Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Double Vision

Seeing straight today? Anything blurring your vision? Anything keeping your focus off of Christ? It's a challenge to keep our eye on the world around us (in a normal, constructive way) and to keep another fixed on Jesus. But, we can do it. We simply must choose to refocus.

Take a look at this passage from Luke 11:33-36: No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or crypt or under a bushel measure, but on a lampstand, that those who are coming in may see the light. Your eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye (your conscience) is sound and fulfilling its office, your whole body is full of light; but when it is not sound and is not fulfilling its office, your body is full of darkness. Be careful, therefore, that the light that is in you is not darkness. If then your entire body is illuminated, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright [with light], as when a lamp with its bright rays gives you light. [Amplified Bible (AMP)]

Wow! Crazy isn't it that we can even think that the darkness in our life is somehow LIGHT!?! We can be so easily deceived that it all gets backward in our head. And, the way we begin to think affects how we feel. And how we feel affects how we act. In no time, we find ourselves in a heap of trouble all because we got our eyes off the true Light of life.


So, take some time to refocus. Fill your heart and mind with the Light of the Truth of God's Word. Make His perspective the lense you view life through. It will change you and bring healing in the process of recovery. Think about Jesus' words from John 8: 12: "...I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

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