December 6, 2019
A perspective that is molded and aligned with God’s natures will help us to keep responding everything that happens and we are going through in our daily lives just like God Himself is facing it.
Bible mentioned Jesus as a person who has united with Father, dwells all the fulness of the God (John 10:30, Colossians 2:9). It is because of the existence of Jesus that is also called as the manifestation of the living word (John 1:14). It means if we consistently align our perspective and conviction with His word – setting ourselves to keep experiencing the power of the word in our everyday lives, we will automatically experience the fulness of Christ! We will be enabled to face all events in our daily lives precisely just like Christ Himself!
1. Divine perspective will help us to face the storm of live calmly
When the storm hit their boat, Bible recorded how the disciples became very panicked, while Jesus – the manifestation of the living Word in the human flesh – He was fast asleep! (Mat 8:23-27)
The storm that hit disciples’ boat in their trip to Gergesenes could be called as ‘early attack’ from the enemy to Jesus whom intended to conqueror Legion, but in the calmness, Jesus faced that storm or enemy attack, even conquered the enemy only with one word full of authority! If we read the next chapter, Legion has submitted to Jesus without any resistance (Matt 8:28-34)
No matter what type of storm that we still have to face, we will be able to face with divine calmness! Nothing can take our peace and joy in Him; even the storm of life, no!
2. Divine perspective will help and make us stronger in facing the crisis of life
The hardest time that Jesus had ever faced, when He was in Gethsemane and said to His Father: If it is Your will, take this cup away from Me… (Luke 22:39-46). But with His divine perspective, He continued to pray and said: “…nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done…”
Likewise if we build our divine perspective in our lives, there will be no more intimidation, fear or worry that can distract our daily lives.
3. Divine perspective will help us to face unexpectedly various events (tend to be negative) in full of peace and conviction
In my opinion, the most painful ‘bad event’ could be experienced by us, is a betrayal that is done by the close person we have. However with a conviction that is Father in heaven is in control of everything in our lives and He responsibles to turning all evil intentions of the enemy into good for us and for the continuity of the fulfillment of His will, Jesus still ‘included’ Judas Iscariot to be one of the twelve!
A life with full of peace and conviction over God’s sovereignty must be one of the main characteristics of every believer’s daily lives! All of these could be happen by building the divine perspective.
4. Divine perspective will help us to face various wounds and the effect of spiritual warfare accurately
Paul explicitly emphasized about various effects of spiritual warfare that they had to face: We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed (2 Corinthians 4:8-9).
Never take lightly the effects of spiritual warfare! The enemy will never shoot the empty bullets to us; they indeed wants our death! Without having divine point of view, we will easily live in depression, fear or worry of various wiles and intimidation from the enemy! That’s why, it’s important to build our perspective on the existence of God Himself!
5. Divine perspective will help us not to get trapped by the kinds of the devil’s wiles
The deadliest weapon the enemy has that we have to overcome is their wiles. The devil can easily saw any kinds of opinions or thoughts into our minds and if we are not careful enough to filter all of those entering our minds, the enemy will destroy our lives so easily!
Pay attention on the conversation between Eve and the serpent in the garden; the serpent; easily made Eve ‘confused’ as to comparing and determining the truth between God’s voice and the serpent’s ( Genesis 3:1-6).
In living our daily lives, we still need the divine filter to filtrate any kinds of enemy’s wiles that often come in the form of thoughts or opinions and feelings that can deviate us from our destiny that we should live in. The enemy doesn’t need much, all he needs is a ‘small shift’, the coming of a doubt or an act of questioning God’s existence, to be sown in our hearts, and that is enough!
Therefore, make sure to consistently build our divine perspective based on God’s existence in our lives! #IloveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus