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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Ground of Perspective

For the past several months I have been learning – relearning actually – about prayer.  I have shared some of that journey here (1119, 1127, 1129, 0223, 0224, 0227, and 0304).
The Ground of Perspective
This morning I was reflecting on Paul’s focus on our final state, glorified in the presence of Christ eternally.  It occurred to me that all of the challenges and opportunities pale in the light of how we will spend eternity.

Further, to be anxious or worried about something that we are facing now, seems somewhat absurd in light of our ultimate destination.  The joy, grandeur, majesty, and glory of being in the presence of the Lord makes all of this through which we fleetingly traverse, seem trivial in comparison.

This is not yet a consistent experience in my prayer, but I am slowly, incrementally, gaining on it.

1 comment:

  1. This is an excellent reminder, and perspective is a difficult struggle. I think often of Paul's words in 2 Cor. 4:16,17:

    "Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For our momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison..."

    My problem is, I've never been into suffering....