Friday, April 27, 2018

March 25, 2018 Look At My Life Through Heaven's Eyes

I've got to remember where my value lies and look at my life through heaven's eyesA Heavenly Perspective

When I get a message from God three times in one day, I pay attention.  It felt like that happened today (March 25, 2018).  I generally try and start my mornings by reading Rick Warren's 'Daily Hope' blog/devotional.  Today's was about God being aware of me and my needs.  Click this link to read the full post for today.   The part that caught my attention was 'God knows my faithfulness' and how that He sees everything that I do that is good and right.  Nothing good I do is ever done in vain.  Galatians 6:9  'So we must not be tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don't give up.'

Then in church today, Pastor Jess was talking about Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8:26-40), and how Philip was a more 'ordinary' disciple.  God wants to use ordinary people.  (link to the podcast - Sermon is titled 'The Power of One')   I didn't realized that a few chapters after where the Eunuch was reading in Isaiah, the prophet Isaiah talks about 'Salvation for Others' - specifically calling out Eunuchs.  Jess pointed out how they were ostracized in society back then and seen as nobodies, through no fault of their own.  God wanted them to know that they mattered, too.  That they could have a place in His kingdom, and that he would give them an everlasting name that would last forever.  They aren't outcasts or good-for-nothings in His eyes.

How can you see what your life is worth or where your value lies?  Through heaven's eyes!  Prince of Egypt dance
Finally, one of my daughter's favourite movies is The Prince of Egypt.  We happened upon the DVD this weekend so we bought it and started watching it this evening.  We hadn't seen it in probably ten years.  What a powerful animated flick!  When Moses leaves Egypt and is accepted into Jethro's family, they have a party in his honour.  Moses tries to play it down because he felt he hadn't done anything honourable (still thinking about abandoning his extended Jewish family back in Egypt).  Jethro says 'Nonsense!' and sings a song called 'Through Heaven's Eyes' that has lyrics that completely line up with what I felt God was encouraging me with today:

A single thread in a tapestry,   Though it's colour brightly shines,
Can never see it's purpose,   In the pattern of the grand design.

And the stone that sits on the very top,  Of the mountain's mighty face,
Doesn't think it's more important,  Than the stones that form the base!

So how can you see what your life is worth   Or what your value lies?
You will never see through the eyes of man,
You must look at your life,  look at your life through heaven's eyes!

So how do you judge what a man is worth?  By what he builds or buys?
You can never see through your eyes on earth,
Look at your life through heaven's eyes!

You are someone special in God's eyes.  What you do for Him is important - no matter how small, trivial, and unnoticed it seems. God says you valuable to Him - He bought and paid for you with a price.

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