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