Saturday, August 11, 2012

Seeing Things Through a Different Lens

I love photography.  I think I love it because the camera sees things without a preconceived notion of how things should be, but shows them how they really are.  Many times, what I am used to seeing with my own two eyes, becomes extraordinary when I can pull out my camera and take the time to take the snapshot.  The camera notices details that my own eye and my brain block out.  Many times when I take a picture, I am oblivious to what is going on in the background, and only notice the "whole picture" when I see the picture from the screen of my digital camera or computer.

Many times, our lives are the very same way.  The Bible says, " There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death." ~Proverbs 14:12 NIV  Things seem right to us, but only when we look through the lens of the Bible and prayer do we find that the way that we think is best is not always the way that God KNOWS is best.

It all boils down to our worldview.  Do we have the worldview of our culture, or do we have a biblical worldview of the things that are going on in our world today?  I think many times, try as we might, we allow our culture to taint our biblical worldview, and when that happens, what we see becomes skewed and we do not see things clearly as they truly are.

We have to guard what we allow into our lives so that we protect our worldview.  We should read and study the bible and spend time in prayer about the things going on in our world so that we can see things as God would have us to see them.  Only when we have a clear perspective can we make wise Godly decisions and live Godly lives.

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