How do you see life? I’ve realized that everyone sees things through different lenses. Some need very strong lenses, some have 20/20 vision. My mom has always been far-sighted, but as she’s aged, her vision has gone to 20/20. I think that’s amazing.
Aging does something more than mess with the lenses of our eyes, it causes our perspective to be different. We appreciate things like, staying upright, sunrises, sunsets, relationships. We seem to understand the meaning of, “Life is but a vapor,” and continually try to find ways to slow down the speed and momentum of it.
There’s only one thing that never changes and that is God (Malachi 3:8). He is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). So to slow down the ‘clock’, I spend time meditating on His Word and His promises. I remember that ‘With long life he satisfies me and shows me His salvation’. That because of what Jesus did for me, I’m redeemed from the curse of the law and made perfect by His grace.
I know that life and death are in the power of MY tongue and that those who love it will eat it’s fruit. I will think on His word so that I speak His word in times of trouble and lack. My situations are subject to change because of what I speak over them. It’s not ‘mind over matter’, it’s God’s unchanging word over opposing situations.
Today, may you change your perspective to that of God’s. His is the only one that really matters because if we agree with it, and don’t doubt, we will have whatever we say. So slow down and know that He is God and is the rewarder of they who diligently seek Him.