Recently, my husband and I were driving the back roads in the Hill Country where we live. This is one of our favorite things to do since he is a photographer and I am an artist. As we came upon this bridge and got out of the car, on one side we looked down at the rapidly flowing waterfalls, which were just amazing! But, by turning to the other side of the bridge and looking down, the water was flowing calmly and very serene. We stood there in amazement looking from one side to the other. Soon I was thinking about life realizing no matter the scene, just by raising and turning our thought, we can see peace and harmony.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 reads “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Sometimes all we need to do is face the other direction.
Recently, I was reading a spiritual article by Edward Kimball, where he said “We are not minus the supply for our needs, but simply minus understanding of its presence.” Then I was led to Psalm 119:27 which states, “Let me understand the teaching of your precepts; then I will meditate on your wonders.” God is always here and we can never be separated from Him. He will answer our every need when we get human ego and outlining out of the way! Today I will listen completely for Him to direct my path.
John 15:13 reads, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Yes, human unselfishness is highly commendable, but needs to be done wisely. One has to be aware of motives and to guard against personal gratification and self-righteousness. It is always wise to go to God first for direction. When motives are pure, everyone is blessed!
Today I will not fret or attempt to force things to work out before their time! When something comes up, I will go to God for guidance and direction. I will remember Ecclesiastes 3:1, which reads, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.”
This day will be God’s day and it will be filled with joy!