Look Beyond the Natural

Romans 8:19The created world itself can hardly wait for what’s coming next (MSG).

Yesterday, I briefly shared about my father-in-law’s five-year battle with cancer. He was a model of expectation. I often heard him laughing and making plans for the future. (Those are not things you do if you are waiting to die.) He planned to live a long life, and he seized the opportunities he had to make someone else’s day special.

His story is a great example of faith. Faith does not deny reality; it simply adds God to the equation. Faith makes God greater than the realities of what you can see, touch, or feel.

Helen Keller said it well: “The only thing worse than being blind is having no vision.” So what is your vision? Can you see beyond the natural to what God has planned for you, or are you limited by what’s right in front of you? It’s vitally important for you to remain in direct contact with God. He has earthly instructions you need to fulfill in order to advance His kingdom purposes.

If you have lost your vision, open up the eyes of your spirit and look beyond what you can see, touch, or feel in the natural. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you directions. And until He gives you the specifics, keep an eager expectation and don’t lose confidence. No matter how contrary the circumstances surrounding your life may be, guard your confession and make the most of every day.

Ephesians 5:17Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do (NLT).

—Heidi Jonker

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