I was reading a story this past week about a girl and her Dad. She said she always thought her Dad was such a big man. When she was small, he looked very big to her. However, one day she climbed up in a tree and waited for her Dad to come home from work. When he came home, she was surprised at how small he looked from that height. She never forgot that and years later when he became ill, she thought he looked small again and she remember that time in the tree.
I thought about this story a few times and how it relates to the word of God. I talked a little yesterday about how we perceive things and this is so true, perception is important. We can allow things in our life to look big or small…it really is our choice.
I try to tell Bryson all the time to make sure he always tries to find the good in every situation, I tell him there is good in everything and everyone, but sometimes you have to search for it and choose to see it from a positive point of view.
Ephesians 1:15-23 says; Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father, FAR ABOVE all principalities and powers…that’s the good news! The other good news is that we are seated with Him.
The word of God says that all things are under His feet…that’s the good news! The other good news is that all things are also under OUR feet because we are in Him and He is in us.
Jesus is looking at things from a Kingdom perspective, from His perspective the things we see as huge seem very small to Him. He can see the outcome, we cannot. Because He can see the outcome, He has no concerns. This is where our faith must come in.
First we must choose to see all things, all situations from a Kingdom perspective, a place of faith. We have to choose to see it as God sees it. Then we have to trust God for the outcome. If we can do this we will not become weary in well doing and we will allow patience to have its perfect work, just as the word of God says.
God is calling us higher…He is saying ‘come up here and see from my point of view.’ Down on the level of earthly thinking, things look big and bad….but from a higher perspective, they seem small and not so bad at all….literally under your feet.
I don’t know what you are seeing today, but whatever it is, if it appears large and intimidating to you, ask God to cause you to see it from His perspective. And ask Him to show you the final outcome. Ask Him to show you how many are fighting on your behalf. Ask Him to show you things to come, He will, He said He would in His word. Trust Him. And come up higher.