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The Right Perspective!

 “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3 If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.”  -John 14:1-3

BELIEVE!  Life is tough and it is going to throw you curve balls.  In fact, life will throw you a knuckle ball right upside the nose every now and then.  On the best days, it’s not easy, but it is possible to live a blessed life and a blessed life makes all the difference.  You have access to control how you take it and what you do with it.  Jesus said:  “Let not your heart be troubled!” indicating that we make the choice.  Sometimes, you just have to grab hold of your emotions and let them know who the real boss is.  The best way to do this is by fighting your fear with faith.  Jesus said:  “Believe in God, believe also in me!” and if your really believe, then this is a “game changer!”  No matter what you are going through, remember:  Don’t Panic – God’s got this!

CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE!  After we get our belief fixed, we then need to focus on changing our perspective.  We do this, by moving from the finite limited time and space of this moment to the infinite, unlimited time and space of eternity.  Whatever you are facing right now, ask yourself this question:  “What’s the worse thing that can happen?”  Ask this question enough times and you are probably going to come up with the answer:  Death!  Well, death is no big deal for Believer!  Jesus moved from a present perspective to an eternal perspective when he said:  “In my Father’s house are many dwelling places and I go to prepare a place for you!”

Next time you find yourself fretting over something, ask yourself this question:  “What is this going to matter 100 years from now?”

The Scriptures teach us in Philippians 1:21 that to live is Christ and to die is gain!  This physical body is simply my “FLESH SUIT!”  One of these days when this body dies, I am going to take off this flesh suit and then I will really fly!  Death is not a big deal, because it is just me separating from this body and the 70, 80 0 r 90 years, which are a small blip on the radar screen compared to ETERNITY!

The enemy wants to put blinders on you, so that all you can see is your problem, challenge or frustration, but don’t fall for the trick!  The enemy wants you to lose and forget about your eternal perspective, but don’t you dare trade in the good stuff of your Creator!  Use your memory and look back at all the times that you thought your ship was sunk, but the blessings came through and you can say with the Psalmist in 103:  “Bless the Lord O my soul and forget not none of his benefits!”

Now this is living blessed and it is what you were created for – get you some of that and live blessed!

 

Four Steps To The Bible Becoming Powerful In Your Life!

Without a doubt the thing that makes the biggest impact in and on my life from day-to-day is the Bible! I read it every day and have been for years!  It continues to bring me challenge, comfort and correction.  It makes my life better and encourages me to look for and find “the more” that I was created for!  I have discovered four pretty simple steps that allow it to work in my life and I believe these four steps will allow it to work in your life too!

STEP ONE – GET IT! Don’t just think about you need one, go and get you one.  Don’t leave it in your car, your car can’t read!  Don’t leave it on the table, the table has enough to hold.  Get it into your hands, open it up and get it into your head and let your head help you, to get it into your heart, and then you will be amazed as your heart get’s it into your life and the life of those around you! Stop thinking about it and get it!

STEP TWO – READ IT! Now that you’ve got it, you have to do something with it!  This really is simple!  Take your Bible in your hand, open it up and look at the words on the page and just begin to read!  You can’t think about what it says, if you don’t take the time to read what it says!  Read it!  As you read, the Spirit will speak, bringing comfort, guidance, direction and purpose to what you are reading.  Reading a little bit everyday is better than nothing!

STEP THREE – BELIEVE IT! This is God’s Word and God does not lie!  Believe what you are reading.  If you really believe it, then it will challenge and change your life.  The challenge is some times tough, but the change is well worth it, because the change that it will bring about is a benefit and blessing to you and all of those around you!  This world will tell you lies with the purpose of destroying your life, but the Bible will tell you the truth with the purpose of growing your life for God’s glory and everyone’s blessing!  Believing changes everything!

STEP FOUR – LIVE IT! It does you no good to get it, if you are not going to read it.  It really can’t have the impact that it could and should, if you read it, but don’t believe it.  If you believe it, then you are going to want to live it.  It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it!  Put into practice what you are reading and believing, and you will be amazed at how God works in and through your life!  The Bible will make life better, if you will let it!

Take these four steps everyday and watch life take on a whole new meaning!  Thanks for reading, now let’s get started!  Here is a little bit of Bible for you:  Get It, Read It, Believe It and Live It!

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.  Psalms 119:11

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.  Hebrews 4:12

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.  2 Timothy 3:16

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.  Do what it says.  James 1:22

Get It!  Read It!  Believe It!  Live It!