Word 4U Today

What Are You Seeing?

What Are You Seeing?

In the next two readings, let’s look at the things we see and hear. Starting with the verse written below, we have to recognize that there’s always more than meets the eye.

We have to trust God that there’s more than what we see.   

So, what are you seeing? Is something ruling your life that you haven’t brought before God?

Joseph’s father saw a blood-stained coat, and the deceitful look of grief on his son’s faces, and believed Joseph was dead. He lived for years in grief because of the coat that he saw – but sometimesthere’s a difference between what we can see and what the reality of the situation is.

Here’s another example: in 2 Kings 6:16-17, Elisha’s servant becomes terrified at the size of the army approaching. Elisha’s answer is not one of panic; he does not despair. He said “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” You can read what happens for yourself (well, go on then…). The servant’s fear was put well and truly into perspective.

Trust in God isn’t a crystal ball, or a set of blueprints. It’s more like a life jacket. We don’t necessarily see the way forward. But we can ask for God’s perspective.

We’ve all been there; taken one look at the deadline/job requirements/doctor’s prognosis/biological clock/impossible circumstances, then allowed these things to dictate our perspective. If you need to pray about your situation and get God’s perspective on it; make sure you get on that… like… now-ish (it’s worth it).

What Now?

The size of a situation depends on your perspective. What’s the biggest thing you can see outside right now, that you can cover up with a finger at arm’s length?

‘…We walk by faith, not by sight.’  2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV

Joy Ferdiz

May 16th, 2014

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