January 3 Getting God’s Viewpoint

Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:7–12

Key Verse: 2 Corinthians 4:7

We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.

If you have ever flown in an airplane and peered out the window, you were probably enraptured with the view. In clear weather, you can see a vast landscape in one quick glance, allowing you to momentarily transcend the restrictive barriers of earthbound living.

It is but a minute portrait of how our omniscient, omnipotent God views the life of the believer. He sees all. He knows all. He is aware of every detail of your life from birth (even before you were conceived) until death.

Since God knows your future perfectly and how today’s ordinary events fit into His plan, you can rely on Him every moment. The timeless principles of Scripture help you make wise decisions from God’s viewpoint.

We are related to an all-seeing, all-knowing God who has given us resources to face life’s challenges and obstacles from His perspective. We are not limited by our own strength or wisdom.

We are hemmed in too often by our circumstances, unable to see through the fog of our finiteness. But if we seek God prayerfully and consistently, regularly digesting His Word, we can break through barriers with His insight.

Father, You see all, know all, and are aware of every detail of my life. You have planned today’s ordinary events to fit into Your long-range purpose for my life. As I travel through this day, help me break through barriers with Your insight.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 4). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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