24 In Faith

His Perspective

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 Perspective:
a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view

I‘ve been asking God for perspective.  Not mine, but His.  There are some things in my life that if I were to continue to see them through just my own earthly eyes, I would be disappointed.  My vision is cloudy and I cannot see beyond my circumstances to focus on the good.  I long for God’s point of view in these areas.  I long for spiritual eyes to see, for His heart of revelation to breathe into me the wisdom and belief to hang on to hope.  He is faithful and He is good.

I no longer desire to see my life through my own eyes, but through His.  I want to see with the eyes of hope, to look forward with the eyes of promise.  There are things that I and my family are facing that I do not now what the outcome will be.  But I rest in knowing that God has it all under control.  And I continue to pray for wisdom and for the revelation of His heart in these areas.  I want His perspective.

that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,  (Ephesians 1:17)

Grace gifts 301-315

301.  Spiritual eyes to see the good in every situation.
302.  Wisdom to know when to speak and when to hold my tongue.
303.  His grace which sustains me through the hard days.
304.  Reminders that I am loved and worthy of His love.
305.  The smell of freshly disinfected counter tops.
306.  My children, who have remained healthy during my illness over the last two weeks.
307.  My son’s ability to lead me to encounters in worship.
308.  The ability to lean on and trust God, even in uncertain times.
309.  His faithfulness to provide for my family’s needs, despite lack of income.
310.  Cleaning out the freezer and finding enough there for meals for most of the week.
311.  Coupons that I can actually use this week.
312.  My two youngest, playing quietly in the next room.
313.  Peppermint White Mochas.
314.  BOGO’s
315.  Reaching beyond my circumstances.

I am linking up with Ann today over at A Holy Experience as we journey towards 1000 gifts.  Will you join me there?  Or simply leave a comment below and tell me what God is teaching you about perspective.

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Anonymous
    September 26, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Amen Barbie!  Me too!  I don’t want to see according to my skewed perspective. 

    Have a blessed day!
    Beth

    • Reply
      Barbie
      September 27, 2011 at 6:08 am

      Hope you’ve had a beautiful day my friend.

  • Reply
    Joan
    September 26, 2011 at 12:03 pm

     
    “I  no longer desire to see my life through my own eyes, but through His.” Barbie, your words hit so close to home, as that has been on my heart for a couple of days. In fact, before coming here this morning, I began composing my next blog post and the title is “Through His Eyes.” (I think the Lord is speaking to me!)
     
    Blessings,
    Joan

    • Reply
      Barbie
      September 26, 2011 at 2:11 pm

      Oh Joan, that’s fantastic!  I will be looking forward to reading your next blog post.  I love it when the Lord confirms His heart through my daily reads.

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    Stefanie Brown
    September 26, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I love your first three:

    301.  Spiritual eyes to see the good in every situation.

    302.  Wisdom to know when to speak and when to hold my tongue.

    303.  His grace which sustains me through the hard days.

    Praying our eyes remain open, our wisdom increases and His grace continues to sustain!

    Have a wonderful day…

    • Reply
      Barbie
      September 27, 2011 at 6:02 am

      Thank you Stefanie!

  • Reply
    Kerri Smith
    September 26, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    I want His perspective too, Barbie!!
    I think that is why “Joy” has been and continues to be the word popping up in my life, whether in blogging, in corporate worship or personal study….God is truly speaking to me with this one simple 3 letter word!!
    Blessings,
    ~Kerri

    • Reply
      Barbie
      September 27, 2011 at 6:05 am

      Me too Kerri.  I have been reminded of Sara a lot this week.  It’s like God is speaking to me, and it’s intensifying.  I must choose JOY!

  • Reply
    Amy Hunt
    September 26, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    He will answer your heart cry, sweet Barbie! He will!

    Rich blessings of eyes to See His way!

    • Reply
      Barbie
      September 27, 2011 at 6:05 am

      Thank you my sweet friend!

  • Reply
    Anonymous
    September 26, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    The great thing is when we truly desire His perspective on things He is faithful- it just might not be anything like what we thought it would be. Stopping by from Ann’s on this Monday!

    • Reply
      Barbie
      September 27, 2011 at 6:06 am

      Oh that’s so true!  Thank you for stopping by!

  • Reply
    Maria Chamorro
    September 26, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Barbie, perspective can definitely be tricky sometimes.   But when we ask for his intervention, great things happen.   I love your list of gratitudes.  310 and 314 made me smile.  Have a wonderful day.

    • Reply
      Barbie
      September 27, 2011 at 6:01 am

      Ha ha, and today I went to buy something at Michael’s that was $18 but was 40% off.  But it rang up for a penny, so I got it for a penny! 

  • Reply
    r.elliott
    September 26, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I have to give a big AMEN!  I am right here with you…especially #302…
    Blessings~

    • Reply
      Barbie
      September 27, 2011 at 6:07 am

      Thank you so much for stopping by!

  • Reply
    Prudence
    September 26, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    308.  The ability to lean on and trust God, even in uncertain times.

    Leaning with you.

    • Reply
      Barbie
      September 27, 2011 at 6:07 am

      Thank you Prudence!

  • Reply
    Carrie
    September 26, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    I can completely relate to your post.  And it isn’t always easy to keep the discouragement and frustration at bay.  I too am seeking God’s wisdom for our situation.  I spent most of my life trying to control things and only viewing the world through my own selfish eyes.  It has certainly been a personal and spiritual reawakening to relinquish this control and accept His plan for us.  Blessings to you as you wait faithfully for that door to be opened to you!  Amen to #s 301, 302 and 303!

    • Reply
      Barbie
      September 27, 2011 at 6:06 am

      Thank you Carrie for stopping by!

  • Reply
    Jamie @ Six Bricks High
    September 27, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Oh how I want His perspective too.  Love your list — peppermint white mochas, Yum!

    • Reply
      Barbie
      September 27, 2011 at 6:08 am

      Thanks Jamie!  Love me some White Peppermint Mochas!

  • Reply
    charis
    September 27, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    barbie, i am so glad to join with you in counting gifts again this week.  your list really blessed me – i can relate to so so many of them and it just serves to remind me once again of His faithfulness.  

  • Reply
    Keenalynn
    September 27, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    I share in your prayer.  I want to see from the eyes of GOD, not the eyes of man.

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