Looking through the window of the day ahead, our view is sometimes filled with unending tasks and constant demands—of problems and challenges to be met and overcome?
No matter your location, vocation or situation, there is a view that God wants you to see first thing every morning. He wants to fill your gaze with this one thing!
In the book of Lamentations in the Bible, the prophet Jeremiah was lamenting the destruction of Jerusalem (his city). He was hurting and he was greatly distressed at the view before him. Jeremiah cried—he wept! Lamentations actually means “to cry aloud” and “to weep”.
But then something happened to Jeremiah’s view. The situation hadn’t changed—but what Jeremiah began to focus on did! Something else caught his attention and the view out the “window” of his day was transformed. This is what Jeremiah said:
This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new EVERY MORNING; Great is Your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion’, says my soul, ‘Therefore I hope in Him!’ The Lord is good to those who wait for Him; to the soul who seeks Him.Lamentations 3:21-25 (NKJV)
There is an old saying that “the eyes are the window to the soul”. What we fix our gaze on matters—it affects us.
Yes, feast on all the treasures of the heavenly realm and fill your thoughts with heavenly realities, and not with the distractions of the natural realmColossians 3:2 (TPT)
So when the morning calls and you rise to begin your day—what do you see?