”You don’t need a telescope, a microscope, or a horoscope to realize the fullness of Christ, and the emptiness of the universe without him…” [Colossians 2:8 The Message]
Recently we had friends over for a cookout. Remembering I had just purchased some large drinking cups I went to the cupboard to get them; however I couldn’t find them. I searched every conceivable place with no luck. Puzzled I continued my search convinced they were there somewhere. I returned again to look in the obvious place and suddenly there they were! Magic? No! I had been looking for red cups and they were blue! Senior moment maybe, but it taught me again about the principle and power of perspective. When you don’t ‘see’ what you’re looking for maybe you’re looking for the wrong thing, wrong shape, wrong size or just the wrong color!
When circumstances are not what you think they should be, try seeing things from God’s perspective. This word in Colossians continues, “When you come to him. That fullness comes together for you; too His power extends over everything”. [Colossians 2:9 TM]
Changed perspective is the power of prophetic perspective; it transforms blind spots in your vision to windows of hope in your heart. “Hope deferred makes the heart sick…but those that hope in the Lord will renew their strength”. [Proverbs 13:12, Isaiah 40:31] The excitement of seeing what God is doing will energize you with the fullness that covers every area of your life.
Further Reading: Colossians 2, Psalm 4; Proverbs 4
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