In the world but not of it

September 8, 2010

The eye gate…

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“Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. Matthew 6:22

Sometimes when you see a particular statistic it shocks you simply because it appears to be unbelievable but when you dig into the data behind it you realize it is true and then you are shocked for a different reason.

One such statistic is that in America people watch television an average of twenty nine (29) hours per week which when calculated over the average life span of a person in America equals thirteen years of devoted, uninterrupted time in front of the television.

Imagine that…thirteen years of your entire life sitting in front of a television. Can you be honest enough to calculate how much television you watch and see where you fall into this statistic?

The eyes serve as a gate and what we allow for entry ultimately shapes our thinking and behavior.

Consider for a moment all the “unclean” thoughts you might have during a given week and then consider how you and your family would react if those things you took in through your eyes were manifested in a physical reality and showed up at your front door.

This wouldn’t be a pretty picture…

Sometimes we look at a person who we know is a believer and we say they are “glowing”. What we are really saying is that the reality of the Light that has filled them is so great that it has resulted in an outward radiance.

How does this initially happen? It begins with that a person takes in…


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