Monday, October 13, 2014

Life from the front seat.

This week our youngest, Mark, celebrates a birthday. Birthdays are always a big deal to Mark but this one is extra special because he will finally be old enough to sit in the front seat of the car. This may not sound like a big deal to most but when you're the youngest and have been relegated to the back of the minivan your entire life this is a life changing event.

You should see him. He sits up tall, adjusts the seat so he can be as high as possible, and takes it all in with a proud smile. Every now and then you can hear him giggle and whisper, “Wow, you can see everything up here.” It’s a whole new world for our little Mark.

Our friend Mark Batterson has a formula… change of pace + change of place = change of perspective. There is something about changing our routine that can give you a fresh perspective. There’s something powerful about getting away on a retreat, looking at something through fresh eyes, or doing something routine in an entirely different way. 

Sometimes we need a change of perspective in our prayer life or time in the Word. Maybe it’s time join a small group, get a new devotional, purchase a new version of the Bible. Perhaps it’s time to dive in and go deeper making your relationship with God your primary priority. God is big and powerful and awesome. If your relationship with him seems routine maybe its time to ditch the carseat and move up to the front seat for a whole new perspective.