Altitude Attitude - A
Soul Snack 8/153 ... Altitude Attitude - A
Bright sunshine so clearly matched his mood. His steps echoed well being, his gait indicated purpose. His feelings were as energetic as the small birds that fluttered without restraint through this city mall. His head lifted, his world was well.
With eyes set well above the dirty pavement (that he did not even notice) he scanned the immediate periphery, many engaged in the furious pace of the rat race. One slow 'mover' caught his energised attention.
Shuffling distractedly down the dry chewing gum encrusted footpath were eyes too lazy to look high, and too despondent to even desire an upward glance. Both men well dressed, both bathed in pleasing sunshine and both simultaneously in the same mall.
This place clearly alive for one, and strangely dead to another! All because of the focus of their eyes.
It is usually easier to look down than up. It is easier to look wide than high. But for those who would raise their eyes and gaze, all the 'good stuff' is actually above me.
That which consumes my attention now is so shallow, hollow and fleeting. 'The preacher' calls this 'a chasing after the wind.' (Eccl 2:11)
Those with raised eyes will see the streets paved with gold and an eternal life giving river flowing endlessly direct from the Throne of Grace.(Rev 22:1-5). They will see Glory.
Those who elevate their eyes through their hearts will see their share of Christ's glory.
His glory is His gift for those whose eyes will look up past the clouds and whose hearts have left earth. This happens when I place my heart in His Place.
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Col 3:1-4