Open My Eyes

Open My Eyes


Julie Woodley, M.A.


“Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.” Psalm 119:18

We receive our blessings where God calls us to go. I don’t want to miss out on God’s best for me. As it says in Isaiah 6:3: “He equips us in this place. Our best weapon is to hear with our hearts the voice of God—He will protect, lead, restore all that has been taken.”

Jeremiah 29:11: “I know the plans for you says the Lord God, plans for a future and a HOPE!”

As I look at the Scriptures I see that God has a plan made just for me!

Isaiah 6: “This is the way walk ye in it!”

When we walk with the Spirit in our calling and when the enemy comes, the Lord will raise up a barrier against Him. When God gives us a vision, He will make the path clear for us.

You see, strength doesn’t come from overcoming the obstacles you once thought you couldn’t.  We can’t give up. We need to keep moving through the storm.

Stay here in the third heaven! This dwelling place with God! As we are united with our Lord he reminds us of the many graces that He gives us. I have to admit I am in awe and wonder of this third heaven.

This third heaven is where I long to reside. It is the place of protection, this dwelling place is where I experience true intimacy and love like I could never comprehend… a place of glorious fellowship.

When the storms come crashing in He calls me back to this place. I’m not afraid to love in this place, I brave to go the extra mile because in this place I experience an extra measure of grace and love. Nothing can drag me down or discourage me in this place.

What a joy it is to be fellow pilgrims. I’ll bring my brokenness and you bring yours. We may not always be focused on our path, but find joy in the journey.




Julie Woodley, M.A., is the founder and director of Restoring the Heart Ministries. She is the Ministry Outreach representative for Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center.