“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! Matthew 6:22-23 (NIV)
What has the focus of your attention? What are you allowing yourself to see with your eyes? Is this an important question? Yes, this is a very important question. Your entire destiny will be guided by what you allow yourself to see with your eyes. What you allow your eyes to see will become the thoughts of your mind. The thoughts of your mind will become the actions of your life. The actions of your life will define who you are and what you have done. So, I had better think long and hard about what I am allowing myself to see with my eyes. That’s right.
You have very important choices before you. What are my choices? You can choose to focus your eyes on what will fill your heart and mind and life with light. You can choose to focus your eyes on what will fill your heart and mind and life with darkness. Obviously, I don’t want to focus my eyes on what will fill my heart and mind and life with darkness. No, you do not. How can I focus my eyes on what will fill my eyes and heart and mind and life with light? You must choose to focus your eyes and heart and mind and life on me. In choosing to focus your entire being on me, you will also be taking your focus off the world and all the darkness that is in it. You will walk on the path of light with me. That is what I want. That is what I will do. I will walk with you through life. That will be every good.
What can I expect and look forward to as I walk through life with you? What will I see as I keep my eyes focused on you? You can look forward to knowing me. You can anticipate being able to know and do my will. You will walk in my ways. You will go where I send you. You will do what I ask of you. It will be your joy to live your life with and for me. As your eyes and heart and mind and life are focused on me you will see me using you to bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name. Your focus will no longer be on the treasures of this life. Your focus will be on the rewards of heaven. You will live with eager expectation to the day that you will come to live forever in heaven with me. That is what I want. That is what will you will have as you live your life with and for me.
Lord, my eyes have not always looked in the proper direction. That is an understatement. I have allowed my eyes to see what has brought darkness into my life. No more! Now, I will focus my eyes, heart and mind on you so I can live the life you have for me. Amen
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