Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I have often heard this phrase. We each have our own preferences. Yet, we should all be able to find the good, the beauty, what’s right within. Whether it be a situation, a person, an object… if we look hard enough; if we look deep enough we should be able to find the positive. Beauty is only skin deep. This is another popular phrase. But Character and integrity are aspects that are not found on the surface, but deeper. Surface is good, but what lies on the inside at the core of a thing is just as important if not more. Take time to do some inventory. Examine yourself. Purify your heart. Make sure what is showing on the outside is truly reflective of what is on the inside.
I can get so bogged down by the detail of things. Sometimes details seem to slow me down. At times they can tend to overwhelm me. If I am being negative, they can be a little irritating. Yet, details are so important. Whether it is in a task that needs to be accomplished, in a picture that is being painted or in a recipe that needs just the right ingredient detail is truly important to the success of a thing. Lord, I thank You that You pay attention to the details in our lives. You, Lord are concerned about the small stuff as well as the big upfront issues that we face. Thank You! How could I enjoy the beauty of nature to the extent that I do, if it were not for the attention to detail. The detail that was so graciously put there by God and the gift of being able to observe, seek out and take in all the intricate attention given to each component. Oh, the details. They must be there for a reason. I must view them in the proper perspective.
At any particular time I can find so much to complain about. By the same token, I can also find so much to be thankful for. I’m trying harder and harder each day to do the latter. I’m finding it to be true that the blessings in life do outweigh the negatives. Sometimes I have to look really hard but as long as I find the good, the positive, the blessing that’s all that matters. Each day has it’s own set of challenges, but when my mind is made up to search out the pleasant things in the midst of all that is going on peace is a result. Even a smile at the end of the day from the inside out will surface. Yes, so much…but I am choosing of what!!!
Oh, how You always bring me through!! You’re always there; even in the times that are challenging, times that are tough and in the times that are just plain awkward. Like today, as I lay on my side with my back side exposed for a colonoscopy. Thank You Lord for being my constant companion…and not minding it. You’re Awesome! I love You and You’re Presence!
It’s the small things in life that sometimes go unnoticed. Yet, they hold so much potential. Don’t overlook the small things therein may lie your greatest blessing of the day!! Lord, thank You for the small things!!!
Blessed with another day. Lord, I thank you for the gift of this day. Another chance to live, accomplish, and achieve. Lord, I have another chance to try and get it right! You’re so gracious and I truly thank you for your faithfulness, unfailing love and tender mercies. Where would I be without Your Grace!! I look forward to Your presence and manifestations in each moment. Thank You in advance for all that You have planned for me. Come let us begin…
We are not perfect, but we are uniquely designed. One of a kind! Crafted in the hands of the Master Creator. Fearfully and wonderfully made. Thank you Lord, for the beauty of nature and for the work of Your hand in my life!!