A Change of Perspective

A Change of Perspective

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“…I make your enemies your footstool.” Luke 20:43

How is it some can look a cloudy sky and see only the dark clouds? While others can look at the same sky and see the blue sky surrounding those very same clouds? We can do the same with the activity of our lives. We can see our trials and tribulations as problems as we struggle through them, or we can wait on the Lord for He has proclaimed He will make “our enemies as our footstool.” (Luke 20:43, I Cor. 15:25, Ps. 110:1, Eph.1: 22-23) The difference is our perspective.

As a member of the church, which is the body of believers, you were given dominion over the world. The Lord God promises to make your enemies as your footstool.

Today I was reprimanded as Jesus spoke to me through my morning devotion. He said to me, “You are not under attack, the attack is under you.” For it was not long ago I made the statement—“We are under attack.” We were undergoing a series of mishaps. There is a whole list of things that broke or malfunctioned which had to be taken care of immediately. These things were distracting us from our daily prayer, study, and reading of God’s Word, and anything else that we were called to do for our Lord. My perspective was out-of- wack.

As a faithful believer, I have been given authority over any attacks that the Enemy may decide to throw at me—as are you when you make your vow to follow Jesus.

As Paul writes to the believers in Rome, “There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit has set you free from the law of sin and death.” (Romans 8:12) Therefore, there is nothing ole-sloo-foot can do that has the power to overtake you when you believe in the saving grace of Jesus Christ our Lord. So, from now on, let you and me change our perspective and view of the glass as half full instead of half empty. For there is no doubt in my mind that when I put on the full armor of God (Eph. 6:10-20) God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit will be victorious over anything the Enemy may want to do to us who believe. I pray that you and I will, from this moment on, change our perspective, for God has made the Enemy our footstool.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)

Luke 20:42, 43   Ephesians 2:6   Romans 14:11   Acts 2:34/Ps 110:1   Ephesians 1:22, 23   I Corinthians 15:25

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Betty Beach-Connell

Retired UM pastor now author. I have published 2 books--Embracing The Call (God will take you to places you never imagined) and Through the Storm ("Medications" for the soul). You may visit and read more about me on my web site RevBetty.com.

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