Perspective, Perspective, Perspective!

Perspective changes everything, doesn’t it?

I know that when I am feeling down and out, I can rest in God and know that all will be well. What I have learned more recently is that things work out even better when I ask Him to help me gain a different perspective in life.

God is good and He will shine a light in the midst of the dark places, this He has shown me time and time again. I have lived it, I can personally testify to it and that makes it easier each time I turn to Him. The same is happening with perspective. Each time I sit before Him and open myself up to His perspective on my life, I am blown away.

Our Lord and Creator reminds me that I am His. He reminds me that Jesus loves me and died on that cross for me. He reminds me that the Holy Spirit dwells within me. That I am His child and that I am here on purpose. This perspective changes everything.

When I look at this life from the perspective that Jesus places before me, I can rest on it. I can walk more confidently and be less anxious. I can stand in the midst of the storms and know for certain that there is purpose in it and that I will come out on the other side exactly the way I am meant to. I can know that the people I am around are there to either impact me, be impacted by me or both. There is purpose behind everything.

As Jesus shows me more and more, I am able to see a clearer picture. The seemingly randomness of life is diminished. The thoughts that I am unloved and left to fend for myself in this life are squashed. The lies the enemy whispers to God’s children are heard as lies rather than seeping in as undetected.

Jesus is amazing and has widened my narrow point of view and I am excited for Him to continue to do so. He has taught me to trust Him more and to open myself up to His plans as they are always good. the Holy Spirit is ever moving through me and all around me and I am learning to stop long enough to see it and to enjoy the beauty He brings.

Take a moment to sit before our Lord and to lay yourself down in order to be transformed in ways unimaginable. Let Him our into you and to broaden your perspective. Let Him show you the purpose and love that surrounds you. Ask for guidance and for clear vision. He will give it to you, all you need to do is ask for it and to be willing to receive.

Have a blessed day.


Darkness falls

There are times when all I can see is the pointless struggles of this world.  I wonder to myself,  why do I even exist? Why did I bring my poor children into this mess we call life? What is the purpose when all is so dark and destructive?

I see so many leading the lives of a drone each day, not a glimmer of light in their lives and they are not even aware that is missing. 

Blinders are on and I am one of them.

Layers of this false life get peeled back and I wish for them to be replaced.  Fear creeps in,  uncertainty,  and pain of reality.

I often wish I could curl up and make it all go away,  live the false life full of materialism and ignorance. I sometimes long for the dark,  the light can show overwhelming pain and destruction.

I struggle and the darkness senses it. It tries to close in tighter,  tries to weaken Your hooks on my life, tries to pull me from Your warm embrace. Sometimes that seems easier. I try to press through it but that is impossible when I go it alone.

Thank you Lord for never letting me go,  for reminding me of Your love,  Your light and Your goodness. Without you I would easily fall into that darkness and become numb again. This world would have it’s way with me and I would be lost. You are my Shepard and you come for me when I am lost,  this I can always count on. Even when I myself don’t even know that I am lost.

You truly love me more than I could ever fathom and for this I am thankful. The storms will always be there,  the darkness will always be around and waiting to consume,  but I have hope and life in Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. NOTHING can ever change that.