The Lord is calling us up. He is calling us to live above the clouds and above the storm, with an eagle’s eye view.
Father God is beckoning us to come closer, and to live and move and have our being from the place of connection and partnership with Him.
We must aim to remove our focus from the earthly and the negative, and think on things above.
We must aim to learn God’s ways and God’s perspective, thinking, speaking and acting from that pure perspective.
“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.” (Colossians 3:1-4 NKJV)
This comes only through the place of intimacy. It is in getting to know Jesus and hearing His voice, then following as He leads and guides. It is in knowing the heart of our Father, our God who is love and is our Refuge and Strength (1 John 4:8; Psalm 91:2; Psalm 46:1)
It is a higher perspective of living from the place where we truly dwell, seated in heavenly places with Him (Ephesians 2:6), where nothing phases us and nothing moves us except His voice, His heart, and His Spirit; and from this we follow His leading.
This is the place of being unmoved by whatever is happening around us or even trying to affect us, and instead being in tune with the Lord. This is the place of not allowing even our own emotions to lead us on, but to allow only God’s Spirit, along with His emotions and His truth, to lead and guide us, our actions and our responses.
This is the place of abiding fully in the Vine, so vital to our life, being in this world but not of it (John 15:1-5, 19; Romans 12:2).
This is the place of being fully committed to follow the Lamb wherever He goes, forsaking all else to follow Jesus no matter what.
“These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they have kept themselves chaste. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased from among men as first fruits to God and to the Lamb.” (Revelation 14:4 NASB)
What helps you to live with God’s perspective about your life? What do you do to help get your focus on God throughout daily life? Share your thoughts below.