Father, as I look toward the day ahead I would ask for Your hand upon my shoulder. Guide and direct me in my words, my thoughts and my actions. May I think of You throughout the day. Amen.
Matthew 6:23 (<<click the green)
Lord, the last portion of yesterday’s passage is lingering in my mind and I feel You leading me to not move on quite yet.
“But when your eye is unhealthy, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!”
What’s grabbing my attention is the phrase the light you think you have. And this sentence makes me think of something else You said, Lord, which is recorded later on in Matthew 15. The Pharisees (the religious leaders of You day) were stirring up trouble and You said, in verse 14, “so ignore them. They are blind guides leading the blind, and if one blind person guides another, they will both fall into a ditch.”
Lord, Jesus, I never want to be a “blind guide”. I don’t want the light I think I have to actually be darkness. Some may think me silly for thinking such a thing. But, unfortunately, it happens to Your followers. They start off adhering to You guidance but power comes along and little by little their thoughts begin pushing out Your thoughts. The light they once embraced and the light they thought they had is now instead a deep darkness. It’s bad enough that they become blind but in their mind, they represent the Light and lead others – blinded as well – in their folly and “both fall into a ditch.”
Lord, I would ask that You keep me on the straight and narrow – flood my path and my heart with Your cleansing, guiding light. Might I always be at Your feet, learning and growing, lining up my thoughts with Your thoughts. Amen.
Jan 29th, 2018, Mon, 6:54 am