Rooftop Experience 

Last week I had the luxury of daily going up onto the roof top to overlook the Manhattan Beach area in California. It was breathtaking and amazing to watch the ocean waves roll in from far above. 

I would start off each day in the morning downstairs on the front porch. There was a view of the beach and a walking/bike path straight ahead through the houses in front of our house. I remember sitting there one morning and God was whispering to me. 

Come up higher!!

I thought to myself this is quite nice right here on my cushion chair relaxing and watching the beach ahead of me. Thanks, but no thanks!

The sun was beaming down on me and the cool breeze, the kind that’s not too hot or not too cold was blowing by me. 

       Come up higher!!

I knew God was referring to the roof. So I gathered my journal, pen and Bible and ventured up the stairs until I reached the top of the roof. I sat down and looked over the panoramic view of the ocean and beachside.  

      When you come up higher with Me, you can see more. The expanse of your view is enlarged. 

I realized that God was reminding me that my perspective changes when I go up and look down over my situation rather than straight through it. 

God invited me to look at life the way He does. He sees from above and this enables you to see the vast surroundings you are not able to see from ground level. 

Ephesians 2:6

“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–“

If we take our place where we have been seated. I am speaking about those of us who have called in and made our reservations to be seated with Him. People who have been saved through faith. 

We must realize that we no longer sit below but rather we are seated above in heavenly realms with Christ Jesus. 

In this position we are able to have a better perspective of our surroundings. 

We are able to find some hope in our troubles and possibly receive peace when we catch a glimpse of what lies ahead on our journey. 

God invites us to come up higher and see the whole picture. 

The panoramic view of understanding awaits you! Are you willing to come up higher?

Seated in heavenly places,

Kelley Allison