Expressions of Faith: Turn your light on

First Lady Brandy Lee

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light,” Matthew 6:21-22 (NIV).

Your eyesight is a great treasure. There are many things in life that we heavily rely upon our eyesight and focus to complete. Our eyesight helps us see our surroundings, read and understand, remember, and cherish moments in life. Our eyes guide mental, physical, and spiritual reactions.

Allowing your mind to be captivated by positivity and the love of God is crucial in the guidance of your daily actions. Imagine living your life suddenly with only partial insight God has revealed throughout your years on earth. Where would you be? How would you be living? Whether your eyes are closed, peeping, sideways, one eye open, halfway open, or even too wide open—the focus it gives determines your reactions. So even during this pandemic, we must remain focused on the positive things in life. We have been given the breath of life, food on our tables, clothes on our backs, and eyes to see. Fill your eyes with things of hope, love, and prosperity. It is the key to your heart. Whatever you decide to look and focus on, your heart will remain there as well. Your focus determines just how well your life continues.

Be mindful of the things you watch and read in such a precious time as this. Obtaining the correct focus will direct your path in the right direction. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight,” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV). The more you seek God and trust Him in everything you do, He will direct you into greater! It’s simple. You must remain focused though. Do not allow events or circumstances in the world to deter you away from God. Don’t allow headlines and politics to distract you away from your relationship with God. Stay alert and have an eagle’s eye view. Your life and future depend upon it.

The crow is the only one brave enough to bother an eagle in flight. The eagle does not panic though—it changes its view. It goes above the clouds where the crow cannot breathe because of the thin air and eventually the crow jumps off its back. Change your mindset with your eyesight. Sometimes the answer to the crow on your back is in front of you, but you keep looking back to see how to get it off. Look up, out, and see your potential. You are a child of God and with Him nothing is impossible. (Luke 1:37)

Shine some light on your body today and remain focused. This is a dispensation from God where we are now being tested to see where our focus will remain. Pass the test and keep seeking righteousness. The reward is promised. “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well,” Matthew 6:33 (NIV). Eagle-up and turn your light on.