GOD’S STORY Part 13 Seeing from GOD’s Point of View
“We are asking God that you may see things, as it were, from His point of view by being given spiritual insight and understanding.” (JB Phillips)
“For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding” (New King James Version)
Vision from GOD’s Point of View
GOD is our anchor — keeping us safe through any storm, above water, stable. Trusting this completely, we can rest — in His Sabbath Rest — and dwell, abide in the understanding of His will, His perspective, His point of view. Jesus encourages us to abide over and over again in John 15. Shall we take this onboard now and begin to rest in Him?
Here at Preparing the Bride, I’m telling GOD’S STORY. Presumptuous?! Not when simply looking at scripture, because scripture is the unfolding of God’s story to us who read it.
How do we prepare as the Bride of Christ? We learn GOD’s Story. Piece by piece, and peace by peace, we learn to walk as He has walked.
Coping with Change
GOD sees us from above. He has the panoramic view which includes us in His universe. He is outside Time and as such, can gauge the timing for events and make room for all eventualities. Sometimes, I think He orchestrates everything and yet makes way for the individual who isn’t quite ready — but will be — for GOD’s move!
We need to walk on water
Seeing from His perspective enables us to navigate without fear or anxiety. Whether we can gain His perspective or not, as we walk in Him, we can live as though we are able to see as clearly as He does. Either we live by the Spirit, seeing as GOD sees, or live in complete surrender, trusting His lead. Anything from our own perspective is flawed and limits our growth and our ability to be effective in our world. When we know this and walk in this revelation, we are free and at peace.
“He shall give His angels charge over you to keep you in all your way.” (Psalm 91:11)
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will give you the desires of your heart.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
When we abide, trust, rest, obey, then we will be fully invigorated, fully useful, fully released and fully at peace.
How do we “walk on water”?
To walk on water, we walk the walk of what we talk… In other words, we surrender, we trust, we spend time with GOD… lots of time, abiding, resting, communicating with Him. As we engage, we gain His perspective and it becomes more and more a walk by faith rather than the present circumstances that we see with our earthly eyes.
As we trust, as we obey, we live above the storm as He does, looking to Jesus and to Father GOD, the author and finisher of our faith.
I believe I shall write quite a bit more on this… It seems it is the essence of GOD’s STORY — to convey His perspective so that we might gain His insight…. so stay tuned for next week as well…
In the meantime, every blessing as you engage with Yehovah GOD through Holy Spirit who abides in you. Blessed be your journey and blessed be the work of your hands.