“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. 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! (Matthew 6:22)
Guard your eyes from distraction
The health of our spirit is measured by the extent we are fixated on Jesus. Human desire, ambition, and distraction are three of the biggest culprits to letting darkness into our spirits, and ultimately our bodies. We are the light of the world, a city on a hill (Matthew 5:14). Our ability to carry out this call depends on how we fasten our eyes to Jesus. When we focus on only our own interests, instead of the business of heaven, we miss out on what God is doing in the earth today. Even more, we miss the joy of a life in relationship with the father. Stay enamored with Jesus’s love, words, and perspective by setting your sight on Him alone, guard your eyes from distractions of this world.
How do you let your daily life determine your focus? Do you allow inconveniences and emotions to dictate where your eyes stay looking? There is a greater place to look, from heaven. God looks from heaven and laughs (Psalm 2:4). You, too, are seated in heavenly places, able to respond with joy to the life in front of you.
“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:6-7)
From this place, God has much to show us.