Having a Heavenly Perspective

June 5, 2017

Today there is a constant battle for your mind and heart. New Channels, ad agencies, social agencies, various causes, movements, political parties are all fighting for to have you come into agreement with their perspective. They want you to see their perspective of various social issues, causes and world views. At the very same time God is also calling you to come into agreement with His perspective. He wants you to have a heavenly lens by which you see the world around you. We have a choice each day. Whose perspective will we come into agreement with? Since you became alive again, so to speak, when Christ arose from the dead, now set your sights on the rich treasures and joys of heaven where he sits beside God in the place of honor and power. Let heaven fill your thoughts; don’t spend your time worrying about things down here. You should have as little desire for this world as a dead person does. Your real life is in heaven with Christ and God. And when Christ who is our real life comes back again, you will shine with him and share in all his glories. Colossians 3:1-4 TLB The model for living that has been given to us through the scriptures is to live with a heavenly perspective or lens. We are not to trust in our own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6) of the world around us but to have heaven’s perspective. We are to live from heaven to earth in all that we do. God wants for heaven to fill our thoughts and for those types of thoughts be the...
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HE must increase and I must decrease.

November 23, 2015

Outreach ministry is one of the most important times to have God’s word firmly in your heart and mind.  Jesus said to his disciples that His Spirit will guide us into all truth.  The Apostle Peter encouraged us to “Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.” We meet so many different people on our outreaches and you can never predict what situation you may encounter. That’s why it is so important to be “prayed up” and living Christ-like lifestyle so that we can be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and when we encounter people we will know what to say. Take the City outreach leader, John...
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Olivia

Even with only 2 Take the City Outreaches under my belt, they have made such an impact in my own personal journey of faith, and others I have crossed paths with! The most special part to me is knowing that even if I meet someone and I never see them again, I know God has allowed me to touch their heart and plant a seed that I couldn’t have done sitting at home. I’m so thankful for this organization because it truly has allowed me to connect with others, with the goal of bringing them closer to Christ, while becoming closer with God myself at the same time.