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Eternal Perspective

I admit.. this is the second run on the whole perspective blog post. I started it a few days ago but didn’t quite finish it, simply due to it not being ready to be done.

Perspective a word I have clung to for two years. My wife challenged our small group of adults to find one word, check out myoneword.org for more details. I used perspective for two years in a row. It was something that God used to help me grow.

Perspective is a huge word; your views come from perspective. How you view other people has a lot to do with perspective. It is a key to learning to function and work with other people.

I was reading today’s (1/16/19) devotion in the book Experiencing God Day-by-Day. The title God’s Eternal Perspective. I kid you not. The base scripture is Genesis 12:2 “I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be blessed.”

I view a lot of people in our world, nation and area that want to make themselves known, creating a great name for themselves and even blessing others but if we are honest this is only going to help the person not the world around them. It might benefit their family assuming they have one, or survive the mystery of it is all about me mentality.

The devotion tells the reader, God will provide assignments based on our character, and in reflection of the proportion of the character we have. Character is something we don’t see to much in our world of media and popularity. We can easily name key people in our world whose character cost them something, a job, a career, a family, an influence. It is a sad thing but something that doesn’t discriminate against. Character will guide us to perspective and hopefully you will join me in seeking God’s prospective for our lives, families and community.

What if God is offering you an opportunity to seek his perspective and impact the world? What if you are the next world changer?

The only way to discover it is to seek God’s perspective in life and be a person of impact no matter where you go or what you are doing.

Perspective! It matters!

 

 

Exceedingly Abundantly

I started my day with a devotion from the Experiencing God Day by Day Devotional book. A few guys from the community meet monthly to discuss the topics within or discovered in our daily God time through the book. It is a hit or miss for me but so far I am 8 for 8…. Yeah, thankful for a New Year launching point.

The topic today was/is Exceedingly Abundantly…
Exceedingly is defined as ..to an unusual degree; very; extremely

Abundantly is defined as ..present in great quantity; more than adequate; over sufficient, or well supplied with something; abounding

One of the lines was.. God sees the big picture… It was an awesome but yet scary and loaded statement heading into the New Year. It hit me this year (this is year 3 of me doing this resource) in a unique different way. I am in a season and continue to plan and look ahead for the second half of our ministry year, adapting and encouraged by a new (well he isn’t new but you know what I mean) senior minister who is excited about the future. I have been planning and looking to implement some new or at least different ministry opportunities. But… But… But. How much of this planning is Jon planning or incorporating God into the plans? After all, HE is exceedingly, abundantly seeing the big picture. He sees it all and I know is willing to bring me and others along for the ride and adventure.
This Is a friendly reminder to seek God first and allow Him to direct your path and guide the way into the New Year and coming days. It is a journey and a future of question, excitement and in some ways fear.

Walk with Jesus on the journey not alone. We aren’t designed to do life alone. God wants to be involved, wants us to be in community with others and reaching out to those who don’t know Him yet.

God Bless and Good Luck this 2019 year.

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