Very recently, I read an article where a famous celebrity was nominated for an achievement award, which I personally didn’t think was deserving of her due to past political views she expressed.
As I related these views to my husband, he lovingly pointed out that was not how I professed to live my life.
There were strong, negative feelings surfacing toward this person and I soon recognized I was reacting.
For some time now, I have realized that reaction does not support my life. Also, I was holding her to something that had happened years ago. At once, I knew there were traits I had outgrown and definitely wouldn’t want someone to think of me in that light.
With the forgiveness I experienced in forgiving the thoughts I had of her, I was freeing myself of old self-condemning thoughts of myself
This morning as I was working with Proverbs 19:21, “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”, I began to see how many times while I am struggling and outlining human planning, I fail to see and appreciate the obvious beauty surrounding me.
Last month one of my nieces was married and asked me to write and read something about Love at the service. The following is what I wrote and read.
Love is from God and Love exists forever, for everyone. It knows nothing of the mortal separation. There are no walls of material beliefs that Love does not dissolve, no obstructions Love cannot remove.
We do not own Love. We share it and we live it, but it is not possessive. We learn to Love without limits and as we learn to Love without limits, we learn to accept Love.
“Love inspires, illumines, designates, and leads the way.”*
From 1st Corinthians, Chapter 13, we read, “Love suffers long, Love does not envy, Love does not parade itself, is not puffed up, does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil.
And now abide faith, hope, Love., these three; but the greatest of these is Love.”
*Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
So often when we are plagued by a persistent problem, we fail to see it as a rich opportunity. The learning possibilities are limited only by our willingness to be teachable. When we ask God to open our eyes and our hearts to all that is being accomplished during this difficulty and are grateful for this opportunity, error loses its power to drag us down.
Our grateful attitude will lift us up and from this perspective, the difficulty can be seen as only a slight, temporary distress that is producing for us such a glory never to cease.
My name is Becky and I live in the Texas Hill Country and am a Christian Science Practitioner which means, I take everything to God in prayer. This blog will contain thoughts and pictures of God’s wonder everywhere and this is my first.
Last night a friend posted a prayer request for her son who was in another state and stranded in a blizzard with a malfunctioning car and a quarter of a tank of gas. Immediately, I began praying with the 91st Psalms and knew man could never be separated from God for even an instant. Peace flowed through me as I knew no one would ever be outside of God’s care. Within fifteen minutes, the mother had posted her son had made it to a “Love Truck Stop” connected to a Denny’s Restaurant.
Of course, it was “Love”.