If we want to live life to the fullest, we must choose to be a person thats seeks to see “light” . Look for the good things in the people we love and the world around us. The world is full of those who gripe and complain, feel that somehow they have been “cheated” out of what they think they deserve. In a nutshell, be a “glass half full” kind of person.
This morning I read Matthew chapter 6 as homework for the current online Bible study from Proverbs31, Finding I Am. The exercise asks that we look to the words in chapter 6 and ask ourselves two questions:
- How can what I am reading right now be daily bread to me?
- How can I make the words of Jesus in this chapter part of who I am and maybe even, redirect the way I live?
One of my favorite scriptures, Matthew 6:21, sheds light on a crucial requirement a person must adhere to if they desire to live a life that brings joy and light to the workd around them.
21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Although I love that verse, it was the verses that follow that captured my attention this morning:
22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! -NIV
The Message version states it this way:
22-23 “Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a dank cellar. If you pull the blinds on your windows, what a dark life you will have!
These verses really hit home with me, actually made my heart feel sorrow for our loved ones who choose to fill thier minds with “junk.” Focusing more on the negatives in life than the positives. By doing this we loose the gift of spiritual vision.
Spiritual vision is our capacity to see clearly what God wants us to do and to see the world from his point of view. But this spiritual insight can be easily clouded. Self-serving desires, interests, and goals block that vision. Serving God is the best way to restore it. A “good” eye is one that is fixed on God.
As a believer and a follower of Christ, I realize the supreme value of maintaing spiritual vision. I am going to make this a priority in my life and hope that you will be encouraged to as well.
Sending peace, love & happiness to all!
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