Monday, December 26, 2011

Perspective

It's almost comical how things can look totally different from different perspectives.

Take this box:


From this perspective...it looks like an impossible box.
Sometimes, actually quite often, life seems confusing and it feels like there's no possible way it could turn out good. Or how what you're going through right now, makes any sense or has any purpose.
But that's OUR perspective.
Our simple minded, human, perspective.

But what about God's perspective?
God doesn't see things how we see it. He sees ALL.
His perspective is from an all-knowing perspective.
I love this song, God Sees the Storm. Extremely powerful lyrics.


Isaiah 55:8-9, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts" 

God's thoughts are so much more than ours. It's impossible for us to comprehend His thoughts.
He has a plan and purpose for EVERYTHING. And He understands EVERYTHING. EVER situation. It's not confusing to Him.
If we were to see things from God's perspective...we would see life a whole lot differently. 


It's the perspective of the Maker that is the real one. 

(Same box from the other side)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Focus.

What's your focus today?
Isaiah 26:3-4, "You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal." 
 Is your focus on Christ?
I promise life goes 100% better when our focus is continually on Christ. :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Always Amazed...

I am continually amazed at God's timing.
God's timing is perfect. In every situation.
He's always knows what we need, WHEN we need it.
And He also knows what we need to hear WHEN we need to hear it.

Today God showed me a lot of verses that really spoke to me.
The main theme: Resting in God's peace. Resting in contentment with everything He has given us whatever the circumstance may be.
Two of the main verses that stood out to me:

2 Thessalonians 3:16, "Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you."  

Philippians 4:4-9, "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you"

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Thankful

      In life we are always wanting something...desiring something. We keep telling ourselves, "if I just have this...then I'll be satisfied." A quote I found I thought was pretty awesome:
"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you  now have was once among the things you only hoped for."
 Philippians 4:11-13, "I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength." 

     Why can't we just be content with what God has given us? Thankful for what we already have?