Wednesday, February 13, 2002
SermonWatch- When the title of the sermon, "Having the Eyes of Christ" went up, I was moved, especially given the porn blogging that we'd been having the previous day. I was in tears in prayer by the end of the sermon. Pastor Milton quickly brought up Matthew 6:22-23
The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!How then do we develop good eyes? Focusing on things that are not edifying or fulfilling will get in the way of what He's got for you. To borrow the old (1979, that long?) Amy Grant song, we need to have our Father's eyes, eyes of compassion and empathy. I wouldn't call compassion and empathy components of a lustful gaze, or a afternoon watching a basketball doubleheader. Another quote he used hit me: "The focus of your eyes reveals the place of your trust." We shouldn't trust in a Unablogger babe, Jerry Stackhouse, Bill O'Reilly, Emeril or Instipundit, but God. Easier said than done.
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