The Power of One is about seeing and hearing! We live in a world where perspective matters. It can be the difference between life and death. At the root of what we see and hear is our view on the world or our worldview. Worldview is a powerful force in shaping our behavior, commitments, and actions. The Power of One seeks to engage at the level of how we see the world and all those who live in it. It is my deepest hope that it encourages you to use your power of one to change the world starting right where you are with what you have. We live in a time where there is so much to see and hear and we have more ability than ever to engage our world. We can see and hear so much and seeing and hearing are powerful tools. However, there are so many forces that urge us to be blind and deaf! May we all have eyes to see and ears to hear that we might be healed and become healers.
11-15 He replied, “You’ve been given insight into God’s kingdom. You know how it works. Not everybody has this gift, this insight; it hasn’t been given to them. Whenever someone has a ready heart for this, the insights and understandings flow freely. But if there is no readiness, any trace of receptivity soon disappears. That’s why I tell stories: to create readiness, to nudge the people toward receptive insight. In their present state they can stare till doomsday and not see it, listen till they’re blue in the face and not get it. I don’t want Isaiah’s forecast repeated all over again:
Your ears are open but you don’t hear a thing.
Your eyes are awake but you don’t see a thing.
The people are blockheads!
They stick their fingers in their ears
so they won’t have to listen;
They screw their eyes shut
so they won’t have to look,
so they won’t have to deal with me face-to-face
and let me heal them.
16-17 “But you have God-blessed eyes—eyes that see! And God-blessed ears—ears that hear! A lot of people, prophets and humble believers among them, would have given anything to see what you are seeing, to hear what you are hearing, but never had the chance. Matthew 13:15-17, The Message