“A Song of degrees. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. “ – Psa 121:1-2 KJV
The hills are a high place. The horns of the altar in the place of prayer, is a high place. The time of study in the word of God, is a high place. That precious time of communion with the Holy Spirit, is a high place. Times of elevation and revelation in your spirit and mind with the Lord as He shows you something that you did not know before, is a high place.
Sometimes, when we are in the valley of decision, we cannot see the forest for the trees. In order to see clearly, we must maintain the proper perspective. And you can only see things from the proper perspective when you are elevated to a higher place.
Notice that the Scripture said that help comes from the higher place. Your help comes when you can get into the higher place and begin to have the proper perspective.
In Romans, Apostle Paul says it like this:
“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. “ – Rom 8:18 KJV
If ever there is a statement on viewing things from the proper perspective, this would be it. Sacrifice is required in this present time for things that have eternal blessings. Sometimes sacrifices are required for the greater good. Everyone is familiar with the concept of working hard now so that they can reap the benefits later. Parents understand personal sacrifice so that their children can grow up to have productive lives. Athletes understand the sacrifice required to discipline themselves in order to achieve their goals. Ministers of the Gospel understand personal sacrifice so that the saints can reap the benefits of knowing the Lord.
Whatever your vocation or calling is, it is so important that you learn to keep the proper perspective at all times. Keeping the proper perspective and staying focused on the final objective is ‘Mission Critical’. Paul says it like this:
“Brothers and sisters, I can’t consider myself a winner yet. This is what I do: I don’t look back, I lengthen my stride, and I run straight toward the goal to win the prize that God’s heavenly call offers in Christ Jesus.” -Php 3:13-14 GW
Interestingly enough, one of the definitions of the word ‘Depression’, is described as a place that is a lower place than any of the surrounding area. That too, is a statement of perspective. However, the perspective is focused downward instead of upward. It is easy to focus on your problems and have a downward countenance rather than looking upward toward the opportunities and possibilities.
The perpetual onslaught of the drama from worldly events, the stresses of life along with any additional drama that you may have created or became involved in, it is easy to find yourself on a slippery slope concerning your viewpoint. But we are admonished by the Scriptures to lift up our eyes look to the hills from whence comes our help. We are admonished to look to the high place and have the proper perspective whereby we can see solutions more clearly.
“And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” – Joh 12:32
Jesus was referring specifically to his death upon the cross. We can also know, that as we learn to lift Him up to that high place of the Cross, the Scripture says He will draw ALL men unto Him. As we lift Him up to that high place as being the LORD over all of our life, we are drawn to him. If you are human then you are part of MAN kind, Regardless, of your gender, you fit into the category of ‘all men’. Learn to lift him up in your spirit, your mind, your life and with your voice (which is your praise). And as you lift him up, you will be automatically drawn towards Him and His help.
In Ephesians, Apostle Paul said that he was forever thankful for the saints of God and that he continues to pray for them. And then he goes on to say that he prays for the following:
“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:” -Eph 1:17 KJV
He asked the Lord to give you wisdom and revelation concerning knowing all about Him. That means not only knowing Him personally, but His Ways, His Will and His attitudes toward certain things. We already have His written Word, but Paul prays that we know everything concerning Him.
As you learn to lift Him up and view Him with the proper perspective, He will begin to pour out even more wisdom and revelation concerning Him. He will begin to show you who He really is, what He can really do and His power to change your life.
God loves to do the impossible. God loves to take those things that have been discarded and make them better than new. He delights in changing people’s lives for the better in ways that they could not possibly imagine. He takes great joy in doing things and blessing His people in ways that are beyond anything that they could possibly imagine or think.
The Holy Spirit, being the consummate Gentleman, will never step over your free will or your right to choose. He will never abuse your right to say “No, I don’t want that.” So, in order to take advantage of God’s desire to ‘do above and beyond’ what you may ask or think, it requires you to say a simple “Yes”. It requires you to say “Yes, Lord, I want you to have your way in my life.” And when we say that “Yes”, we authorize Him, as free will agents, to ‘do exceedingly above and beyond’ what we may ask or think.
Let us maintain the proper perspective. Let us go to the High Place, where Jesus is high and lifted up. Let us give Him a simple “Yes” to give Him permission to have His Way in our lives. Let’s give Him permission to move in our lives in ways that are beyond what we can imagine or think.
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, “ – Eph 3:20 KJV
May God’s Grace Abundantly Reign In Your Life!
-Apostle Ric & Prophetess Kathy Steele
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