Just a quick thought…. The other day, I noticed this bird high up in the very top of a tree here on the farm. It caught my attention and, as usually, I quickly snapped a few shots of it afraid it would fly away before I could catch the pic.
I couldn’t help but think of the amazing view he must have way up there, nothing to get in the way of his ability to see things clearly. It made me think of the importance of pulling away at times to bring a clearer perspective and an unobstructed view. I found it interesting that the bird was perched on a branch just big enough for himself, not many of his bird friends were going to fit up there with him and I thought of the times that we need to pull away as well, to hear or see what might otherwise be clouded by all that is going on around us. It took my mind right to the Bible ….
There are many times in the Bible where people pulled away to be with God, to just commune with Him, to receive from Him. For example, Jesus left his disciples and went up on the mountain to pray. He stepped away from those around him to that he could be alone with His Father. As well as, in the first verse of the second chapter of Habakkuk he declares, “I will climb up to my watch tower and stand at my guard post. There I will wait to see what the Lord says …”, and then you have Moses who went up on the Mtn to be with God, this is also where he received the 10 commandments. Moses didn’t take all the Israelites with him, although he did at one point encourage them to come. Don’t let guilt keep you from coming away with God.
A new perspective may be just what you need. Climb up high where nothing can get in your way, take a look around and listen for the voice of God. Maybe it’s direction for a particular situation that you’re in need of or maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed just in the flow of life, come away. Come away with Jesus. Spend some time basking in a new perspective. It’s ok, step away for a few minutes, it could make a whole world of difference in your life and in your situation.
In the midst of things it’s hard to see clearly, but if for a moment you can find your watchtower, your mountain to come away and spend a few precious moments looking at your world, your situation with fresh eyes you may find things are not as you thought they were. Give God a chance to move in your situation. Take a breath and see things clearer. Climb up higher! You can do it, you really must do it.