What Fills Your Vision Controls Your Perspective
I on Friday was challenged to consider afresh – “Where is my vision centred” and it was one of those Holy Spirit inspired moments that challenged, constrained, and compelled my heart and mind to allow the prompting to percolate further in my spirit.
Amid all we find and experience ahead of us or behind us on our journeys of faith – Good or Bad – we should never lose Jesus filling our vision.
He is the centre and sphere of all things that relates to us as the Children of God. Heaven is Heaven because He is there. He is the Light and Radiance of Heaven. The concentration of all of Heavens activities are centred upon Him.
In your life today, you may be hearing a faint voice calling to you, it seems to come from a distant shore line of experience that you have gone through or may at this time be going through – Well if so – Turn your eyes upon Jesus.
A much-loved song that is circulating today speaks in this vein: –
- There’s no wall You won’t kick down
- Lie You won’t tear down
- There’s no shadow You won’t light up
- Mountain You won’t climb up
- Coming after me
There may be a Wall of Rebellion in front of you if so He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords and He will in your surrender kick them down.
There could be Lies that you are allowing to Captivate your Thinking – If so He is willing and able to Tear them Down and Release you into the fullness of His life and liberty.
There could be a Shadow of Sin in your life – Well His great delight will be to bring His Light of Forgiveness into it.
There could be a Mountain of Unbelief preventing you experiencing the fullness of His Grace exploding in your life – Well! He will climb it to reach you.
“Expect Great things of God and attempt Great things for God” this is my encouragement to you today.
Peter in “Matthew 14: 22-33” certainly did so. He gets bad press. Most only centre upon his faltering faith. However, don’t let’s forget – He “Expected great things of God, and attempted great things for God”.
He had the “Courage of his Conviction” – I ask the question of myself – “Where does mine lay”? Is my Courage built upon the Conviction of a never failing and all-knowing covenant keeping God?
Peter had Courage, and this led to him jumping from the Boat onto the water. He had the Conviction that if Jesus called him to do so he could trust Him.
There is an old song that used to be sung a lot part of which said: –
- “Turn your eyes upon Jesus and the things of Earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace”.
It was only when Jesus no longer filled his vision that” …… he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me”. (v. 30).
Peter took his eyes off the Lord Jesus while he was enjoying the miraculous at work in his life and his perspective changed. If the miraculous in your life and mine has diminished, then it’s time when sinking back into Non-Kingdom Perspective to like Peter to cry “Lord save me” Peter did and …. “immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” (v. 31)
Jesus was not rebuking him, I feel it was more a compassionate and sympathetic challenge to him.
Peter’s problem was that he took his eyes off Jesus and looked at the waves rolling. He Jesus no longer filled his vision. You and I are in a world today where we see the waves rolling, and this is the time when we need to keep our eyes on the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus saved Peter and again we fail to consider that whilst he started successfully in faith – Stepping Out and Walking in the Miraculous then faltered and failed. He nevertheless was restored and Walked again in the Miraculous back to the Boat.
Let that be an encouragement to us today.
In Christ our Perspectives are divinely reversed: –
- Darkness is the absence of light nothing else.
- Death isn’t the opposite of life just the absence of it.
In Galatians 5: 9 we read – “A little leaven leavens the whole lump” In context it is referring to the adoption of false doctrine or adoption of Non-Kingdom thinking. The conforming to perspectives that are not of Christ’s Kingdom.
I’m agitated in my spirit today that when we “speak and sing faith” in respect of Gods faithfulness. When we “declare our confidence in Him”. We then allow doubt to leaven those faith declarations by tagging onto them the word YET – Declaring the possibility that He might be able to still fail in His faithfulness.
God will never fail us, He does not gamble, He takes no chances – He is Omnipotent, Omniscient and He is Sovereign over all things.
So, as you and I face today and the journey ahead of us let’s remember His grace will always find us and if He fills our vision then our perspective will be: –
“As it is in Heaven let it be on Earth”
Let Him be your all-encompassing vision now and in the days ahead.
God Bless You in your Journey of Faith & Surrender