'As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called, one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.
Ephesians 4: 1-6
I really enjoy teaching perspective drawing, and one point perspective is my favorite. It is a concept that most students will wrestle with at first. Making sure that EVERYTHING is lined up with that point can be a struggle. Even one line that does not line up with the point can throw the whole thing off. However, once they get that "THE POINT OF THE POINT IS TO GO TO THE POINT" they are able to draw with great success.
Our lives are very much like one point perspective. We must line EVERYTHING up with the Lord. Anything not in alignment with the Lord & His Word will throw things off. We allow selfishness, anger, greed, apathy...or a host of other things to take our focus off of God, and our lives will not look as they should. Ephesians 4:1-6 feels like perspective to me. We are reminded of our calling, to be humble, loving, and united in Him. If we have those things in perspective, then our lives will operate as God intended. For those of us who know the Lord, we should pray that God will make us aware when our lives begin losing focus on Him. We should also strive to have brothers & sisters in the Lord that will hold us accountable and know us well enough to call us out when they see things are not right.
The Point of the Point is to Go to the Point!
In this crazy world where distractions are EVERYWHERE....KEEP THE POINT THE POINT!
Lord, let our life focus on you. May everything we do line up with Your will and desire for our life. May our attitudes and actions reflect that focus of our hearts.