Putting Problems in Perspective

Renee Ann Smith —  July 20, 2015 — 12 Comments

These words from Pastor Bill Johnson captured my heart this week . . .

“Heaven is filled with absolute, perfect, confidence in God. This world is filled with absolute mistrust.

And you and I will always reflect the nature of the world we are most aware of.

What you live conscious of is what you will reproduce in the world around you.

I try to live in such a way that nothing ever gets bigger in my awareness than my conscious awareness of the presence of God upon me.

I don’t care what the problem is—

If it’s an international crisis or a personal issue—

The moment that problem gets bigger than my awareness of the presence of God, then I will live in reaction to a problem.” ~Bill Johnson~

Wise words! God used them to help me assess my own panic-driven thinking & calm my troubled mind. 

Let’s continue to remind each other that whatever problems we’re facing in life—He is greater!

Here are a few of my favorite quotes on life to begin your week . . .

God Meets Our NeedsGeorge Mueller Trials Problems

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

12 responses to Putting Problems in Perspective

  1. So happy to read your words of sound biblical wisdom. Blessings! (And the pictures are great!)

  2. Wonderful post. Wonderful words of wisdom. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Inspiring words I needed to hear.

  4. Oh these words bless me tonight! Do not let our problems get bigger than the God who can help us get through them all…wow…that is just SO good. Thanks, Renee!

  5. As always great thoughts and quotes! Hugs~

  6. Oh-ho I need to work on this one: “I try to live in such a way that nothing ever gets bigger in my awareness than my conscious awareness of the presence of God upon me.” Easier said than done sometimes. Hope you are having a good summer! Linking with you at Testimony Tuesday.

  7. What a wonderful quote from Pastor Bill Johnson – a very wise man. We are often distracted by events and forget that We are not of this “world.” God is still in control, and if we could only see them, there are hosts of Warriors watching over our Land. Thank you for your encouraging words shared here at Tell me a Story.

  8. I love your quote: “I try to live in such a way that nothing ever gets bigger in my awareness than my conscious awareness of the presence of God upon me.” Keep Jesus your focus, stay centered on Him and you’ll stay steady and unshakable!

  9. He really is greater. Thank you for this reminder today. I’m in a place of unrest right now and really needed every word here. I love the George Mueller quote! Thinking of those things as food of faith is truly inspiring.

  10. Such thought – provoking quotes. Thanks for the words of wisdom and thanks for linking up with us at Thursday Favorite Things!

  11. I LOVE these words!!!! So very true and needed. Thank you for sharing them!

  12. Ah, just what I was looking for today – a little inspiration 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing on Coffee & Conversation! Hope to see you again next time…

    Have a great week/weekend!!

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