- Published: Friday, 01 September 2017 06:11
- Written by Bethany Looyenga
Yet you, God, are sovereign still, always and ever sovereign.
We all look at life through a lens. It's filtered by our parents, siblings, friends, culture, religion, etc. It's the circle of life we live in, and the thoughts we have learned to think and believe. Some of us lean more towards the negative others positive. Some of us are discovering that we actually have been believing lies about ourselves, God, and maybe others. The truth is we are all on a journey in this life, and each one of us seek love and want to be known by someone. We want to be in the circle of someones life, to be embraced.
I recently heard a teaching on the circle of life, and the value of using it as a lens for viewing the world. In the center of the circle is the Soveriegn God, to the East is abundance, South beauty, West wisdom, and North is Power. Throughout your day, if you practice looking through this lens and ask yourself: Is there abundance here? How is God's beauty shining through? Can I learn from this situation, or see wisdom in this? Where is God's power in this? And, then stay with the belief that God is always sovereign over all things.
I've been using this lens a lot , and I have found that it makes me want to search for God's abundance, beauty, wisdom, and power. As soon as I walk into a situation, my mind begins to scan for those things and think on the positive. I want to fill in the circle with all the good things...
So, what's in your circle?