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New Life Daily Devotion - December 3, 2011

  • 2011 Dec 03


His Perspective . . . and Yours
Since you have been raised to new life with Christ,
set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits
at God’s right hand in the place of honor and power.
Colossians 3:1 NLT

If a temporary loss of perspective has left you worried, exhausted, or both, it’s time to readjust your thought patterns. Negative thoughts are habit-forming; thankfully, so are positive ones. With practice, you can form the habit of focusing on God’s priorities and your own possibilities. When you do, you’ll soon discover that you will spend less time fretting about your challenges and more time praising God for His gifts.

When you call upon the Lord and prayerfully seek His will, He will give you wisdom and perspective. When you make God’s priorities your priorities, He will direct your steps and calm your fears. So today and every day hereafter, pray for a sense of balance and perspective. And remember: no problems are too big for God—and that includes yours.

Attitude is the mind’s paintbrush; it can color any situation. - Barbara Johnson, 100 Days of Prayer

Instead of being frustrated and overwhelmed by all that is going on in our world, go to the Lord and ask Him to give you His eternal perspective. - Kay Arthur

When we look at the individual parts of our lives, some things appear unfair and unpleasant. When we take them out of the context of the big picture, we easily drift into the attitude that we deserve better, and the tumble down into the pit of pride begins. - Susan Hunt

Today’s Prayer
Lord, sometimes, the world’s perspective can lead me astray. Sometimes I become confused; sometimes, in the busyness of my daily life, I lose perspective. Help me, Lord, to see the world through Your eyes. Give me guidance and wisdom and perspective. Lead me according to Your plan for my life and according to Your commandments. And keep me ever mindful, Father, that Your reality is the ultimate reality, and that Your truth is the ultimate truth, now and forever. Amen


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