Every morning I wake up to a canvas sky freshly painted by the Master's hands. There isn't a single day that's identical to the last. Each and every one is unique in itself.
It's the most incredible view on earth and the wonderful crazy thing about it is that every single person on the planet can enjoy the view if they'd only look up.
How many times do we hop in our car and run to the store without giving it a second thought? How many days have we complained about the weather, but completely missed out on the fact that the sky was a breath-taking sight?
Last year I took to twitter to follow a storm we were having in our city. People from all over town were commenting on the trees that were knocked down, the streets that were flooded, and the lights that were out. Everyone noticed the fallen trees that the storm left behind, but few people took in the view.
Just before the storm hit us, I called Michael outside to look at the sky. We had never seen anything like it before. Rather than the clouds moving in one direction, two sides of the storm were coming together. In the center of it all, the air spun like a top.
Months later--on yet another cloudy day, I got to thinking about how nature and mankind are so much alike. Most of us (unless you're a total creep--in which case I won't share chocolate with you) have good intentions that shine like the sun. And while we desire to love people the way that they should be loved, our humanity, like clouds, tend to get in the way.
When I say humanity, I'm talking about every weakness that contradicts love: impatience, jealousy, acting unkind, being boastful, arrogant, selfish, or rude; demanding your own way and getting angry when others don't love you the way that you think you should be loved.
These are the kind of imperfections that Paul talks about when he writes, "For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do." ~ Romans 7:18-19
When we look at our husbands, what do we see? Are we looking at a caring compassionate man who struggles against temptation? Or are we too focused on his flaws to see anything else?
Do we see a man who leaves his socks on the floor or a man who takes his kids to the park after a long day at work?
Do we see a man who watches too much TV, or a man who works hard for his family?
Whatever we focus on are the thoughts that will continue to grow in our minds. They can either be thoughts of adoration or bouts of frustration, but let me assure you whichever you choose to feed will certainly grow.
Today's Vow: To accept your flaws with understanding and grace as you also do mine.
Keep negative thoughts in check by reminding yourself that we're all human saved only by the grace of God.
You are loved by an almighty God,
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