Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE
It’s not so much what you do but where you are standing when you do it. Whatever does that mean? you might ask, with a frown on your forehead and a blank stare at the wall.
Well, there are two worlds you can choose to stand in. One is the natural world – the one Adam is the head of, you know. He was a man of pride who chose to go his own way, along with his wife, Eve, whom he blamed for the whole incident. It’s a world where we listen to the Adams and Eves of this world who tell us to strap up our boots and make our way in the world as best we can. The other is the Spiritual world – the one Jesus is the head of, along with His Father and the Holy Spirit. It’s the world where we operate under the power of the Holy Spirit to do God’s will in His kingdom.
When you are kind to your spouse or children or the next-door neighbor, is it your natural goodness or the goodness of Jesus? When you give money to your church or a favorite charity, is it out of your richness or out of what God has given to you. You can do the same thing in the natural world or the spiritual world. The one is of little value and the other of great import.
Jesus says in John 15:5 that “apart from me you can do nothing.” I expect all of you believe that, but do you live it out? Is Jesus the reason for everything you do every day of the year? Or do you slip away by yourself here and there and do things under your own power? Be careful where you are standing. God is watching. And your family and friends as well.