In the beginning of John 20, it tells us of the personal experience of Mary Magdalene as she approached the tomb and did not see Jesus’ body. When she returned to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away, she ran and told the others. Mary Magdalene’s perspective is that someone had stolen Jesus’ body. Mary Magdalene’s perspective alludes that she did not believe that Jesus would return as He stated in John 14.
Jesus clearly stated that he was going to prepare a place for us and He would return. However, Mary Magdalene lost her spiritual perspective and forgot that Jesus said He would return. She was upset of the situation of the tomb being empty and lost sight of her faith that Jesus had risen from the dead with all power in His hand.
How often do we lose our spiritual perspective of God’s promises? Many times we take our eyes off God and take on an earthly perspective of a situation. We often missed the blessings because we look at what seems impossible in the earthly realm and failed to realize God can do the impossible. God keeps his promises because he is not a God that can lie (Numbers 23:19).
Hebrews 11 states, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (KJV). Mary Magdalene could not recognize the true meaning of what was taking place because she had taken an earthly perspective of the situation. She and the others did not recognize that the Jesus died on the cross, was buried, and in three days arose with all power in His hand.
How many times do we let an earthly situation cloudy our spiritual perspective? Today, let’s change our earthly perspective to a spiritual perspective and rely on God in any situation.
I am sorry for allowing my mind to become cloudy and murky with unbelief in circumstances in my life. God you can do the impossible. Even when it does not look good, I must trust you and keep my mind stayed on you. Forgive me God! I trust you in every situation!
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