Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Today's AYITN: BIG PICTURE!


While we do not look at the things which are seen,  but at the things which are not seen.  For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 
 (2 Corinthians 4:18)



1.Today I will live in the now!  I will live in the now because I have made the decision to see my current circumstances in the light of the spiritual realm.  I will see my life as a whole - something entire and complete.  Although I am making the effort to live in the moment, I always know that there is more to my life than what is happening right now.  Now is certainly important, but it is not all that there is to my life.

2.Today I will be able to regard my present circumstances as important pieces to the puzzle of my life, and I will cooperate with the Holy Spirit in assembling those pieces until the picture is complete.  Seeing things come together to manifest God’s purpose for my life is an enjoyable adventure, even when the process is precarious.

3.Today I don’t have to understand exactly how the plan works for me, because I know that it always works out for me!  In the big picture, all things are working together for my good, and that is all that really matters to me.  I trust in the Lord with all my heart by not leaning unto my own understanding.

4.Today I will not allow negative, limiting voices from my past to create a defeatist mentality in me, because my spiritual eyes are on the big picture.  I am able to maintain a “can do” attitude in all things, regardless of what I may be facing today.

5.Today, even though the big picture is painted in broad strokes, I will not be unaware of how important minute details are to the finished product.  I will pay attention to the still, small voice of God in my inner man, and I will obey all of His instructions, not despising the day of small things (Zechariah 4:10).  His every wish is my command.

6.Today I look at those things that are eternal, because eternity is now.  I do not have to look to the past.  I don’t even have to look to the future.  The big picture is now, and I walk in the revelation of it in the spirit, instead of in the intellect.


7.Today I am unmoved by natural scenarios.  I am a visionary and, therefore, can see what most people can’t.  Because of this ability, I am strong, steady, patient, and focused as I work out my own salvation.  Today I will enjoy seeing my personal path unfold as the big picture of my life manifests the glory of God.  I will not underestimate the importance of today, and today I will live in the now!



Father, help me to begin to see the big picture today.  In Jesus’ name, amen.

3 comments:

Avatar said...

Nice redesign!!

#1...I've always liked this declaration...for the balance it gives. Living in the now was a life-changing word to me...and the timing of its arrival was all God.

But the big picture--the shalom wholeness that can be located in it..."entire and complete"...it offers the opportunity to find the daily-walking-with-God adventure...in the now! When I can do it, it's totally awesome!

Earl Harville said...

Awesome!! Thanks for this!!

Anonymous said...

Random thoughts in my head about the "length of life"...

In the same vein of thought about how do you define adultery in a society that has hundreds of wives etc...

How do you define a length of life of 120 years in a society that was living for hundreds of years...

What kind of crazy thoughts have we subjected ourselves to...

Did Moses write these things only because it was what he was subjected to within himself - he only had 1 wife and he only lived 120 years?

And Job lived another 140 years after the "After this"...
It's not clear exactly how many years he lived before this...

I choose to longer limit myself in any way...as a matter of fact, I will be living in this physical body healthy, wealthy and wise in the year 3000...and totally digging the expansive creation of the "Age of Aquarius"...