Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Full of and Fixed on the Light

Hey everybody!  I stumbled upon the PERFECT verse for the Dreamer's Challenge during my morning devotional...look at Matthew 6:22-23:

“The eye is the lamp of the body. If then your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light.  But if your eye is diseased, your whole body will be full of darkness..."

If we are allowing our eyes to see gruesome, evil, horrific, or even just plain secular movies on TV, are we not "diseasing" our eyes?

By purposely exposing ourselves to wickedness, we open internal gateways that invite evil to come into our hearts, minds, souls.  Not all of us watch a lot of TV; for some of us, it is Facebook that distracts us from God, or fun reading, or a music obsession, or...the list could go on and on.  The idea is that whatever we love, we inevitably fill ourselves with.  If our foremost love is not Jesus, then we are "full of darkness,"  for Jesus is the only true Light of the world; we must always keep this in mind!  After all, 2 Corinthians clearly states that light can have no fellowship with darkness...there is no middle ground here...we must choose whose side we will serve!

So, back to Matthew 6: our bodies cannot be filled with light and our eyes cannot be "healthy" if we choose to fixate are eyes on worldly pleasures instead of on Him.  
    Whatever happens, we CANNOT take our eyes off of The Light of the World: Jesus, the only "filler" that satisfies!  Let us pray, pray some more, and pray more OBSESSIVELY!  

God bless everybody, and sweet dreams!


  1. Reminds me of the verse that tells how whatever comes out of our mouths is what is in our hearts...And the illustration of the cup that is shaken. When the cup is shaken, whatever contents come out is what is in the cup. Until the cup is shaken (we face trials) the contents of the cup is unknown. It's so easy to think we have it all together until our cup is "shaken" and we see what comes out of it. Make sense??

  2. This really struck me today... What we LOVE the most will carry out into our body/lives. I have heard this many times, but something about the way that YOU worded it really struck a chord with me....