• David Chadwick

Go Higher

Paul exhorted his readers to go higher in their faith, to go to Jesus’s throne.  Look at your problems the way he views them – from above.  He is over them.  They pose no problem for him.  They are under his feet, and he crushes them all.

Imagine parasailing, or flying in a helicopter or airplane.  The higher you go in the air, the smaller the things below become.  Similarly, the higher you go with Jesus on his throne, the smaller your problems become.

When we look at life from this earth’s point of view, our problems become blurry.  Out of focus.  Out of control.

An eternal perspective means thatwe believe God is in control of everything– and we let that truth permeate our thoughts and actions.  He oversees all.  He is sovereign over history.  He manages everything in our lives as well, both the good and the bad.  Nothing is outside his jurisdiction.

Christians are not citizens of this earth but of heaven (Philippians 3:20).  There is only one kingdom we belong to, and that kingdom belongs to Jesus.  He is the King of his kingdom, and we are his loyal citizens.  He rules his kingdom, and that’s the foundation for our faith and trust.

If we know that our sovereign Lord cares for us, why be afraid?  Why worry about anything?  Believe that God is in control of everything – including COVID-19.  That’s what it means to have an eternal perspective.

The Bible tells us that Jesus is working all things together for our good and his glory (Romans 8:28).  All things, both great and small, are under his purview.  Everything in our lives is mapped out and controlled by Jesus if we love him and are called according to his purpose.  He is even able to use evil for good (Genesis 50:20).  That’s the reason we can give thanks inallthings, even bad things (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

When we believe God controls everything, including our lives, we start looking at everything from his viewpoint.  From a heavenly perspective.  Throughhislenses alone. 

Go higher with Jesus.  Thank him forallthings.  When you do so, your anxiety will fade away.

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