It seems surreal...I was at our church's Sunday morning gathering with our church family, listening to my oldest daughter speak from the Word of God and from her heart about the journey of endurance that God has brought her through and taught her from. After very little sleep that night, and a pre-dawn flight, I sit in the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Missouri, with my youngest daughter. She is doing a three month commission here. But, that's not the surreal part...the distance away from home...being across the country. The surreal part is how being in an atmosphere where worship and prayer has gone on continually for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for years, puts the reality of my daily life in an eternal perspective.
How can I be worried about having enough money for an upcoming church event, when Jesus reigns supreme, over all? How can I be offended, hurt, angry, over a critical remark- a piece of "constructive criticism", when the God of glory was defamed, falsely accused, spit upon, beaten, whipped, nail pierced, for me? In His presence is where I need to live...where all of the things here, in this life, this now life, come into proper perspective...eternal perspective.
Colossians 3:2 Help me to set my mind and keep it set, Oh God, on what is above, on the higher things, not on the things that are on the earth.