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No Dark Corners

No Dark Corners

28 September 2009

Scripture:

34 Your eye is a lamp for your body. A pure eye lets sunshine into your soul. But an evil eye shuts out the light and plunges you into darkness. 35 Make sure that the light you think you have is not really darkness. 36 If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight is shining on you. (Luke 11:34-36 NLT)

This is about how I see, what I see, and about my perspective on what I see. Jesus said that my eye is a lamp for my soul and if I’m seeing right, my soul will be flooded with light and if I’m seeing wrong, there will be dark corners in my soul.

I might have a dark corner of my soul because the light of truth simply hasn’t shined there yet. That can be taken care of by simply looking wide-eyed into the light and whole-heartedly seeking the truth. Or I might have a dark corner of my soul because I’m avoiding the light and wanting to keep something hidden in the darkness. That’s only going to be fixed by a change of heart that makes me willing to turn from darkness and face the light.

It’s kind of scary to think about the light shining in every nook and cranny of my mind, will, and emotions. I think there are probably some things in there I’m not even aware of – some dark corners that remain un-investigated.

I am willing to take the risk. I purpose to use my eye – the lamp of my soul – to let the sunlight of the truth shine into my soul. I am, by God’s grace, working toward a “no dark corners” life.

Prayer:

Father, I trust you to shine the light with loving intensity into my soul – my mind, will, and emotions. I’ll use my eye – my perspective – to allow the light to shine wherever you direct it. I’m moving toward a “no dark corners” life. May my whole life be radiant, reflecting the light of your love and your truth into my world. Amen.

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