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30 May - "Heaven's Perspective: Transforming Darkness into Light"

“Hellish moments will become heavenly when we turn our focus and perspective towards who is working for us.” (Bill Johnson)


Unveiling light in the Darkness

 

Sometimes the moments we think are the darkest, are actually the brightest. For all of us there is an opportunity to discover the profound truth that in life's darkest moments, we can uncover the transformative power of seeing through the eyes of hope and possibility, even amidst the deepest shadows.


When we can only see darkness it’s often because of whose eyes we’re looking into. When we look into the face of lies, negativity, and hurt and who is behind all those things, it can inadvertently lead to the construction of those things around and in our lives. However, if we look into the eyes of hope, love and life – for me that means looking into the eyes of Jesus, we will see that He has prepared a table of blessing, nourishment, provision and strength. (Psalm 23)


The Power of Perspective

 

Whether we like it or not our life and reaction to our circumstances is largely determined by our perspective. Look at a circumstance or relationship from one angle, and you'll see it a certain way, yet change the angle and you'll see the situation differently.

 

God, wants us to look, think and believe from His perspective, which is why He asks us to set our hearts and minds on things above and to seek His Kingdom and way of doing things.

 

He knows when we look from an earthly view and look into the face of negativity, fear and loss that we are seeing a skewed view of things and making decisions based only on the natural rather than leaning on Him and the ability of His supernatural power that is available to us. (Colossians 3:2; Matthew 6:33).

 

The more we spend looking from a heavenly perspective, examine what God says in His word, the easier it is for us to believe for heaven to impact our earthly circumstances and to change things for the better. The world's perspective has limitations about what is possible and what we can and can't do, but a heavenly perspective is one where all things are possible, and God is King. (Isaiah 55:8-9) 


Shifting Focus


As the timeless hymn says;


“Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full in his wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace."


Embracing the Impossible


In a world where impossibilities abound, Jesus reminds us that "with God, all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26). By renewing our minds and setting our sights on things above, we align ourselves with God's perfect will (Romans 12:2; Colossians 3:2).

 

Today, check in on what and whose perspective you have been looking from and into.  If a situation or someone is bigger in your heart and mind than Jesus, I encourage you to take a moment or two and readjust your focus to help you get your eyes and heart on what is true.

Spend time reading and thinking about God’s words and getting to know Him in every season and situation of your life and you'll see the change in both your circumstances and how you feel and look at your life and future.


"Jesus looked at them and said, "With man, this is impossible, but with God, all things are

possible." (Matthew 19:26)

 

"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will." (Romans 12:2)


"Therefore, since you have been raised with Christ, strive for the things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things." (Colossians 3:2)

 

Prayer: Lord please help me to see my circumstances and the decisions I make through the perspective of heaven and your bigger plan and purpose for my life, rather than allowing struggles or distractions to cloud my view. I trust you to lead me today and to direct my steps. In Jesus name Amen

 

 

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