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Good Eyesight/Bad Eyesight – Beloved Women – November 6, 2023

READ: “Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness.” (Luke 11:34 ESV)

TODAY'S ENCOURAGEMENT: Within each of us are two dueling natures, and primarily what we feed thrives. As Christians, we are called to be light in the world. Our eyes are the light of the body, so “when your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness.” Dueling natures.

So what are you feeding your eyes? Do you struggle with spending too much time surfing the internet (like I sometimes do)? Or are you sharpening your vision by spending time in God's word, helping others, and enjoying camaraderie with like-minded Christians? What do you spend your time watching and reading? Do you read the Bible regularly (reading is fundamental)? Taking this a step further, are you consumed by angry thoughts that you continue to feed? Do you love a juicy story, but all of a sudden find yourself talking more about people instead of praying for them? Is what you see affecting your thought life and your interactions with others?

Since I wear glasses and contact lenses, I practice proper eye care to maintain my vision.  As I'm getting older, I recognize how much my eyesight has changed, so a more significant effort is required to ensure my vision is clear. The same is true of our spiritual eyes, which is the lamp for the whole body.

PRAY: Lord open my eyes so that I see things the way You see them. Change my heart so that my vision is changed. In Jesus' name, Amen.

REFLECT: How is your eye health? How do you deal with changes in your vision?

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