Do I see as Jesus sees?
Where am I looking and what am I seeing? Am I seeing what God sees over seemingly impossible situations and people? Am I yielding to His heart and offering His thoughts? Am I speaking His life-giving, revelatory perspective? Am I agreeing with heaven and declaring heaven’s eternal vantage point?
Here’s a prayer for us to pray as we align ourselves with heaven’s vantage point...
Jesus, direct my steps this week...and as You direct my steps, cause my eyes to see like You do and my heart to process as You are processing over situations and people. Interrupt my path and let heaven invade the time and earth continuum that I find myself in today. Let my life be a portal for heaven to access earth this morning...for heaven’s heart to be made manifest on earth.
Let my eyes be focused on You -looking up and expecting something only from You!! Let today be the day I live fully engage and yielded to the Audience of One! Let today be the day where You live through me...
“One day at three o’clock in the afternoon, Peter and John were on their way into the Temple for prayer meeting. At the same time there was a man crippled from birth being carried up. Every day he was set down at the Temple gate, the one named Beautiful, to beg from those going into the Temple. When he saw Peter and John about to enter the Temple, he asked for a handout. Peter, with John at his side, looked him straight in the eye and said, “Look here.” He looked up,
expecting to get something from them.”
Acts 3:1-5 MSG
“With all this going for us, my dear, dear friends, stand your ground. And don’t hold back. Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for him is a waste of time or effort.”
1 Corinthians 15:58 MSG
Don’t let anything distract us...let every seeming hindrance cause us to be ever more focused on who Jesus is and what He’s done. That what you want for our lives is what we focus on and what we love for passionately. That we’d live with a focus and clarity on one thing: Christ’s outrageous love for us! That we’d live for an audience of One!! That we’d:
Help me. Help us. Help us live whole-heartedly. Fully-alive. Fully present. Nothing hidden. Cause us to live lives that SHOUT that Jesus is our only treasure. And if Jesus is our only treasure, we have nothing to lose; nothing to hide; and nothing to prove. So, we can love with an abandon. We can pour out our love on others as You have so lavishly and scandalously poured out on us.
Let us live with absolute thankful hearts today!
For, we sure do love you️!
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Shanda Harris is a lover of Jesus, dedicated wife, mother of 6 and the Women's Pastor at Epikos Church in Bend, Oregon.