We’re working on our thought patterns.
Here’s my Periscope on Philippians 3:18-4:1.
“For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. Therefore, my brothers, you whom I love, and love for, my joy and my crown, that is how you should stand firm in the Lord, dear friends” (Phil. 3:18-4:1).
I’m hoping this teaching will help you focus on more than what’s in front of you.May we have eyes to see past the familiar and trust that we are apart of a much grander story. Click To Tweet
When we think this way, we handle situations differently. Don’t you know that this is how Jesus was able to respond to people and situations the way He did? He had a much larger perspective–an eternal one.
(This takes about 20 minutes to watch.The first five minutes I’m welcoming those who joined the live broadcast, so you may want to start past five minutes into the video. But Hank [my cat] makes an appearance in the beginning! )
What are things you do to keep the bigger picture in mind?
Finding Purpose by Thinking Mythically,
resources: The Ransomed Heart, by John Eldredge