What Do You See?

Numbers 13:30-31 But Caleb tried to quiet the people as they stood before Moses. “Let’s go at once to take the land,” he said. “We can certainly conquer it!” But the other men who had explored the land with him disagreed. “We can’t go up against them! They are stronger than we are.”

hidden lionMy Valentine, Patti, got a photo text from her sister last week. Gas in west Arkansas was $1.11 per gallon! That was so amazing.  What a great deal.

As I pondered that photo, I had several thoughts and reflections. I was first happy for her. She deserves cheap gas.

I then was encouraged that maybe Florida gas will get cheaper too. Go gas!

I was then aggravated that our gas was so much more expensive. And why is there a different price for credit and cash.  Hey, that is not fair!

With every step in our Christian journey there are photos to view. There are circumstances to confront. For each photo, there are responses within us that will define our attitudes and actions.

In this Bible story, the Jews are looking at a picture of the Promised Land. Some saw fear. Some saw despair. But others saw promise. But all were looking at the same photo.

What was the defining difference that allowed Caleb to see something different?

Simple. Caleb was looking for God. He was looking for God’s promise to happen. Caleb believed God for great things.

Caleb was ready to put all his chips on the table. He placed himself in a position that only God could answer and receive the credit and glory.

Today, as you step through your journey, you will be confronted with life photos at every turn, multiple times each day  When you turn that corner to see the photo before you, ask the Holy Spirit to help you to experience Caleb’s vision. Seek God to help you see with Caleb’s clarity. The proper vision will lead to the right action.

The right action will take you to new places you can only dream of.

Blessings and blessings.

~Dean Burnetti


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