A NOTE FROM PASTOR ROGER – 3/29/16

A NOTE FROM PASTOR ROGER – 3/29/16

I love trees. I always have. When I was a kid I loved to climb trees and build forts in them. I loved to find some inviting limb to sit on, scan the area and get new perspective.

Did you know perspective is part of growth? Perspective is understanding something because you see things from a larger frame of reference.

In a spiritual sense, it means seeing life from God's point of view. In the Bible, the words "understanding," "wisdom,” and “discernment” all have to do with perspective.

Knowledge is learning what God has said and done. Perspective is understanding why God said it and did it. Perspective answers the "why" questions of life.

1 Corinthians 2:14 says unbelievers have no spiritual perspective. Likewise, a lack of perspective is a mark of spiritual immaturity. (1 Corinthians 3:1-2)

Having perspective is evidence of spiritual maturity, and it causes us to love God more, resist temptation, and handle trials. It also protects us from error.

More often than not, it's refreshing and productive to just climb a tree, find a nice limb, and have a seat.

-Pastor Roger



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