Thursday, February 11, 2016

allow God to change your perspective

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. --- C. S. Lewis

Knowing about something is not life changing, but embracing truth is life changing.  Lewis said it well.  He likened it to what we see in nature.  When we see a beautiful scene or enjoy a place where we find peace, everything else seems to fall in to place.

Being transformed or changed by what Christ did for us makes all the difference in the world to use and to those who we come in contact with.  Far too many people put their investment in humanity or in what people create apart from God, but I believe we have to invest in what lasts, in what matters most which is people.

Seeing things from a new perspective makes all the difference, and I need to see things differently.  How about you?

because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.

Trusting God to reveal truth is important.  Don’t miss what He wants to reveal.  Focus.  That is a question that must be answered if we want to live by faith and to make our lives count.  What are we focused on? 

What we are focused on may keep us from seeing or experiencing God.  On the other hand, what we are focused on may open up even more of what God wants us to experience.

But take a break, stop and listen, lean in, stop performing and start letting the voice of God fill your ears, your mind and your heart.  We will begin to experience our great and gracious God.  By experiencing God we will experience and enjoy what God has for us, and that is excellent stuff.

The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples have seen His glory.

When the heavens declare our God, we will take in more of what God has for us.  Therefore, my prayer for me today is that I will allow my time with God to redirect my attention and change how I see everything.

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