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Apr 17, 2016

In God's Eyes

Your view of yourself and of others shapes your world. You may see the world as bleak, troubling and full of doubt or bright, joy-filled and abounding in grace. The way you see and experience things is a result of many factors. As a follower of Jesus you are called to see the world through the eyes of Christ.

How do you see yourself? Are you a person that feels insignificant or do you stand tall knowing you are a child of the Most High God? No, there is no reason to feel superior to others but there is cause to feel significant, full of purpose and called to make a difference. 

How do you see others? Are you a person that judges and sees the worse side of others or do you have a glimmer of the vision God has and see the good and light in others? Yes, there are people in the world with less than honorable intentions but God sees them as they can when they give their life to Jesus. 

It's of course impossible to have the eyes of God. Still, be challenged to live for even one day seeing beyond the window dressing of the human soul. Look deep and be open minded. There you may find a common thread to make a connection and change the world for just one person. You see, you may not be able to have the eyes of God but someone else may be saved and come to know Christ by seeing God in your eyes.

"...and you have been filled in him, who is the head over every ruler and authority." 
Colossians 2:10

Apr 11, 2016

And in This Corner........

There you are. Up against the ropes. Tired, bruised, and giving it your all but feeling a bit defeated. You may be fighting to regain your health, finances, a relationship, your reputation or even your mind. It's been an uphill battle but no matter what hits you, you are up and ready to take the hits and fight back. Still, as time passes you realize that you may be fighting a losing battle. In all honesty, it has crossed your mind that it may be better to throw in the towel, take off the gloves and give up.

You are not fighting the battle alone. Oh, it may seem that you are. You may feel you have no support, back up or even a single person cheering you on. That could not be further from the truth. See, you may be fighting to get ahead, win or survive but the one holding you up, giving you the spirit to go on and protecting you in the battle is Jesus Christ. He, in fact, is in your corner fighting the battle for you. 

Do you think you could have done all you have so far by yourself? Don't think that for a second! Your tenacity, will and drive are all because of the Lord. He knows you are tired. He sees your battle scars. Let Him handle this. He is more than capable, knows the enemy better than you do and loves you so much He will fight the battle for you. The hardest thing you have to do is to be still.

This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s." 2 Chronicles 20:15