Faith

Ep. 60 | Living with an Eternal Perspective with Natalie Lewis

What would your everyday life look like if you starting shifting how you see and do things? How might life change if you started seeing every day through the lens of eternity?

In this episode I’m digging into a conversation with my friend Natalie Lewis to unpack this idea more: why we’re called to do it as followers of Christ, how to start doing it on a practical level, and how life changes when you start making the shift.

Highlights From This Episode

  • What if God has promised you things that won’t be fulfilled during your time on earth, but rather in the scope of eternity? Learning to extend the timeline of your expectations can be very freeing.

  • We’re called in Philippians 2:5 to adopt the mindset or attitude of Christ, who always viewed his life on earth through a heavenly lens.

  • Jesus was often misunderstood because he was speaking and teaching of heavenly things, while many who heard him were looking at them through an earthly lens.

  • In Isaiah 55:8-9 God tells us that his ways are not our ways, and his thoughts are not our thoughts, which is why we’re called to be transformed by the renewing of our minds in Romans 12:2.

  • There’s an unshakeable hope that comes from choosing to view life through an eternal lens, and it will change the way you see everything.

  • Start asking yourself, “What could God be doing, or how might he be using these circumstances in ways I’m not seeing?”

  • It’s powerful to begin looking at your life with “hindsight” you don’t yet have.

  • When you’re intentional about cultivating your spiritual growth, you become more spiritually sensitive and awake to what God is doing all around you.

Scripture From This Episode

  • Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

  • Philippians 2:5 “You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.”

  • 2 Corinthians 4:18 “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

  • Ephesians 3:20-2 “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”

  • Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Related Links & Resources

Natalie Lewis is a truth seeker, and truth teller with a passion for challenging and encouraging them to grow in the Lord as they navigate their way through the changing seasons of life. She is the author of Wholeheartedly Devoted, a bible study about singleness, and Eternally Fixed, a bible study about viewing earthly life through a heavenly lens.

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