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How to Get a Better Perspective

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9 (NLV)
In order to get a better view on our last hike, Max asked Aaron to carry him. From where he stood, Max could only see brush. He knew he would see more if he clung to his dad.
From our position, it can be difficult to see beyond our current troubles. If we cling to our Heavenly Father, we will get proper perspective and hope. We will be reminded that God is bigger than any trouble we face. We will trust that He knows more than us and that His will, His way, is the absolute best.

Are You Hiding Behind a Filter?

Here I am, with one of Snapchat's most popular of filters. My oily skin has been digitally powdered down, my sleep deprived and perpetually red eyes are lit up and enlarged to look perky and awake, my dull, tired skin that I don't get the chance to wash every night is brightened and the premature wrinkles are softened, and my cheeks have been slimmed down to hide the fact that I partake in midnight snacking on the regular. This Snapchat filter masks the evidence of my life. But is that the only filter I'm using?
The other filter I'm talking about is spiritual, or a life filter. A lot of us have a filter like Snapchat's but for our life. We use it to mask the unattractive bits and enhance the good stuff. Filters, whether they're digital or spiritual, make us look better...or do they?
I'm going to say that they don't. Filters, especially of the figurative, "life filter" variety are not good for ourselves or for anyone else who knows us.
Filters str…