Last two weeks we have been talking about the stairway to Heaven. You may have been thinking, “Are we done with the Perspective series?” Don’t worry, I was thinking the same thing! But what I have since realized is that seeing the stairway to Heaven is all about perspective. In the last two weeks God has been reminding me that I am not alone. He has been doing the same for you through these posts. Why is that?
Could it be that we are facing something that we have been trying to fight in our own strength but God is drawing our eyes and our attention to the fact that He is here with us? See, it is never God’s intention that we go out to battle alone. If you read the Old Testament, you will see that sometimes the Israelites would take the Ark of the Covenant (which is said to have been a representation of the throne of God in Israel) with them to battle. Fortunately for us, we have God living on the inside of us. Reminding us that we have Jesus, our stairway to Heaven and our access to the throne of God in Heaven!
We don’t need to face life on our own. All we need to do is invite God into the situation and ask Him to help us see things the way He sees them. The way we see things is limited to our experiences and to what we can see with our natural eyes, so we need God’s help to see beyond the natural. If we invite God into the situation, like Jacob, we too can start to see that surely God is with us and we are not alone and He has a plan for our lives.
I don’t know what the first part of your 2021 has been like, but if you keep your eyes on Jesus and if you keep asking Jesus to help you see things the way He sees them, you are setting yourself up for victory up ahead.
Whatever battles you have to fight this year, remember that you have Jesus, the stairway to Heaven. You have access to the throne room of God, so whatever you need, you can ask for it. 1 John 5:14-15 puts it this way, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”
Hebrews 4:16 says, “So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” Through Jesus we have direct access to the throne of God and we can ask for the help we need, when we need it. We are not in this alone but our God is for us and He is with us.
Love and blessings,