A Heart Set Above
Have you ever found yourself so close to a situation, knowing so many details and yet feeling like you just can't figure it out? How can I have all of these pieces in front of me and try to make them come together into a picture that is sensible? If only we could have perspective.
Lord help us to see what we are doing. Help us to see deeper, to love longer, to wait upon you in worship of who you are so that my soaking is in the vat of grace and truth. Only then am I able to see what is not of you.
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Colossians 3:1
Two weeks ago in prayer the Lord highlighted the verse from Matthew 22:44: “Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet.” I thought it must be his invitation to rest in Him with all that is so swirly around me. News that our two in Ukraine were moved. Then to learn that Maxim had emergency surgery to stop infection that was running through his system from the prolapsed area. Randy's boss at work was fired taking what was once a large department down to two people and Randy taking on the load left behind. Soon to find that paperwork redo's are needed again. With Julia's 16th birthday upon us we have sent in request for extension with our I-600 to USCIS. With pleas for their cause in Ukraine, we continue to get stalled off. If I were to hold to the perspective of the world, apathy would be my demise.
God knows I was longing for perspective. Three more times I would come across this same verse over a matter of days. Again in Mark (12:36) and Acts 2 showed me this:
31 Seeing what was to come, he spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, that he was not abandoned to the realm of the dead, nor did his body see decay. 32 God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it. 33 Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear. 34 For David did not ascend to heaven, and yet he said,
“Sit at my right hand
35 until I make your enemies
a footstool for your feet.”
And then Jesus in only the way he can do in His perfect timing spoke perfectly.
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me