What You Behold You Become
Updated: Aug 22, 2019
I once had a dream some years ago where I was teaching a group of people at a restaurant. As the people were sitting in booths listening I was telling them, " What you behold you become. If you behold the Son, then you will begin to shine with the light of His glory." What the Lord was saying to me in this dream is He desires we have our undivided affection set on Him. This is done through our intimacy with Him in prayer, worship, and in everyday relationship walking with Him. When we behold Him that means we have eyes only for Him in the same way that you would have eyes only for your spouse.
Sometimes the lures and lust that are in the world try to pull on us to divert our attention onto` fleshly things. When our attention is put on those things if we are not careful it will try and capture our hearts. Everyone knows that what you eat has a great impact on your health physically speaking. But did you know that what you feed on in your everyday routine has even more of an impact spiritually in your relationship with God? There is a very important scripture that describes it this way...
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!
Let me give you an example. I used to work with a group of teenagers. Every time we would have movie day they couldn't understand why I would not let them watch horror movies. I would explain to them that there is real darkness in the world and movies like that are inspired by real evil spirits. I would pose a question to them, "If Michael Myers (from Friday the 13th) or someone like that came to your house and rang the doorbell, would you invite him in for tea?" They responded, "Of course not!" That is what we are doing spiritually when we 'feed' on things like that. We open the door of our heart to darkness and invite it in. It's the same with music. If we are not careful to discern by the Holy Spirit what we are letting in our lives through these avenues, it can and will have great impact on us spiritually.
Friends, let us feed on the things of the Lord having the eyes of our heart set on Him. Let us not fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness but rather expose them. As we set our gaze on the Lord Jesus we will begin to shine ever brighter with the light of His glory.
Beth Holiman is a teacher and worshiper.
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