July 25, 2014
Look for moments of Joy today.
Take the time to notice things going on around us.
Take off the blinders and see what’s happening at the edges of our sight.
There is beauty in creation that can soothe the troubled, busy, and confused mind. Take a few minutes of the hectic day to notice.
There is other beauty as well, children playing outside, people taking the time to relax in the shade, people helping others who can’t seem to find beauty in anything…and then there is the beauty of coming to grips that we will not measure up to everybody’s expectations – actually that is more a moment of freedom…but it’s beautiful as well.
Freedom and beauty combine, and Life is the result.
The Apostle Paul spent some time with convincing arguments that we were free to explore what it means to live beautiful lives…the result of understanding that would be love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, faithfulness, kindness, gentleness, and self-control.