“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 is the focus of your life? I’m not sure that I understand your question. What will you pursue? What do you value? What are my choices? That is an insightful question. Why is that? You know that you have a choice to make. You may think that you have many choices. You would be wrong about that. Why is that? In regard to my question there are only two choices. In answer to my question you will choose one choice over another. I have no idea what you are talking about. I will make what I’m talking about clear to you.
In this life you will either choose the things of this world or the things of heaven. You will pursue the treasures of this life or the treasures of heaven. You will store up earthly or heavenly treasures. You will focus your attention on all that you can see now or on what remains unseen and is in the future. You will live your life for yourself or you will live your life for me. You will keep your eyes on me or you will allow your eyes to be allured by all that the world has to offer. Have I made myself clear to you? Yes, you have made yourself perfectly clear to me.
I have allowed my eyes to be allured by the things of this world. I have chased after comfort and pleasure. I have pursued all the earthly treasures that money could buy. I have let my focus be on what I can see in the here and now. Seldom have I thought of heaven. Storing up treasure in heaven has rarely entered my mind. I have lived for myself rather than for you. Forgive me. Everything has changed. That life is now gone. You have set me free to live my life with and for you. I am now pursuing you and the life that you have called me to live. Earthly treasures mean nothing to me. Now, I want to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Now, I want you to use my life however you see fit. Now my eyes are on you. Now my life is focused on knowing you and walking in your ways. I am at your service. My life is in your hands. I am at your disposal. I want to do all the good works that you have planned for me to do for you. Now, I want to store up treasures in heaven with you. That is very good. That is what you will do.
Lord, my eyes and life have been focused on treasures of this life. Forgive me. No longer will I attempt to store up earthly treasures. Instead my eyes and life will be focused on loving, following and serving you. Help me to store up treasures in heaven with you. Amen
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