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  • Writer's picture~Kimberly Oden

How Might Our Peace Increase if we Limited Our Perspective to The One Who Goes Before?


The other day my son told me about a reading plan called, “Resolute” that he is going through with his brother. He said, “I’m not sure what the word means, but the visual I have is this:”


Then he proceeded to make pretend binoculars with his hands & place them over his eyes.


“It’s like having blinders around my eyes that block out everything except what is directly ahead.”

 

It made me smile inside because it reminded me when he was little-little. 🤗 But honestly, I think it takes that kinda child-like faith to follow the Father when everything around us feels like it’s going haywire!


When my guys were little,  they didn’t wonder IF we’d have dinner, they just wanted to know what & when. When we went through a super lean financial season & I sometimes wondered where the next meal might come from, they had no idea.


Y’all, I think the Father desires the same trust FOR us! Proverbs 17:24 tells us that sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom, but a fools eyes wander to the ends of the earth.


How might our peace increase if we limited our perspective to trust The One Who goes before?


I just  read how the prophet Elisha is surrounded by troops, horses & armies sent to capture him, but he does not flinch. His servant cries, “Oh, what will we do now?”


I love Elisha’s prayer: “ Oh Lord, open his eyes & let him see!“


The Lord DOES open his eyes & he suddenly sees an entire hillside of horses & chariots of fire! THEN Elisha prays for the enemy troops to become blind, & God answers!


When we keep our eyes glued on Wisdom, He opens our eyes to the bigger picture & shuts the eyes of the enemy!


It’s not that we need deny what’s happening around us, but HOW we process the knowledge changes when we keep our eyes resolute on our Rescuer & Redeemer!


Temptations lose their luster & fears begin to fade when we keep binocular-like focus on The One Who IS The Way ahead!


Jesus, You ARE Wisdom AND Peace! When fears begin to creep in or temptations start nipping at our heals, may we make little fist binoculars to remind us to keep our mind stayed on You for it is there that we find perfect Peace!


2 KINGS 6:1-7:20

ACTS 15:36-16:15

PSALM 142:1-7

PROVERBS 17:24-25


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