Sometimes I plod through the mundane routines of life with my eyes half closed, assuming without contemplating, surviving without experiencing, skimming the surface without searching the depths.
Years ago, I displayed a stereogram picture in my office – one of those two-dimensional kind that if you stare at it just right, it turns into a completely different scene. Co-workers would stop and stare at the multiple images of a wolf in rows, a rather uninteresting picture on the surface. After staring for a few moments, they would suddenly exclaim when the repeating wolf heads changed into a completely different scene - a wolf standing on a cliff (or howling, or something, I don't recall). I never could see it, no matter how hard they tried to explain it or outline it for me. I would stare at it for hours hoping to see what everyone else could see, but I never could.
I don’t want to skim along the shallow surface and miss reality. God wants us to open our eyes, search the depths, look beyond preconceived notions and live beyond a limited faith packed neatly in a tight little box. I want to live surrounded by “aha” moments. I want to see the link between His Word and the circumstances around me, to hear Him speaking into my heart, like those “aha” moments when my co-workers suddenly saw something completely different from a changed perspective. I want to live like I am seeing the wolf standing on a cliff, perceiving beyond the obvious.