Let Your Light Shine

“The eye is the lamp of your body;

When your eye is clear,
Your whole body also is full of light;
but when it is bad,
your body also is full of darkness…
If therefore your whole body is full of light,
with no dark part in it,
it will be wholly illumined,
as when the lamp illumines you with its rays.”
 Luke 11:34 and 36.

 The eye is the window of your soul.  It is a two way window.  You see out of it and view your world and interpret it by what is in your heart (Out of the mouth the heart speaks).  Other people can also see into your soul through your eyes.  Others can discern hope and joy and gaiety or the can discern discouragement, pain, and hopelessness by looking at your eyes.  What do your eyes tell others about your soul? 

In Scripture darkness and light are used in two metaphors.  One is that darkness is sin and light is righteousness through Christ.  The other metaphor is when light stands for understanding and wisdom and darkness is naivety or foolishness.  Understanding and wisdom comes only through a relationship and growth in your relationship with Christ through Bible reading and prayer as the word of God transforms you and you allow Christ to be Lord over different  areas of your life.  In Luke 11 these two metaphors go hand in hand.  Your soul can only be illumined (made bright) by Jesus Christ.  Your spirit is “quickened” or made alive when you ask Jesus to be your Savior.  But it takes the transformation of your mind through the word of God for your soul to display that aliveness.  That transformation comes as you give up more and more of your life to Christ.  When He is Lord over all, then there is “…no dark part in it, it will be wholly illumined.” 

What part of your life are you still holding onto?  Is it finances, relationships, health, fear, anger, or something else?  Once you recognize that you have not truly given rulership of that area to Jesus, call upon Him and let it go.  He can handle it much more efficiently and always for your eternal good!  Shine for Jesus by letting your eyes be bright.  Let your eyes send a message of joy and hope to this world.

 

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