Keep your life as well-lighted as your best-lighted room. Luke 11:36 (MSG)
34 “Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. But when it is bad, your body is filled with darkness. 35 Make sure that the light you think you have is not actually darkness. 36 If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light.” Luke 11:34-36 (NLT)
Your eye is a lamp … hmm.
that provides light for your body …
What am I looking at today?
Talking to my husband last night, actually feeling weary of the past few days, the overload of too many thoughts attacking my senses (and not even my own thoughts!). Whereas the daily status updates and blog wanderings were once anecdotal … I find myself reeling from too much information.
(Lord, isn’t your word a lamp to my feet? Those were the days of living in wide-eyed wonder, looking for God and finding him.)
Words lately lighting the way, easy access to social networking and an eclectic mix of friends. I’m instantly privy to streaming discord, hate, and rants. When my daughter comes up next to me, I toggle to another screen because of the chance someone might post an image or comment I don’t want to her see.
Lord, some days it’s enough to manage my own thoughts, manage my own household. How can I bump up against negative bombardment and not think it might effect me even in the slightest? Thank you for your word, that I can turn to it and be refreshed, encouraged, built up in your love. I pray that my thoughts and words would be focused on light, should those around me get a glimpse, they would see you in my heart. Help me to guard my heart.