet. It is so wonderful and encouraging to see many senior couples in this tour, who's had much more experiences in life, learning God's Word together, and deepening their relationship with God. I hope Evan and I will continue to grow in age and wisdom together, through ups and downs of life. One of the senior couples taught me a new word: "footagraphs." They are pictures of our feet, a reminder to walk not only with our eyes, because our eyes can be deceptive (Samson story), but also with our feet.

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