There is a theme running through the first chapter of James, actually it runs through the entirety of the Bible; namely that we need to lift our gaze heavenward. Too often we get caught looking down at ourselves and all of the chaos and frustration going on around us instead of looking toward the one who promises us an internal peace that surpasses all understanding. The author of Hebrews tells us to “look to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right had of the throne of God.”

This weeks video discusses this theme of taking our eyes off of the circumstances of this life and putting them in the reality or circumstances that are unimaginable good; the circumstances of a perfect reality in the presence of a perfect God. Let those eternal circumstances dictate your attitude and actions rather than the trials of this life