Insights from a Glory-Bound Lady”
Volume 6 Number 1 “The Perspective of Who God Is”
What a great way to launch into the new year!
January 4, 2023
When Karen spoke at a ladies’ retreat, she realized that a wide variety of situations were taking place behind of the faces of those listening to her. Some were in very happy seasons of their lives. Then there would be those on the other hand who were in a world of difficulties, hardships, and even sorrow. She never wanted anyone to live in denial by pretending all is well when it wasn’t. However, in the midst of a wide variety of situations, Karen really wanted the ladies (and men, this is good for us as well) to look up and keep the perspective of Who our God really is. This would help the ladies to grow in their reverence of the Lord and to enjoy the blessings of belonging to our great God. It will have the same impact upon our lives as well.
In her Bible, she has underlined and highlighted the following verses. “O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together. O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusts in Him. O fear the Lord, you His saints: for there is no want to them that fear Him. Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord” (Psalm 34:3, 8-9, 11).
Karen wrote: “In our finite minds we often try to put everything in a neat little box or on a list. God can’t be contained, nor would we want Him to be. He views our life from a much different perspective than we view it because He sees the whole picture and He is the LORD.”
Michael’s observation: It surely is easy to view things from my own flawed, sinful, limited perspective. I’ve used this illustration before. Think of it. A toddler’s heart is “broken” because he cannot have a cookie at 4:45 pm. Mommy was loving but firm in her “NO! Not now!” From his perspective, Mommy is mean. But from Mommy’s perspective, she is wise, kind, loving, and committed to seeking the welfare of that toddler. Take this little picture over into our lives and remember that our perspective might be very different from His perspective. You know Whose perspective is always right, right? This exercise of seeking to view things from His perspective because we love, respect, and fear Him is something we need to do every day.