On Things Above

The great naturalist and explorer John Muir once wrote this statement on perspective: “All that is necessary to make any landscape visible and therefore impressive is to regard it from a new point of view, or from the old one with our heads upside down.” How often do we go through the routine of our daily lives and miss things simply because we’ve grown so accustomed to them? Or how often do we stare at a set of circumstances for so long that we are unable to see anything else. When we struggle with the challenges of life, the negativity, pain and brokenness we feel might seem all-consuming, and our eyes focus only on what we can see before us. Paul says fix your eyes and attention on what you can’t see, things above; in other words stare at God through prayer and His word. You have control over changing what you focus on. To see things differently requires an action on our part. Remember you are not alone in this effort, the Holy Spirit will help and encourage you, and you can lean into your brothers and sisters in Christ for support along the way.

2 Corinthians 4:18

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

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