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“Perspective” –27th April 2018

“A Fork in the Road” this month our speaker Leona Grant shared her thoughts on Perspective in the Cambridge English dictionary says – to think about a situation or problem in a wise and reasonable way: You must keep things in perspective –

Influence:

  • View point
  • Approving life
  • Access different situations and where that fits in life

Spiritual:

  • How God sees things and aligns that
  • Colossians 3:v2 Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from his
  • Isaiah 40: v8 The grass withers and the flowers fall but the word of our God endures for ever.’
  • Psalms 39 ‘Show me, Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days, let me know how fleeting my life is.

 “Everything is but a breath even though seems secure”.

 Life is fleeting, fragile & nothing is guaranteed, things change in an instant, our complacency can sometimes trip us up!

 “EACH DAY A NEW GIFT FROM GOD”

What does it mean to grasp these truths – unpredictable life ‘Francis Chan said – we believe we are able to communicate with a God of the universe, who saved us, where eternity is waiting for us and He loves us.  ‘Are there areas of our thinking which we fail to align with these truths?’

  • Church – work life Balance
  • Trust one another
  • Constant re-aligning ourselves
  • Nurturing relationships, conversations

Realigning ourselves with God allows us more freedom

Practically realigning our perspective

 How often do we think about it, is it too big to comprehend and to Trust God.  Worship is key to maintaining perspective and realign our focus and puts our heart in the right place.  A practical way to take a moment.  The suddenness of incidents – to illnesses, children getting sick can bring you back into perspective!

Going to church on Sunday helps you gain perspective, giving to God and take a step back and going ‘Back to Basics’, taking the opportunities to be brought back to put everything into perspective.  Being regular community, relationships and caring for each other can help you bring perspective.  How can we say our attitude to life and work is noticeably different to non-Christians and how that looks to us!

Feeling like a refugee
Like you don’t belong to me
The colors flash across the sky
This air feels strange to me
Feeling like a tragedy
I take a deep breath and close my eyes
One last time, One last time
Storms on the wasteland
Dark clouds on the plains again
We were born into the fight
But I’m not sentimental
This skin and bones is a rental
And no one makes it out alive
Until I die I’ll sing these songs
On the shores of Babylon
Still looking for a home
In a world where I belong
Where the weak are finally strong
Where the righteous right the wrongs
Still looking for a home
In a world where I belong
Feels like we’re just waiting, waiting
While are hearts are just breaking, breaking
Feels like we’ve been fighting against the tide
I wanna see the earth start shaking
I wanna see a generation
Finally waking up inside
Until I die I’ll sing these songs
On the shores of Babylon
Still looking for a home
In a world where I belong
Where the weak are finally strong
Where the righteous right the wrongs
Still looking for a home
In a world where I belong
A world where I belong
This body’s not my home
This world is not my own
But I still can hear the sound
Of my heart beating out
So let’s go boys, play it loud
And on that final day I die
I want to hold my head up high
I want to tell you that I tried
To live it like a song
And when I reach the other side
I want to look you in the eye
And know that I’ve arrived
In a world where I belong
Where I belong
I still believe we can live forever
You and I we begin forever now
Forever now
Forever
I still believe in us together
You and I we’re here together now
Together now, Forever now