It's been a while.
Remember that blog-a-thon I mentioned way back when? Well, here it comes!
I've found myself being able to claim the "my life is a vapor" outlook on life pretty easily, but I get to the end of days [or sometimes weeks] and wonder what made that day different from all the rest, what difference did I make in the life of another, and what glory did the Lord receive from this life He created.
What if you walk so deep in a rut that you are unable to see all things new and beautiful?
My dentist always told me to floss my teeth twenty-one days in row - that being the number of days it takes to make a habit. While flossing was a bust, I'm hoping that this will prove permanent.
For three weeks, I vow to make a daily, conscious effort to open my eyes to the beauty in this life. Now I know it may not be all flowers and sunshine [or hay bales and sunshine in this case], so I'm keeping in mind that the Lord moves in ways we wouldn't choose or don't understand, and I'm praying He continues to open my eyes to His work.
And maybe there will be a day where nothing seems to go right. At the end of that day, I will still have a reason to proclaim it beautiful. Because no 24-hour period of time can take away the fact that the Lord chose to save my life!
So, here's to redefining beautiful.
Care to join? Feel free to comment and/or leave a link to your beauty-seeking efforts. Life is more exciting when shared, don't you think?
Because of the Lords’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23