Monday, January 10, 2011

Eye Opener

"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!" Matthew 6:22-23 The Message

This old line for your body, "You are what you eat"--can be the same for your soul--"You are what your eyes see." Isn't that true? If you watch smutty movies or read smutty magazines or books or visit smutty websites, where does your thoughts go? To smut. If you watch movies or read books that are full of laughter and has a good underlying moral message how do you feel inside? Uplifted and encouraged.

God gave us the gift of sight for one purpose and one purpose only--to worship and honor Him with. That is why we should stop and think before we look at somethings. Before we look, we should be thinking, "Now, how is this building my relationship with my Lord? Is it affirming it? Helping it to strengthen?" If the answer is no, then you should put it away. Far away and never to be visited again.

Because you see, what goes in through your eyes, goes straight into your mind and soul--and stays there. Forever. You can't erase it. You can't make it go away. It's just there. And the devil can--and usually will--use it to start building a wall between your Father and yourself. He will use it to create a brick of shame, a brick of guilt, of failure, of embarrassment--these bricks could go on. Don't let him!

Your eyes are such an asset to your wholeness of spirit. They are a treasure to cherish. Do so. Keep your eyes clean and wide open and hungry, gleaning all the wonder your Heavenly Father has created for you and words of wisdom that His Book has for you.

As you pray for protection, add your eyes. Your body isn't whole without them.

"In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around." Romans 12:4 The Message

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