North Pull

[mk_dropcaps style="fancy-style"]O[/mk_dropcaps]ur God is outside of time.  Caution if you think on this thought too much your brain will end up in knots with how complicated that is. On this side of heaven we are all bound to time.  We count on it.  In fact I would say we actually are grateful for it.  It means whatever we are in now both has a beginning and an end.  We are finite beings serving an infinite God.  As a result our perspective of our situations is very different than God’s. We see things bound up in time.  He sees things from a vantage point that is outside of time. In Isaiah 46:9-10 we see how different God’s perspective is: [mk_blockquote style="line-style" font_family="none" text_size="16" align="center"]

9Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,’[/mk_blockquote]

The key verse in this to take hold of is that God is “declaring the end from the beginning.”  He is a confident God knowing that all His will, will come to pass.  Now this is all in the Old Testament so there has been an amendment since Christ came and walked this earth.  As we celebrate His birth this week and remember upon the destiny altering life He lived for all of us it is worthy to note what change has occurred since Jesus came lived the perfect life, died a sinner’s death to restore our relationship with God the father, and conquered death.

God’s perspective is not our natural bent, but one of the many things Jesus’s life restored was even our very thoughts.  We are transformed by the renewing of our mind remember?  That is done by the power of the Holy Spirit who was sent after the resurrection of Jesus.  Now we can be confident knowing that

[mk_blockquote style="line-style" font_family="none" text_size="16" align="center"]We have the mind of Christ. -1 Corinthians 2:16[/mk_blockquote]

In Christ, all things have been made new.  That includes our perspective.  With this understanding, once you are reborn through Christ you can ask the Lord and He will give you the understanding you need for any situation you are in.  The more you seek the Lord, the closer you will get to him.  Like any relationship, the more time you spend with someone the more them you become.

As we celebrate Christmas this week let us not forget all the benefits from the Lord.  We are not left alone.  We are not left helpless or hopeless.  He has come and paid a price we could never pay to bring restoration with him directly.  This perspective shift is worthy not just of one day a year of praise and honor, but every day.  This week take some time and draw into the “North Pull”  The perspective that comes from taking the position seated next to Christ.  Looking out into the future of 2015 and what promises the year holds.  The plans and desires of your heart the Lord hears and will give to you.

He can see what lies ahead with much more clarity than your finite mind can understand.  As he reveals things to you, even if you do not fully understand, still obey His promptings.  You will not regret it.  Much like the spotter for a NASCAR driver up in the press box. He can see things before they become a possible threat, and he can position you for your best success.  Trust His direction.  The more time you spend with the Lord and heading His voice it truly will be like the North Pole which has a magnetic pull.  Our Lord is our North Pull toward our destiny.  He is the one who makes our paths straight and successful beyond our capacity apart from Him.

I pray you and your family are blessed beyond measure this Christmas. Not with just material blessings but a fresh dose of Love, joy, peace, and hope.  The best is yet to come. May we continue to follow closely the North Pull.