This week we are having the interior of our home painted which I have wanted for several years. From my desk I can see into the front part where they are painting and it looks a mess. Such disarray! This is temporal and the result will be lovely, but this step in the process has to be. I often think of spiritual growth and how I would love it to be as a snap of the fingers but that couldn’t happen. As I look at the chaos, I realize it certainly isn’t permanent and a beautiful outcome will be evident in a few days. The painter is visualizing the outcome; as will I.
Psalm 37:4 reads “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give yo the desires of your heart.”
The above was a solo sung at our Church yesterday and I thought it was so appropriate. Below are the verses.
“Let no walls divide your world, pull them down today. Be a friend to every man, help him on his way. Love can overflow the heart like a rising tide. Speak with kindness, speak with love, let no walls divide.
Walk into the weary land, never fear the night. Take the stranger by the hand, bring him to the light. If he stumbles, help him rise, calm his foolish pride. Give him mercy, give him love, let no walls divide.”
This was written by William Aubert Luce and I will pray with these words.
Have read the parable about the lost sheep and the Shepherd leaving the ninety-nine to go search for it hundreds of times , but while studying this time another thought came to me. That also could mean the Shepherd could lovingly reveal to this lost sheep what is holding him back from peace, harmony and prosperity. This, being revealed, one can address the error in thought, correct it and release it. Luke 15:10 reads “Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.” Wouldn’t this be speaking of reformation?
There is never a lack of Good, but we must look through God’s eyes in order to see it.