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All In The Perspective…

It is all in the perspective.

Some really dear friends and I have been doing a 22-day Bible reading challenge, we’ve been systematically working our way through John this week and a few days ago we hit chapter 5 the story of the man that Jesus heals by the pools of Bethesda. Verses 8-10 really stick out to me, I found myself sitting there reading it over and over and realizing that it is really all in the perspective.

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 Missing the Miracle Because Of My Perspective

Jesus said to him, “Get up, take up your bed, and walk.” And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked. Now that day was the Sabbath. 10 So the Jewsa] said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath, and it is not lawful for you to take up your bed.” John 5: 8-10 ESV

The Jewish leaders didn’t notice that the man that had been lying there day in and day out helplessly, was walking. They didn’t notice the miracle that was literally standing before them. They noticed that he was carrying his “mat”… Wow, it is all in the perspective.

Photo of a person sitting in profile in the sunshine with the text over it. Text says How often do we miss the miracle, the blessing, the graciousness of God to nitpick His provision? How often do I miss the miracle to complain? How often is my focus on the wrong thing? How often do I miss His goodness, to focus unimportant things? How often do I get upset because it wasn't my way? by RosevineCottageGirls.com

 

Blinded By My Perspective

How often in our everyday lives do we react like this? How often do we miss the miracle, the blessing, the graciousness of God to nitpick His provision? How often do I miss the miracle to complain? To miss the beauty because of my perspective? How often is my focus on the wrong thing? How often do I miss His goodness, to focus on unimportant things? How often do I get upset because it wasn’t my way? How often am I blinded by my own perspective?

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways  and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55: 8-9 ESV

 
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Am I Seeing Through His Perspective?

 

As you look at a field of dandelions you can either see a hundred weeds or a thousand wishes, it’s all in your perspective…

Am I looking at it through His lenses? Am I seeing it through His perspective, doesn’t my point of view align with His?

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses ~ Abraham Lincoln

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