All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord; they will bring glory to your name. For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God. Psalm 86:9-10 (NIV)
Sometimes in life, perhaps all the time perspective is everything. One of the reasons people sit in church and miss worship every Sunday is because they don't have the proper perspective on God. When we go through difficult situations, which is just a part of life, we often see the glass half-empty, rather than half-full; it's all about perspective. You can see and speak victory or defeat. You can see yourself free or bound; not physically bound necessarily, but emotionally, mentally, or even financially. Bondage in the human or spirit realm can take many forms. But we eventually have to ask ourselves, "What am I expecting?" Today's text reminds us that we serve a great God, who does great things. So if God is great, and we are His children, then what is His by right is ours by adoption. In other words, if we belong to the family of God - and His Word declares this so, then blessings fall to us if we will only choose to follow Him. God wants to do great things in our lives, but we must determine what it is we are expecting. Are we expecting positive change? Or do we have no concept whatsoever that anything could ever be different for us? Begin again knowing we serve a great God that made everything, and a God who will always be God - no matter what. Make up your mind that the great is your new normal.