Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Change in perspective

The other day, as any gal with a handy dandy (but quite foreign to her) camera will do, I was fiddling around with different settings.

After taking countless pictures of my boys (another thing a gal with a handy dandy camera AND three incredibly cute sons is prone to do), I stood at the backyard gate and snapped a few shots between the slats of the fence.

As I moved the lens in different directions, it was amazing to see how a change in focus changed my perspective.




It reminded me of the way the Holy Spirit has worked in my heart and refined my outlook on life. Once I was so given to sin and selfishness.

ME! ME! ME!

All I could see was what was right in front of me. My perspective was just for the here and now... for the things of this world.

But then, after God gave me a new heart, my desire became for the Lord and His service.


"If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.  Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.  For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory." Colossians 3:1-3




22 comments:

Theresa Miller said...

That is such an encouragement. Love that verse. I love the graphic to go with your title, too!

ozjane said...

Lovely illustration and I also have a new camera to play with when I learn how to make it work...

Dee said...

What a great post! So true-its amazing how things change...

Sgt Zapple said...

Wonderful analogy Kathryn! I love finding those examples in everyday life. Love the link too. I was looking for something to do on Wednesdays. I like having a little direction otherwise I fly off on tangents.

LindsayDianne said...

Isn't it nice to use your Wordless Wednesday to feel as though you've learned something, or to share with others the things that you have learned?
I'm grateful for being able to share in your perspective, even though I don't subscribe to your faith, which is obviously something you place high on your list of priorities.

lori said...

Girl! If that isn't the BEST visual about perspective than I don't know what is! That was fantastic! I'm leaving better than I arrived! Great message!

peace,
lori

Tettelestai said...

that IS a great visual!! thanks for sharing that!

Joyce of Joyfull Lliving said...

Fantastic perspective! Love the verse, pictures and post.

Wanda said...

Kathryn, what a perfect pick for WFW. Perspective changes everything. Thanks for sharing. I so needed to reminded of this.

sophieandmomma said...

thanks for sharing :) hehe I love that perspective on..perspective!

I know I still battle with "me me me" and all I can see is what is infront of me--and that's what "I WANT"! Thank you for giving me a new way to view your verse in Colossians.


http://sophieandmomma.blogspot.com

Susie said...

Beautiful post:-)

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Good post, lovely verse and love the photo thru the slats!! Happy WW!

Nicole said...

What a wonderful way to describe it! I love those pictures, they go so well with the description.

Also love that verse! Happy WFW!

blueviolet said...

That is the perfect image and illustration. You made such good sense here! Thank you for this!

Heart Song said...

Great post! I love how God uses the everyday things to teach us spiritual truths.

Jill said...

Perspective is an amazing thing. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this simple thing that we often miss in the day to day chaos.

Dorie said...

Beautiful post ~ the verse, words, and photographs combined! Thank you for these words on perspective.

I, too, like to try out different settings on my camera. Someday, I need to pull out my instruction book to find out what all the symbols and settings mean, but for now, I just have a good time trying :)

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

P.S. My grandma who lived in Long Beach, CA had a lemon tree in her back yard!! And she always made THE best Lemon meringue pie ever!! We also had lemon, orange and tangerine tress at the place we were visiting last month with the grapefruit tree :))

Suzanne W. said...

Amen sista. The word 'selflessness' has been whirling around in my head after listening to a pastor speak on 'joy.'

Love that photo by the way! :)

Grace said...

It'a amazing how we can just be passing time and then God decides to teach us something. Thanks for sharing:)

Rach said...

Such a great post! Love this!

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

Wonderful post and what a wonderful perspective to have!

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