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. —Luke 11:34 NIV

When Jesus speaks here about our eyes, he isn’t talking about physical eyesight, whether we need contact lenses or cataract surgery. He’s talking about the eyes of our minds, what we focus on. For each one of us, our minds create a pair of glasses through which we see the world. If those glasses are good, then we see things clearly. If they’re bad, we see everything in a distorted way. So in order to have a healthy life, we need to attend to the direction of our thoughts. Where do our minds go automatically?

Pastor Rick says, “The battle starts not in your belly; it starts in your brain.” Consider paying attention throughout the day to where your mind goes. When you think about food or fitness or the goals you’re setting for your life, how do you think about them? Do you see them through a negative filter, or do you have – eyes that help you see things as they really are?

Food for Thought: If the eyes of your mind are healthy, your whole body and mind will be full of light, and you’ll be able to see everything in your world clearly.