WHAT KIND OF LIGHT ARE YOU LETTING IN?

by admin on May 21, 2010

In my quiet time with God I was meditating on His word for answers to questions I had. I was preparing for a workshop and needed to get some clear direction on some things.  He, however, posed a question to me…what kind of light are you letting in?  Of course, I paused for a minute and asked What does this have to do with me needing answers to my questions?  God lead me to Matthew 6:21 which reads “For where your treasure is, there you heart will be also.” (ESV)  Then I read verses 22-23; “The eye is the lamp of the body.  So if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad your whole body will be full of darkness.  If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” (ESV) God what are you trying to tell me?  His response was:  Your whole life is determined by the kind of light you are allowing in. You need to examine what treasures you are storing up. The kind of treasures you are storing up will determine the light that will come forth. I said, well okay then; that is to the point!

 He then had me research the function of the eye; so I can better understand the question being asked.  Here is what I found: 

 The Eye is like a camera. The external object is seen like the camera takes the picture of any object. Light enters the eye through a small hole called the pupil and is focused on the retina, which is like a camera film. The Eye also has a focusing lens, which focuses images from different distances on the retina. The colored ring of the eye, the iris controls the amount of light entering the eye. It closes when light is bright and opens when light is dim. A tough white sheet called sclera covers the outside of the eye. Front of this sheet (sclera) is transparent in order to allow the light to enter the eye, the cornea. Ciliary muscles in ciliary body control the focusing of lens automatically. Choroid forms the vascular layer of the eye supplying nutrition to the eye structures. Image formed on the retina is transmitted to brain by optic nerve. The image is finally perceived by brain.  

 In simple terms, when you look through the lens of a camera, you are capturing the picture that you see before you and it is stored in the camera until you delete it. This holds true for the light you are allowing in. Just like the camera, you are focused on an image and it is transmitted by light; perceived by your brain and stored in your heart.  The light you are letting in will determine the treasures you have stored. What kind of light are you letting in?  Keep your eye focused on God by seeking first His kingdom and ALL his righteous and everything you need shall be given to you.

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