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The Aerial View

August 16, 2015

Let the redeemedFrom time to time, I like to press pause on the ordinary, climb a mountain (so to speak), and take an aerial view of life.

The ordinary is filled with the trials of life. The struggles. The worries about which we tell ourselves not to worry. And the view is limited. I look to the Lord and, by grace, walk in faith, but I don’t know what the outcome of any particular circumstance will be. Day to day dealing with this and that can grow tiresome, discouraging even.

Which is why I need that aerial view.

How do I get that? I rejoice in the wonders of salvation.

I ponder the before and after of my life. Almost half of my life was spent in the world, so I know—clearly—the impact Jesus has on a life . . . how He creates new life. It’s a miracle. We need to remind ourselves of that miracle. We need to remind ourselves who we were before—and who we are now. We need to remind ourselves of the darkness we abided in—and marvel at the light. We need to remind ourselves of the lies we believed—and rejoice in the truth.

We can’t stay discouraged long about any present circumstance when we gaze at what God has already done. If He can rescue us from the clutches of the enemy, take us from dead to alive, and raise us up to heavenly places in Christ (Ephesians 2:4-6), what can’t He do? His power is unmatched. His grace is incredible. His love is unfathomable.

The aerial informs the ordinary. It reminds our day-to-day that the same God who performed a mighty work in us at salvation is still at work . . . and will complete that work, to His glory, honor, and praise.

“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6

This week’s video—“What Does it Mean to be Redeemed?”—took me to that aerial view. I pray it does the same for you, and moves you to rejoicing.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Shan August 18, 2015 at 7:14 am

    Hi Everyone,

    This statement “The aerial informs the ordinary” evoked many thoughts for me. I pondered what this meant in my life right now. In fact, I pondered it for a “minute” :) That ponderance led me to a deeper connection of what salvation has always meant. That is the love of Christ taking me from this physical, mental, and emotional, earthly position to one that is risen and continues to move higher with my will and obedience.

    I love it, and it indeed “moves me to rejoicing”!!!

    • Reply Kim Cash Tate August 23, 2015 at 4:25 pm

      Shan,YES…..it’s amazing to ponder, isn’t it? When we consider our salvation and what it means with respect to our “earthly position” versus our “risen” position, it’s incredible. The love of Christ changes everything for us. I want to remember these “ponderings” when the day-to-day threatens to overtake me. :-)

      Rejoicing with you! :-)

  • Reply NONSuperwoman August 20, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Catching up on blog reading (and trying to get back into blog writing). What a great reminder about the aerial view and the beauty of being redeemed.

    • Reply Kim Cash Tate August 23, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      Yes, Periscope has put us in catch-up mode with respect to all things blogging….even catching up on replying to comments. :D

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