Andy Griffith is quoted as saying about acting, “If you think and feel what you're supposed to think and feel, hard enough, it'll come out through your eyes - and the camera will see it.”
His application was to his chosen profession, but it is true in our daily life. If we think and feel what we are supposed to, it will show in our eyes as our truth.
Paul knew this when he wrote:
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Philippians 4:8 KJV)
If we think on these things, they will come through our eyes and will be reflected by those who see us. The same thing happens when we allow the impure, the unlovely, of bad report, things without virtue and the unpraiseworthy. They, too, come out of our eyes.
Which do you see in the mirror? Which do you wish to display to those you love; to those you do not yet know?
Which displays God’s place in your life?
He knows our hearts:
But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7 KJV)
What is in our hearts? What do we think and feel about our Lord? He has told what we should be feeling:
Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. (Matthew 22:36-39 KJV)
If we do love the Lord our God will all our heart and with all our mind, He is on our mind at all times. Every thought is open to Him. Every desire has His attention.
Most important, our immortal soul is in His care. We can then be certain that we agree with Paul’s conclusion:
For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. (2 Timothy 1:12 KJV)
That day will come. What will show through our eyes when standing before Him?
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