Thursday, March 6, 2014

From God's Vantage Point!

You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. (Psalms 139:3) 

For Christmas one year we bought our children what was called "Ant City." This consisted of clear plastic plates on either side, filled with sand and ants. From our vantage point outside and above, we could see what these busy little creatures were doing underground. We watched as they tunneled  their way around, leaving a maze of trails. 

In a similar fashion, God scrutinizes our paths. From where we are, tunneling along, all we see is the sand immediately ahead, behind, and beside us. But from His vantage point, He can see exactly where we've been and precisely where we're going. "He is intimately acquainted with all my ways." 

The Mystery of God's Will 

I have always been a huge fan and follower of Jewish military history. Some of the most famous "dogfights" (Israeli air force versus foreign military threat) involved Israel's Air Force. In spite of numerous odds that have traditionally gone against them when it came to the number of foreign of enemy forces in contrast to Israeli fighting forces, Israel always had a knack for defeating the enemy. How is that? Great question and one that could potentially be answered with the following:

They have a distinct vantage point! 

Yes, you read that right! They have a distinct vantage point that no other country in the world can claim with the second closest being the United States. Israel's distinct vantage point has very little to do with its logistics and military prowess. It has very little to do with its amazing intelligence program. It has everything to do with being connected to the Person Who has the ultimate vantage point. God! 

Guess what friends? We as Christians also have the same exact vantage point because of who we are in Christ. God's vantage point can only be achieved through prayer, reading of His Word, fasting, and finding other methods of developing a more intimate relationship with Him. Israel, God's chosen nation and people have been tapped into that vantage point for millenia. My dear friends, I strongly encourage you to do the same! God's vantage point is far more superior in every way than that satellite pictured above. God knows all. God sees all. God is everywhere. God is in the past....present....and future! What other vantage point will we need in our lives? No one else's but God's! 

Thank you so much for reading this far friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you all in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!...:-)