M-O-N-D-A-Y. Just the word provokes all kinds of negativity and if we let it, opens the doors of our minds to all kinds of bad
We usually walk the Greenbelt in the afternoons but because I had errands to run close to where it is, we walked there this morning. In light of the many tragedies over the weekend, my heart was feeling a bit weary so before getting out of the car I prayed for eyes to SEE God. I needed a little boost – it was Monday after all! Who doesn’t need a little extra somethin-somethin on Monday!
We hadn’t taken 100 steps before I found the first painted rock – that was just the beginning of the blessings God had for me. I found two more, I saw a family of racoons, deer, and Sampson got to go to his favourite, very familiar spot – the creek!
Mind you, we walk there every day at some time or another. It’s cool and shaded and Sampson has access to the water so he can cool off. Some days – especially hot summer days – I really don’t want to walk and the only reason I do is my beloved fur baby. I could do it with drudgery and dread (and sometimes I do!), taking it all for granted but this morning I was looking for God, comfort and reassurance. What a difference that made.
We got to the spot where Sampson plays and looked at the very familiar place. I’ve seen it – that exact angle – more times than I can count but today it seemed to be extra-beautiful.
So I’m asking you – what do you see? How do you see it? Are you going to look at things, people, situations and places like you always have or will you choose to see with more appreciative eyes? Morning glories are just weeds but oh my, aren’t they beautiful? Monday is a day so many dread like the plague – they whine and complain when others open their eyes and immediately are thankful because they have a terminal diagnosis and didn’t think they would live to see another day. Perspective changes everything.
How do you see it? In the midst of the mundane, keep an eye out for the marvelous evidence that God is with you and He loves you. SEE???
Psalm 26:3 “For your lovingkindness is before my eyes, And I have walked in Your truth”