Being, Not Becoming

As I ponder this title, once again I am reminded that now is all there is!  My husband just walked in to tell me that he just read “We are thought to be witnesses, not prosecuting attorneys.”  I really like that for I am tempted to not only judge another, but myself as well.  Comparisons follow that line of thinking and lead either to feelings of pride or inferiority and sometimes, both.  Right at that time, I choose to correct that thinking and replace it with Love for myself and then, I can Love others as well.

Proverbs 3: 11-12 states “My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline and do not resent His rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those He loves, as a father the son he delights in.”  By releasing all human outlining, I can see only spiritual growth going on and that is seeing through God’s eyes.  Today, I choose to be alert and catch early on, any erroneous thinking and stay in the Now!

Bluebrid Stalk-PLS

Advertisements

Request for Humility

My daily prayer is for more grace and humility.  Today, I found this prayer answered fully and I was uncomfortable and a little resentful.  Then I was gently reminded that my prayer was being fulfilled and Hebrews 12:11 came to thought.  It reads, “All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.”  As I stepped back and viewed the experience, I was truly blest by this gentle nudge in spiritual growth.  There is never a retrograde step in growth and for this, I am grateful.

lotus bloom___Painting - Copy