The Light of Christ Journey

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Heavenly Perspective – title – The Rock

Have you ever lost perspective? I have and when I do, I usually start looking down. I look at my circumstance and after a while it can be overwhelming. We live in a world that seems to be out of control. Tyranny seems to be growing like weeds throughout the world at an unparalleled rate. When we continue to focus on what our enemy satan is doing, it begins to paralyze us. We can become depressed, lethargic, and irritable, and this is exactly what the enemy wants to do.

But what happens when we look at things in a heavenly perspective? Everything begins to change. We begin to see the hand of God. We begin to see an urgency to pray for others around us. We begin to see that God is at work doing more than we ever thought. A heavenly perspective is what Job had. When his world came crashing down, he didn’t look down, he looked up to the Lord.

Job 2:Satan replied to the Lord, “Skin for skin! A man will give up everything he has to save his life. But reach out and take away his health, and he will surely curse you to your face!” “All right, do with him as you please,” the Lord said to Satan. “But spare his life.” So Satan left the Lord’s presence, and he struck Job with terrible boils from head to foot.

Job scraped his skin with a piece of broken pottery as he sat among the ashes. His wife said to him, “Are you still trying to maintain your integrity? Curse God and die.” 10 But Job replied, “You talk like a foolish woman. Should we accept only good things from the hand of God and never anything bad?” So in all this, Job said nothing wrong. [1]

What about you? Is the Lord calling you to look up to Him? Is the Lord calling you to have a heavenly perspective? Where can you see the Lord working around you in your own life, your community, your workplace, and in your friends and family? What is Lord calling you to do to make a difference?

Having a heavenly perspective will open your eyes to the wonderful things God is doing and the hope we have in Him.

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[1] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Job 2:4–10). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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