There’s something important about noticing God’s handprints of Grace in our lives and the little God winks he leaves sprinkled in the midst of our storms. They remind us not only is He still there but also He is still Good.
The reason I share my heart and words is because I want us to know God. I want us to remember God. I want us to know who we were created to be in Him. This is why I keep showing up in my real life and this space.
One of the greatest lessons I have learnt is the coexistence of my faith and how layered it has all been – it has definitely tendered my heart and humbled my soul. Looking from the outside in we don’t see God’s inside plan. But we know it is good – and God overrules our plans – ooof! I legit cannot…
Life is all a matter of perspective. Scripture reinforces God’s Word regarding perspective through the delivery of His Truth, which is all truth and more than perspective. Let’s unpack this… ~ Lisa Blair
There are two types of perspective. Perspective according to Dictionary.com is, a mental view or prospect. What are the two types? There is the carnal perspective or truth and the spiritual perspective or truth. Prior to being saved, we knew if spiritual perspectives or truths but had no relationship with it, we were looking from the outside.
As born again Christians, the perspective and truths are no longer intellectual ideas. They are engrained in our new fabric. The truth feeds our perspective on life as seen through the eyes of Christ. It governs our actions, weighing heavily on our conscious acts.
The Word instructs us to trust the process, not the expectation of our desires. You see, the expectation is carnal, the process is living by faith and not by sight. It is our choosing, we were endowed with free will. We were also endowed with a heart understanding of the Word which is ALL TRUTH. Free will nudges us toward the perspective of now and us the architecture of failure.
God not only gifted us with free will, He gifted us with Christlike virtues. If we apply His virtues in our daily living we will reap the desires of our heart if they fall within His Will. I say, reach for the sky, stay within His Will meaning apply His truths to your life and will succeed. Will you have setbacks and disappointments, yes. Tell yourself you live by faith and not by sight. You are gifted new mercies everyday.
When we stay locked into prayer. We benefit from our relationship with the Lord. We experience comfort and peace in the middle of sprinkles through the worst of storms, knowing we are covered and never alone. Seek His peace, wisdom, knowledge and purpose. Shift your perspective. Seek His truth and grow your relationship within the context, His perspective, not your own. Carnal perspective is shortsighted, it focuses on the here and now, not eternity.
Proverb’s 2:6 describes the feeling of being part of the Lord’s family and the benefits of the relationship. We no longer ascribe to the perspective of earthly wisdom and knowledge, we transcend to the truth of wisdom, and knowledge and its application in our life.
And, since the Bible is replete with truth, Paul also shares that as humans we will doubt. We will loose hope. We will suffer, but through it all, we receive the Lord’s comfort that provides hope and the will to move forward despite what may lie before us.
When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. ~ Psalm 94:19 NLT
Other Verses reflecting new life in exchange for human/carnal perspective: 1 Peter 1:3; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3:16
Once upon a time I was in a ministry program. One book on our reading list was, Can You Drink The Cup? By, Henri J.M. Nouwen. The introduction of the book reads, “When Jesus asks his friends James and John the sons of Zebedee, “Can you drink the cup that I am going to drink he poses the question that goes right to the heart …”” In each instance Christ is asking us to give up our lives and surrender our lives for Him. Are you willing to take up His burdens, and if within His Will, die for Him?
The Ultimate Requirement As a Christian, God expects you to order your life.
First, you should live in expectancy of Christ’s return as Jesus tells you to “seek first his kingdom and his righteousness” (Matthew 6:33). Second, you should treat all people with honor and dignity as Jesus instructs you to, “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:39).
Third, you are to pray to God daily as Jesus urges you to “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7). And, of course, there are many more ways in which you are to order your life as a child of the King.
However, Jesus has one ultimate requirement for you: that you be willing to die for Him. Does this surprise you? It shouldn’t; it is clearly presented in Scripture. Why would…
When our life goes sideways, we are generally under spiritual attack.
I have studied spiritual warfare for over 12 years, and this is the best video I have seen. I found it on Facebook by a renowned Christian author, McDaniel. If you are FB members, you can also access it at RspH@K7CdEC
Dear Lord, I pray that you cover each person that ruminates and ponders over spiritual attacks and begins to identify past attacks against them. Stand with them, alert them of current attacks, and give them wisdom in casting them away from their families, friends, associates, and careers. In Jesus Holy Name, Amen.
I pray the prayer for protection, the 91st Psalm, over them and encourage them to begin their days with this prayer.
“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble. I will deliver him and honor him. With long life, I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”” Psalms 91:1-16 NIV https://bible.com/bible/111/psa.91.1-16.NIV
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