A Christian’s heavenly journey with his feet on the ground. Treasures shared that are discovered along the way.
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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Our Glass is Half Full

We had a doctor's appointment yesterday and forgot that the main road out of the village had been closed for repairs.

We diverted into a very narrow side lane, flanked on either side by tall Cornish hedges - these hedges are built of stone and soil and overgrown with hawthorn, wild flowers etc. We were making good progress, until we came face to face with the refuse truck. He was bigger than us, so we gave way and I reversed back to where I guessed he could pass. As I pulled right in close to the edge, my wife remarked, "What a lovely hedgerow smell." Whereas I said, "or the smell of scratched paintwork?"

Now my wife has a very keen sense of smell and I did respond with my tongue ever-so-slightly in cheek. This may seem trivial, but isn't it an illustration of two ways of looking at the same event? What would God say I wonder? "Look son, what's a scratch on your beloved car? Pouff!! Just take in the life of my creation all around you!!" Get a life!"

I find that as I reach out to God for more in my life, I am continually having to change may way of thinking. I need to align my mindset with God's point of view or I miss out. In His Word, God's perspective is always creative. Everything in the Kingdom is positive not negative, optimistic rather than pessimistic, possible rather than impossible. We need to be real and honest with God of course, but as we open ourselves to Him, we come to see that the reality is that He is for us and not against us.

Our glass is half full, not half empty.

"Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits —" Psalm 103:2 New International Version

3 comments :

  1. Epiphany said...

    Thank you. I needed to discover your blog today. Great words for me.

  2. valerie lynn said...

    Amen! Isn't God good! God bless!

  3. Gigi said...

    What a lovely post...and isn't it just the truth?! Praise the Lord, o my soul...Amen!