Are You Walking in the Light or Stumbling in the Darkness?
Matthew 6:22-23 (KJV) 22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
If someone “squeezed” you, would God’s Word come out or would the cares and woes of the world spew forth?
Where’s your focus? What are you looking at and hearing day and night? This is very telling. You can’t be glued to the “news” and wonder why it seems so hard to pray and connect with God. Is it any wonder you feel depressed, like there’s a gloom cloud over your head? Like I’ve said before, garbage in, garbage out! You can’t feed on negative things and expect positive results.
The light of the body is the eye. Your eye is the door to the light, which refers to spiritual revelation. So whatever you’re looking at (or hearing) is going to light you up with that. If it’s positive and god-centered, then your light will be beneficial. But if what you’re looking at is evil, negative, gloom and doom-centered, that light will actually be darkness. And you know what happens when you’re walking in darkness, you can easily stumble and fall. And that, dear brothers and sisters, is a recipe for disaster.
Not only that, when your eye is single, when you focus only on that which is good and godly, then your entire body, your whole being, will be full of light. You’ll function better, be healthier, and be more in tune with God. Now that’s good news!
So what can you do? First of all, you have to shut off the flow of negativity to you. Turn off the TV, guard your heart with social media and negative friends and family. We live in a very negative world flowing in a torrent of negativity, so it’s going to take effort to swim upstream against the current. But you can do it; otherwise, the Lord would never have commanded you to do it. He knows what you’re capable of and you were born for a time such as this.
And above all else, make sure you get into God’s Word and get God’s Word into you. That’s where faith comes from and that’s what is going to sustain you in this hour!
Romans 10:17 (KJV) 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Hebrews 13:5b (KJV) 5 … : for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Hebrews 13:8 (KJV) 8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (KJV) 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Ephesians 6:12 (KJV) 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.