View Above the Clouds

Recently, I took an international trip with my Dad that took us to the other side of the world. During one of our flights, I had the breathtaking experience of viewing the world from above the clouds.

The visibility was perfect, allowing me to see for miles. The sun was shining, and the clouds below the plane formed a snow-like layer, unique to that altitude.

This view was determined by the plane’s altitude and gave me a new perspective and reality.

The Power of Vision

Vision elevates our lives, allowing us to see possibilities from a higher vantage point. Vision is profound because it involves seeing something that isn’t there yet, but when lifted high enough, you can see it.

This is what God does in our lives if we let Him. By His Spirit, He lifts us to a higher altitude where we see possibilities and reach for something more.

Vision gives us a view above the clouds!

We need this because God’s ways and thoughts are higher than ours. His plans are beyond what we know, and His abilities surpass ours.

“8. My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. 9. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9.

Notice the gap between God and us regarding His ways and thoughts. However, vision can close this gap as it elevates our faith to see and understand what He wants to do.

I believe every person needs vision to thrive in their faith and see God do the impossible.

We need to be stretched to see what could be and then reach for that by faith, witnessing God come through!

What’s Your Vision?

Is it family healing? Starting a business? Launching a non-profit? Achieving mental and physical health? Nurturing a thriving marriage? Building a strong connection with your kids? Pursuing full-time ministry?

Whatever it is, we should be stretched by it and rely on God to help us achieve it.

This is where we grow as we step out in faith, believing that through Jesus, anything is possible.

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Ephesians 3:20.

Notice, God works through us to do infinitely more than we ask or think. This is a view above the clouds!

Today, Jesus wants to do amazing things through you. He wants to enlarge your life by giving you a vision that stretches you, increases you, and draws you closer to God.

Steps to Achieve a View Above the Clouds

Reach Up

When we reach up to God, we’re in the posture to receive from Him and be changed by Him. Reaching up to Him is crucial because He’s always reaching for us. Our posture of humility connects us to Him and enables us to receive from Him.

Today, reach up to Jesus! Worship Him. Love Him. Open your heart to Him and give Him more of you. This is what He’s looking for, and when we do this, He will be found. (See Jeremiah 29:12-13 and James 4:7-8.)

Reach Out

When we reach out beyond ourselves, God enlarges us and gives us vision. This is vital for our growth and life change in Jesus.

We grow by giving, and vision comes by seeing something beyond ourselves. No matter what our vision is, God will stretch us to reach for others through it.

This could be your spouse, children, friends, or strangers. God will lead you to reach out to others.

God changes us and then uses us to show Jesus to others. What happens in us can be shared with those around us, leading to life change for them as well.

Conclusion

Who is God leading you to reach out to?

I believe your vision is linked to the answer you gave. So I encourage you, reach out. Make a difference! Live for something bigger than yourself! Live for Jesus!

This is where life gets exciting. This is where we are changed, and those we reach for are changed too!

The best view is the view above the clouds! Go for it!

God is with you, and the best is yet to come.

PD

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