Matthew 6:21-23 NIV
[21] For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. [22] “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. [23] But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

Observation:  Jesus points out that what one treasures, one thinks about, focuses on, concentrates one’s energies on, puts the bulk of one’s time into. What one focuses on, what one sees as important, or sees at all, matters…deeply. Lost (invisible) people matter to God. Lost (invisible) sheep are sought and found. Lost (invisible) people are to be warmed and fed.
Application:  I think about church – a lot. I focus on Jesus in prayer and Bible reading – first thing in the morning – sometimes. I put the bulk of my time into committees, teams, leaders. But, I worry about family; am concerned about finances; cry over the lack of a house. Jesus and His Kingom are A priority for me. But, can I honestly say they are THE priority? No, I can’t. Yet, the call is to seek FIRST the Kingdom.  I see found people far more than i see lost people. I see church people far more than un-churched people. What God sees, I often miss (overlook-purposely?). Just like Abraham saw 3 strangers and God knew/saw that it was YHWH and 2 others (angels?), I see things far differently from how God sees them. His ways and thoughts are much different from my ways and thoughts. And, I am not right. The Lord of the Universe is.
Prayer:  Lord, my eyes are still too full of darkness. They are better than they once were because You have given me Your eyes. But, far too often I keep them shut against the need and pain of the world lost without You. I turn my eyes to what I want to see, and turn my eyes away from what You want me to see. Help me have Your eyes, Your heart, Your hands. When I am unfocused, when I see what I want to see, when I overlook what You see, change me. I pray in the strong and loving name of Jesus.

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