Since our fleshly bodies are constantly at war with our souls that are in submission to the leadership of Christ, we are constantly trying to view the people we know and the events that we endure through His eyes while viewing them through ours. This added layer of conflict between the weak flesh and the willing spirit can have a significant impact on how we feel about ourselves, others, and even God. Fortunately, the same God who has called us out of darkness and into His glorious light is more than capable of changing our perception.
When you submit your perception and how you see things to the full leadership of Christ, you can truly become the disciple that He wants you to be. You will begin producing the spiritual fruits that God wants you to produce. You will also love people the way that He has called you to love them. Today, ask God to give you a Godly perception and greater discernment as you seek to live a life that is pleasing in His eyes.
Pray These Verses
Philippians 2:3-5 (NIV)
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NIV)
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Mark 8:17-18 (NIV)
Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked them, “Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened? Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don’t you remember?
Pray This Prayer
Heavenly Father, I don’t want to fail to see and hear You even though I have eyes and ears. Help me to perceive Your glorious presence in all situations, realizing that You are always working, even when it doesn’t seem like anything is happening. Help me to approach my relationships with others with the mind of Christ. Help me to never put my own selfish ambitions and vain conceit above the needs of others, loving others with the same mindset that Christ has. Finally, help me to view my seasons of adversity like Paul did. Help me to recognize You working in every situation, remembering Your faithfulness. In Christ’s name, Amen.
Heavenly Father, thank You for giving me the mind of Christ. Thank You for giving me the ability to see things and people through Your eyes. Thank You for forgiving me when I fail to do that. In Christ’s name, Amen.