(Matthew 6:19-29 Message)
19 “Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or––worse! ––stolen by burglars. 20 Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars. 21 It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.
22″ Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. 23 If you live squinty–eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a dank cellar. If you pull the blinds on your windows, what a dark life you will have!
Your body responds to vision. When your vision…your treasure…your perspective has eternity attached to it, immediately your whole body responds in such a way that it becomes alive!
Ask yourself: “Hows your body feeling? Does your body reflect light or darkness? Quit trying to dig deeper into this than it is. Ask this question and answer it…without trying to over spiritualize. Does your body reflect light? (joy, peace, life, love…) Does your body reflect darkness? (depression, questions, confusion, downward pull…)
Weigh yourself! Let it fall where it falls but respond with action. What are you going to do if you realize theres more darkness there and you are being consumed with it? What if there is light and life currently?
Here is a good follow up question: If you find yourself in darkness, it is a result of your vision.
How do you see yourself? How does God see you? What are you feeding on? Has you perspective become tainted because of offense and judgement? Why worry so much about what others are doing or have done rather than ask yourself what are you doing? How will you change? Will I allow the comments of others dictate my future? The report of the doctors? The challenges of life?
RISE UP – tell your eyes what to get fixed on! “Eye, let me tell you what you are going to see today. I see myself free from condemnation; free from judging others, free from the pain of the past and comments of those closest to me. I see them free from my grip and unforgiveness. I have too much to live for and eternity is at stake! My children need to see me with vision, purpose, an attitude of gratitude and overcoming whatever comes our way.
Continue to speak to yourself and make the adjustment NOW…TODAY…THIS MOMENT. There is no penance to pay…just REPENTANCE from our ridiculous selfish stronghold we have chosen to hold on to.
RESULTS: your body will begin to respond to this vision. I even believe that physical symptoms that were there we begin to loosen themselves from your life….ailments…depression…downcast…anxiety…pain.
HE IS GREATER THAN YOUR BIGGEST SETBACK!