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See things from God’s perspective

September 3, 2019

Is it possible to see how God sees, to see things from God’s perspective?

 

1. We can train our ‘eyes’ to see things as God does through: Faith, Hope and Confidence

 

The hope, that comes through knowing that we have a part in God’s plan. The hope that comes through knowing that God’s will and purpose will be done in this world. The hope, that comes through knowing that while we are here on this earth, we can make a difference. God wants to use us, in spite of all the craziness in our lives. He wants to use you and me to make a difference in this 

world.

 

Salt of the earth, light of the world…a city set on a hill that cannot be hidden. That is our role in this world.

 

Jeremiah 29:11 – ‘For I know the plans I have for you’ declares the Lord. ‘plans, to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’

 

Roman 8:28 – ‘And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.’

 

Ephesians 2:10 – ‘For we are God’s masterpiece/workmanship/handiwork. Created in Christ, to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.’

 

2. We can train our eyes to see things as God does through: Prayer – in the Spirit

 

When Jesus was in this world it was important that he do exactly what the Father in Heaven instructed him to do. We can see Jesus spending hours, nights and days in prayer in order to ensure this. Through our own prayer we can see things through the eyes of God. According to Romans 8:26 – 27, as we pray, the Holy Spirit joins us in that experience, interceding for us according to the will of God. The Spirit of God connects with our spirit. And God’s Spirit has a chance to help us to see ourselves as we really should. If you really want to see yourself with the eyes of God, become a person of prayer.

 

3. We can train our eyes to see things as God does through: The Word of God

 

This is the most important aid to sight of all. Without seeing things through the window of scripture we are going to stumble.

 

Jeremiah 1:11 – 12 – ‘The word of the Lord came to me. “What do you see Jeremiah?” “I see the branch of an almond tree.” I replied. The Lord said to me. “You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.”’

 

Jeremiah was finally convinced that God truly was going to empower him and use him. He started seeing things through the eyes of God; seeing things from God’s perspective. The Hebrew word for ‘almond” also means “watching.” The Lord is watching that every word that he has spoken will come to pass. Our call is to see ourselves the way God sees us and to train ourselves to see the way God sees, to see things from his perspective.

 

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