When we think of crystals we usually think of beautiful clear objects. The process of crystallizing according to The American Heritage Dictionary means “to take on a definite, precise, and usually permanent form.”
Luke 11:34--Your eye is the lamp of the body. When your eye is good, your whole body is also full of light. But when it is bad, your body is also full of darkness.
How are you crystallizing? What definite, precise and permanent form are you becoming? Jesus told His listeners that the eye was the lamp to their body. What we focus our eyes upon helps determine what form we will assume. Now I’m not suggesting we go out and buy a westernized picture of Jesus and stare at it all day. But maybe we should evaluate what draws our attention and therefore impacts our spiritual condition. Maybe we should inventory what our eyes are focused upon.
I personally want to christaleyes. I want my eyes to be on Christ. When I wake up I want my thoughts to run to Him. I want His direction and His fellowship. When I encounter adversity I want Him forming me with His counsel and not the acids of my own agitation. I want to resist the temptation to be amused by what has no eternal value and leaves me with a mediocre shape and dulled outlook. I don’t want to make my own formation nor do I want others whose eyes are not on Christ defining me. I want to take on the definite, precise and permanent form that brilliantly reveals I am a child of God. I want the light of His Son radiating through me encouraging all those who are around me. I want my neck muscles so strong that there is no discomfort from constantly looking up. I want to see Jesus.
How about you? Are you christaleyesing?
The thing that tells in the long run for God and for men is the steady persevering work in the unseen, and the only way to keep the life uncrushed is to live looking to God. Ask God to keep the eyes of your spirit open to the Risen Christ, and it will be impossible for drudgery to damp you.—Oswald Chambers in My Utmost For His Highest
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)
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