We often don’t realise how much we have changed till we meet someone from the past that we have not seen in a very long time. It might be a childhood friend, your primary school teacher or a former work colleague. When you start the conversation with them about old times and views, you’ll quickly begin to realise that you are not the same person that you were 10 or 15 years ago.
What changed? Apart from you physical appearance. Your “perspective” is what has changed. I looked up the meaning of the word, perspective in the dictionary. It is defined as “a particular attitude towards or way of regarding something; a point of view.” Your perspective about things in life will determine how you view people, life, handle opposition, success, relationships, money and the list goes on. It will ultimately affect your walk and life as a Christian.
Paul, the apostle, pleads with Christians in Romans 12:1 to change our perspectives to line up with God’s perspective through the word of God, the bible. This is based on the fact that your life will end up in the direction that your imbibed perspectives take you.
We’ll be starting a teaching series, here at CFT Bristol Church called “The True Perspective” looking the bible’s view point about: God’s plan for your life; What is the church?; Money & Financial stewardship; Worry & Fear; Perseverance; Worldliness; Holiness; Your Mind & Spiritual Warfare; Your body, God’s temple; Dealing with temptation; Quiet time with God – Prayer & Bible Study; Born Again – The new you; The Gospel & Sharing your faith; and Laziness. We’ll carry on with our verse by verse study of the book of Revelations, chapters 1 to 3 during our Friday bible study meetings.
Have a great month ahead.
– Pastor Benson