God's Guidance System
In Matthew 6:22-24, Jesus tells us the impact when God has our whole heart,
"The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness! No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."
While it may not seem like it, Jesus is talking about the heart.
As we learned in our previous devotionals, if you give to God, and give for the right reasons, God has your heart. Your heart belongs to Him. When God has your heart, He can lead you; because that is how God leads, He leads through your heart.
That's really what this illustration is about. That is what He means by, "The lamp of the body is the eye."
Think about the difference light makes when trying to walk on a narrow, craggy path. When light comes into your eye, you can see your way. Your eyes, when the light is able to come in, are a built-in guidance system, aren't they?
Well, you know what? You have a guidance system God uses to lead you. That guidance system is called your heart. If God has your treasure, He has your heart. But God can't lead you through your heart if He doesn't have your heart.
If God has your heart, then He can begin to lead you. You can go anywhere He tells you to go. And interestingly enough, the loyalty of our heart is expressed through our giving. Giving and guidance tied together? According to Jesus… definitely!
We can try to change the way we act and think, but like New Years’ resolutions, these changes never stick. Only God can bring real, lasting change.
In Total Redemption, Bayless Conley reveals God’s passion to transform you from the inside out. In this 3-messages series, you’ll learn how God first gives you a new heart, then a renewed mind, and finally a transformed body.
We want to send you a CD or DVD series of Total Redemption as our deepest “thank you” for your generous online donation.
Reconnect with God in your heart. Find peace in your mind. Be empowered to change your language, lifestyle, and relationships. So please give and request your copy of Total Redemption today!