The Lord, here recently, has awoken me several times with the words ‘be Single-Eyed’. The first time I heard those words I didn’t pay them any attention. Then He spoke them again. I wondered what it meant and why was He telling me this. Of course, I resorted to the Word of God. Before I tell you of the scriptures given to me and the way he explained them, I want to tell you the ‘why’- why He spoke these words to me.
The why was simple, I knowingly walked in sin. I knew exactly what I was doing and made excuses for my behavior. I conformed to the worlds way of thinking with justification of my sin. I told myself, according to the nature of the sin, ‘Its ok, things may not be right by God now but they will be one day. Just give it some time, then when its right, the Lord will bless it’. That was backwards thinking. I literally psyched myself out to believe the Lord would bless my sin one day. Although I wanted to believe this, deep down inside, the Lords voice spoke for me to stop.
I allowed temptation, my evil desire, to entice me into sin, knowing good and well sin full-blown leads to death.
…’but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when it is full -grown, gives birth to death. James 1:14-15 NIV
Now here is the meaning the Lord conveyed to me and what He meant by being single-eyed. Single-eyed is walking with focus and actions pleasing to Him. In doing so, steering away from sin. Sin equates to darkness. Remember the bible says, light cannot dwell with darkness (2 Corinthians 6:14). You can not walk in the light, when you are doing sinful things. Sin doesn’t abide in the light. Sin abides in the darkness.
The Lord tells us to walk in the light because we are children of the Light. If our eye be healthy then our whole body is healthy and full of light. But if our eyes are unhealthy and we walk in sin, then our whole body is full of darkness. Light cannot abide with darkness. You either walk in darkness or light, the choice is ours.
To sum up this life lesson, the Lord has called those, who are His, to walk according to His will and purpose. Our sinful desires lead us astray and leads us into darkness (sin), where we are no longer ‘single-eyed.’ Everyday we must make a choice. Every hour by hour, minute by minute, and second by second – are we going to choose to obey and keep our eyes on Him or are we going to choose our evil desires which lead us into darkness? Keep in mind walking in darkness diminishes the light. God bless!
“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. 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! Matthew 6:22-23 NIV
“No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light. Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy, your body also is full of darkness. See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness. Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be just as full of light as when a lamp shines its light on you.” Luke 11:33-36 NIV
You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 1 Thessalonians 5:5 NIV
Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6: 9-11 NIV