Thursday, February 21, 2019

Both H.E.A.R.T. and Ministry and Manners will be held today as scheduled.

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Divine Perspective

Someone has said wisdom is the ability to see things from God’s Perspective. Certainly in these days, there are thousands of opinions regarding the COVID-19 virus. The news has been dominated by articles, interviews, briefings, opinions, and false facts all magnifying man’s thoughts. But God’s grace gives the believer divine perspective. Certainly, Paul testifies of this truth in 2 Corinthians 12:7-10.

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (KJV)
7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

“Most gladly, therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities” and “Therefore, I take pleasure in my infirmities, reproaches, necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake” teach us that God’s grace brought about divine perspective in the life of Paul. Paul experienced with greater clarity the power of Christ rest upon him. Grace brings about divine perspective because of God’s presence. Divine perspective means that I choose to rejoice in the good things from the hand of God and not fail of his grace.

Failing of his grace will lead to a bitter spirit and a sour attitude.

Hebrews 12:15 (KJV)
15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

Oh, do we need divine perspective to say, Most gladly, I with glory in the days in which I live, and take pleasure in the struggles I am facing today, because It reveals to me that God is with me and his power and presence are the sweetest gifts in life. Dear friend, ask God to give you divine perspective today where you can say, “when I am weak, then am I strong.”

When God’s grace has ministered to you, then you can be a minister of grace to others.

Ephesians 4:29 (KJV)
29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Get divine perspective from God, and be a minister of grace to others! This is Biblical counsel for the times!

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