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I am learning, that things are not always how they seem. Then from a physical point of view, the view is always limited to the amount of information one has on any subject matter.

I am learning that the only clear way to judge a matter, to read a matter, to fully understand and appreciate a matter is through God’s view point.

Her husband died,
Her sons died
Surely this was a terrible thing. At this point, all sorts of opinions are given birth to: ranging from she’s a witch to the Lord is wrath with her.

The focus will be the men in her life died.
It likely would ignore the fact that she lives (assumption based on diverse scenarios from Nigeria)
She saw the hand of the Lord. Naomi saw the hand of the Lord. She read it to be against not for.

If the hand was against, why had death passed her for the sons? Why was she ‘chosen’ to live? Why was she alone ‘saved’? the way we read situations, circumstances and people directly influences the choices we make, the decisions we take and the way we relate.

What informs the way we read? Do we pause to question our own conclusions? Do we just read through the views of the acceptable? Do we just flow along?

Naomi had the benefit of hindsight for her reading. Elimelech did not for his reading.
As you read today, tomorrow, the day after and subsequent days, pause and ask yourself – am I reading this right?

I do know of One who can help you read right though. He is just a request away, feel free to ask Him when next you read, His name is Jesus.

© 17th June 2017.

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Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. Titus 1: 15

The way people see life and others is generally coloured by who they are: – their character, experiences, choices et al. Thus, you find that it is easy to interpret another’s actions and words through self-knowledge i.e. who you are.

Our purity or otherwise depends on our source, knowing our roots and drawing on it. A branch draws its existence from its roots. Children of God are the branches of the True Vine – Christ Jesus.

As children of God, vessels here on earth for His glory, there is a better and higher way through which we should see and interpret people and circumstances. It is the God way – how He sees. Through His eyes if I may use that phrase. This calls for tolerance (I am sure still growing in this), patience. It demands we remember the weak and the strong be related to differently.

We are to take people out of the box we place them in. Boxes in our minds, built by our idiosyncrasies, understanding, knowledge and experiences.

Daily renewal of our mind with God’s word is the antidote for seeing people through who we are. For it shows us who we are, we are images of Christ Jesus, siblings with God the Son, His workmanship unto good works. Thus, the way He is, is our standard and blue print. The more we align with God, the more He increases in us and self-decreases. Then we would find it easier to see people, circumstances as He God sees them

© 27th February, 2017