Three Nails Thursday 9/30/2021

A Song I am Listening to.

Show Me Your Glory – Brandon Lake

There has been a cry in my heart for normalcy. I am not sure I even know what that is anymore, what it looks like, or how it will likely feel. I know that the normal is ever-changing; our world’s normalcy is something with which I’m not comfortable. Therefore the craving that I have then is going to what I recognize as comfortability. For me, this is the presence of God. I have been a believer for over thirty-five years. It’s basically all I’ve ever known is being in the presence of God. It’s where I am the most comfortable, so I long for it. I say like David; Lord never take your presence or your spirit from me. 

I heard this song in a worship service this Monday; it brought me to the place of comfortability, in His presence. So if you feel uncomfortable, uneasy, stressed, anxious, then I encourage you to get into the presence of God; I promise it will change your perspective quickly.

A verse that spoke to me.

Isaiah 22:1 NKJV
The burden against the Valley of Vision.
What ails you now, that you have all gone up to the housetops,

I give you a verse from this chapter, but the whole chapter is necessary to read. It was the first line that caught my attention—the burden against the Valley of Vision. At first glance, I’d say that it is hard to hold on to the vision for your life while you are in a valley. I know that when things get low in my life, it’s hard to think high. When my attention is forced to view the issues of life, it’s hard to keep my energy moving ahead.
The next part lets us know something was bothering them in the valley, which is why they went to the rooftops. They needed to get to a higher vantage point to see the issue differently.
Jerusalem is built on a hill, more prominent mountains surround it, so it is, in a sense, a valley. Even though they were already elevated, there were still issues and circumstances requiring them to gain a higher vantage point to see the problem more clearly. Regardless of whether we are in a valley or on a mountain top, all of us still need to ensure we have the best vantage point. All of us need to come up higher so that God can show us what we need to see. That was the invitation to John in Revelation “Come Up Higher” so that I can show you the things to come. Let’s go up higher!

A quote that challenged me.

“Faith sees the opportunity in the obstacle and the potential in the problem” – Dr. Daniels.?

Now, how’s that for perspective? When you see a problem, do you see the positive potential that comes from the problem you’re facing? Do you recognize the strength that will be created from the obstacle you’re about to overcome? 

If we are going to face trials and tribulations, let’s at least gain something from them. Let there be gain from the pain. Take an inventory of your life now! What can you gain from the pain of your life?

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