BY SHANE BAXTER
Growing up in Albury, I spent so much time camping out at the Hume Weir, but I’ll never forget the night that I looked up and saw what I’d never seen before – the vast magnitude of the size, width, breadth and depth of the heavens that God hung in the sky above me so that I might have some perspective of God’s plans and purposes for my life.
When God wanted to speak to Abram in Genesis, it says: “Then the LORD brought Abram outside beneath the night sky and told him, “Look up into the heavens and count the stars if you can. Your descendants will be like that—too many to count!” (Genesis 15:5 NLT)
Before God spoke to Abraham He had to get him outside to see what he’d never seen before. It wasn’t that he’d never seen the stars before, but he’d never seen the stars like this before – full of opportunity, potential and promise.
The challenge that so many of us face is that while we’re believing for opportunity, potential and promise, so often the tents that we dwell in become the limiting factors to what we can see in God. Our tents, being the places of ministry that we dwell in can quickly become Tents of Despair, Canvases of Containment and Dwellings of Disappointment. So if we’ve become blind to the endless possibilities that are in God, what should we do?
Step outside, look up at the stars and take another look. We weren’t meant to dwell in tents, we were created to dwell in the presence of God, and when we step outside and look up to Him, you’ll see again the vastness of the opportunities, potential and promises He has for you!
TODAY: TAKE ANOTHER LOOK… at your future from beyond.