I haven’t blogged for awhile, though I am always blogging in my head…thinking, processing, and asking God questions about life and how to live it unto Him.
This summer has brought a lot…the blessing of my son marrying, Janae, my new daughter-in-love! The engagement of our daughter, Ashley, who will be married in October of this year….and a new son-in-love, Austin! Add to that the celebration of our 20th anniversary ( for a blended family that is more like 120, as we count in dog years!) And, the release of two new books. It has been a summer of blessings and a summer of being busy. Thus…not much blogging.
I love when Fall comes because things seem to get into a routine and scheduling helps me stay on track. As I am getting ready to begin teaching, He is My Life, at Cornerstone Fellowship, I am studying once again the verses pertaining to loving others as Jesus did. Loving as an extension of His love, rather than living as an extension of our own. Ours runs out when we are crossed, tired, hormonal, or just don’t feel like loving! So, there is a need for a love greater than our own. Thankfully God himself as provided us with the power of His Love, in us, As HIM working through us. That kinda love makes living exciting.
But, over and above it all, I am drawn back again and again to the idea of focused living, and LOOKING UP. So that is what I will leave you with today.
“Lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” Luke 21:28
As we flew over the ocean this summer I was reminded that my perspective of earth and the sea is far different from that view than it is when I am on ground. I am also reminded that this is the kind of perspective that God wants to give us concerning our lives. As we look to God, instead of to ourselves and our circumstances, our perspectives change.
Don’t get bogged down in the circumstances of life. At the moment we see only our immediate problems and burdens, but God sees the whole. He sees not only the present, but he future as well. He wants to lift us above ourselves. He wants us to see everything in light of His plans.
The Psalmist said, ” The Lord will perfect that which concerns me” Ps 138:8
Don’t get bogged down. Keep your eyes on God, for He sees the whole picture. Tilt your head ( even if just in your thought) upward. You can trust Him because He loves you.
Go into Fall with your eyes on Jesus.
Living and Looking Up…One day at a time!
If you need a daily focus, try the book, The Faith Dare! It is a resource to help you focus one day at a time.