Awesome perspective

Welcome;

We would like for you to imagine an image in your mind, paint a picture, so to speak, from what we are about to present.

Consider a fantastic mountain view with a pristine lake at its base being fed from a massive waterfall streaming down from the cliffs above. The lake is teaming with all manner of Life from various species of fish to exotic plant life and on the shoreline a lovely sandy beach surrounds the entire lake. Beyond the beach you find an abundance of trees and plant life as well as a myriad of animal life enjoying the abundant supply of fruit and berries that grow uninhibited in the ever expanding valley spreading out in every direction from the lake, stretching out as far as the eye can see.

As we peruse the area from above as though we were in some sort of aircraft, we notice that the lake has several streams flowing from it in every direction and as we observe these streams we notice that they form many tributaries that meander through the valley bringing Life to every part of the valley. It becomes immediately obvious that the Life giving streams are dependent upon the lake as their source but as we inspect the scenario more closely, we realize that the origin of the Life in the lake comes from the water streaming down from the mountain and if we were able to climb the mountain, we would indeed discover the true source of this Life.

At this point, we wish to focus our attention on the lake for a moment. What exactly is the lake and what is its purpose (why is it here)? To be completely blunt, the lake is really nothing more than a hole in the ground that, in and of itself is totally useless and of no value to anyone except for the fact that it just happens to be situated in the right place at the right time. We will continue this point in a moment but first we need to focus our attention elsewhere.

Let’s consider the streams that supply the valley with Life-giving nourishment in order to help keep everything alive and growing and replenishing. What exactly is the stream and why is it here? Once again we are compelled to realize, all too harshly, that it is nothing more than a ditch or a rut that, without purpose does nothing more than to make traveling difficult and actually becomes a threat to any passers by who might fall in if they were unaware of it’s presence.

While we are exploring the purpose for the existence of things in our scenario, let’s consider the waterfall. In fact, would it even exist at all if there were no source to supply the water to make it what it is? Well, the answer is clearly NO! So, why is it there? To answer that question, we need to take a look at one more aspect of our scenario, the valley.

What is the valley and why is it there and what do any of these things have to do with one another?! If you go back to the illustration you pictured in your mind at the beginning of this story, the valley is where most of the living creatures, along with the plant life they need for nourishment exist. The inhabitants are extremely dependent on the surrounding plant life to keep them alive. This plant life, on the other hand, could not exist if there was no water to give them Life. Therefore, they are totally dependant on the streams to bring water from the lake to feed them.

So, now we have a purpose for that useless rut in the ground, since it has a continuous connection to the lake, it is able to provide, not only Life-giving water to the valley, but also any fish that follow it downstream as well. So, it is extremely important that the stream maintain this connection to the lake but even with everything working as it should, if there is no water flowing from the lake into the stream, the valley inhabitants will die.

This brings us back to the lake, or shall we say the big hole in the ground. To be honest, this hole could be filled in and so long as the waterfall is supplying a continuous fresh supply of water, the streams would eventually be able to be filled and keep the valley from dying but a key ingredient would be missing. One of the benefits of the lake is that, as the waterfall continues to replenish it with fresh water, the lake has an abundant supply of oxygen flowing through it, which provides Life to all the plants and creatures within it, which by the way, could not exist without the lake because the steady rapid flow of water from the waterfall to the streams is too violent to sustain living creatures. So the lake provides a place for living creatures to exist that would provide additional nourishment for the valley, allowing the inhabitants to have a richer, more abundant Life.

So, what is our point? We would like you to picture yourself as the lake, yeah we know, it sounds silly but sometimes this is the only way some of us can gain the perspective needed in order to realize our purpose. This is commonly referred to as abstract reality, a way in which we can picture ourselves in abstract form, much the same as seeing ourselves as cartoon characters acting out a scenario in which we present an idea we wish or need to confront and envision how it might play out in order to be somewhat more at ease about tackling it in real life.

The valley represents people who are in need, physically, spiritually, emotionally or whatever. You see the need and want to help but you feel that you are nothing more than a useless hole in the ground and stuck in a rut going nowhere and always being in the way. You need to change your perspective, you need to rise above the situation and see your position from God’s perspective. The very fact that you even see that there is a need proves that God has built streams from you to those in need. Right now they just look like ruts but every major accomplishment goes through a construction phase and if you’ve ever watched something being built, it usually doesn’t look very pretty or functional until it’s done.

The most important thing for you to realize is that on your own you really are nothing but an empty hole that will only drain these people unless you rely on the source, which in our scenario is the waterfall. When you turn to God and ask Him to help you help those people and really mean it, He will fill your lake with more than ample supply to meet every need and the benefit to you is that while the supply is flowing through your lake, you get to enjoy the use of it. Here’s the kicker, you need to make sure you accurately position yourself in a place where you get the most benefit from the waterfall so that as your lake overflows it feeds the streams that can help keep the inhabitants of the valley alive.

In order to understand how to position yourself where you need to be, we suggest you visit our original site @ http://gusisaac.wordpress.com/index and read through all pages listed in the index, starting from “Our Story” through to the end and pay special attention to the parts where we discuss how to have a relationship with God, especially the one called “KNOCK,KNOCK…” or click the following link (http://gusisaac.wordpress.com/about/sowing-reaping/knock-knock/) or copy it into your browser (without the brackets, of course). We know this will take time, but REMEMBER time is in God’s hands, never rush anything but don’t waste time either. You go with your heart and follow the teaching provided and God will make sure that you are in the right place at the right time as long as you continue to follow His leading.

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