Look Up!

SINCE, THEN, YOU HAVE BEEN RAISED WITH CHRIST, SET YOUR HEARTS ON THINGS ABOVE, WHERE CHRIST IS SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD.  SET YOUR MINDS ON THINGS ABOVE, NOT ON EARTHLY THINGS
(Colossians 3:1-2).

Where has your focus been, lately: on the present circumstances around you, on your past failures, or on the hopelessness of your future?

SO IF YOU’RE SERIOUS ABOUT LIVING THIS NEW RESURRECTION LIFE WITH CHRIST, ACT LIKE IT. PURSUE THE THINGS OVER WHICH CHRIST PRESIDES.  DON’T SHUFFLE ALONG, EYES TO THE GROUND, ABSORBED WITH THE THINGS RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU.  LOOK UP, AND BE ALERT TO WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND CHRIST—THAT’S WHERE THE ACTION IS. SEE THINGS FROM HIS PERSPECTIVE
(Colossians 3:1-2 MSG).

Beautiful One, do not shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with your own perspective. Instead, look up…and see Me. Up above is where the action is, not on the ground in front of you. As long as you are focusing on the circumstances, nothing is going to change. Set your heart on Me, because I have set my heart on you.  What is it that is bothering you? Tell Me. What is it that you want from Me? Show Me. What is it that you need, in order to be happy? Ask Me.

Lift up your eyes and call to Me. I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know about your present circumstances, about your past failures, and about your future. I will give you My Perspective…and you will live.

CALL TO ME AND I WILL ANSWER YOU AND TELL YOU GREAT AND UNSEARCHABLE THINGS YOU DO NOT KNOW
(Jeremiah 33:3).

What is your sense of value: that you are worthless…that you do not count…that you do not matter? Look up and ask the Lord Jesus to give you His Perspective.

What is your frame of reference: that there is no hope…no answer…no way out for your problem?  Look up and ask God to show you His Answer.

What is your sense of proportion: that you are not enough…that you are too small…that you are too wounded? Look up and let your Savior show you great and unsearchable things that will change your life.

PRAYER:  Lord God, lift my eyes above the circumstances to see You at work: to see Your Hope…to see Your Answers…to see Your Perspective.  I worship You with gladness.

Maintain an Awareness

Woe to us, the rebellious children, when we take counsel from the father-of-lies, and when we cover ourselves with coverings that are not from God. We will add sin to sin.

The Two Counsels

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