“For the LORD is the great God, and the great King above all gods.”

Psalm 95:3

Albert Einstein once said, “There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Reading that quote brings a word to my mind. The word I am thinking of is the word, “perspective”. We have all heard the expression, “is the glass half full or is it half empty?” It’s a matter of perspective. I have been learning a lot about perspectives the last few days. I realize I don’t see as clearly as I once thought I did. I am not talking about my eyesight; I am talking about my insight. Eyesight can be corrected rather easily with glasses but insight is only corrected by heart surgery, the kind the Lord does that results in a change of mind and a change a will.

It was A.W. Tozer who once said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” Perspective, how you and I see God has everything to do with how we will live our lives each and every day. Do we see Him as holy and true, everlasting and sovereign over all, caring and omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent? Or, do we see Him as hard, uncaring, and uninvolved in the affairs of mankind, distant, ready to criticize and to pouch on us when we fail? It cannot be over stressed, how you and I see God has everything to do with how we will relate to Him as God and even more so, how close we will walk with Him.

The key to victory today might just be a matter of perspective. Get in the Word of God and read for yourself how God delivers and how He saves. Better still, let the Word of God get into you! Do more than just read it, seek to apply God’s Word and walk in it. Let God transform how you see life today by changing your perspective on how you see God as He renews your mind. Perspective is everything so don’t focus on the size of your problem, choose instead to focus on the size of your God.

“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”

1 John 4:4


Michael Osthimer





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