Nothing is more fascinating to me than an eclipse. To see the workings of the heavens that our God has created is mind boggling. The technical definition of an eclipse is: the obscuring of the light from one celestial body by the passage of another between it and the observer.
As Christians, we are in this world but we are not of this world. This world is sending us messages from the time we awaken in the morning until the time we go to bed at night. The worlds influence on us doesn’t take a break. Its influence doesn’t go on vacation. From the time we were born, the influence of the world begins to sway our way of thinking to lead us down the path of destruction.
Creating a total eclipse of the heart and defeating the influences of the world requires constant meditation on God’s Word.
These influence that fight for our attention continuously are in contention for our heart. For out of the heart of man flow the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23).
But just as one celestial body passes in front of another and obscures it’s light (or visibility) during an eclipse, we are to allow God’s Word to pass in front of our eyes and to flow into our ears to obscure the influence of the world. The obscuring of the influence of the world is in essence what walking by faith is all about.
Creating an Eclipse of the heart takes Work
Habakkuk 2:4, Romans 1:17, Hebrews 10:38 and Galatians 3:11 all tell us that the just shall live by faith. Faith is the foundation of life in the Spirit for the Christian just as blood is the foundation of life for our bodies. Creating a total eclipse of the heart and defeating the influences of the world requires constant meditation on God’s Word.
Joshua 1:8 says, “This book of the law thou shall meditate in day and night……..for then thou shall make thy way prosperous and then thou shall have good success.
Prepare for an eclipse of the Son
So I encourage you today to make up your mind to create a total eclipse of your heart. Take the Word of God and allow it to pass between you and all worldly influence. Make every response a response based upon what God says in His Word. See the life you live through the lenses of God’s Word.
Creating a total eclipse of the heart will create a mind in you that is set on things above and not on things in the earth.