In these days, it is critical for us to see things from God’s perspective and not man’s. As human beings, we have a tendency to see things from an earthly perspective, while God sees things from a heavenly perspective. We see the beginning, while He sees the beginning and the end. Without this heavenly perspective, the impact of our prayers will be limited because we will craft our prayers from within the narrow scope of an earthbound view of reality. We see through a glass dimly, yet God has given us the ability to hear, know, perceive and see by His Spirit.
Paul encouraged us to keep a heavenly perspective. It is a mind-focus. He based his instruction on some basic truths about believers. When we begin to grasp these truths and make them part of our everyday thinking patterns, our minds will begin to have a heavenly focus, a view “from the clouds.” Today we are going to fill our minds with Scriptures that repeat these truths. Don’t read them quickly but meditate upon their meaning to your life as a believer.
“Therefore, if you have been raised with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Keep thinking about things above, not things on the earth, for you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ (who is your life) appears, then you too will be revealed in glory with him.” (Colossians 3:1-4)
“For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known” (1 Corinthians 13:12)
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8)
If we are going to partner with God to bring Heaven to Earth, we must first learn to see from Heaven’s viewpoint.
Dear Father, Thank You for Your Word that sustains me. It corrects my blurry vision of pain and brings Your purposes into focus. Help me see my situation as You’d have me view it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Published by Dr. A. Francine Green