Purity 243 10/20/2020
Today’s photo of the splendor of fall foliage and it’s reflection in a body of water comes from a friend’s excursion earlier this month to an undisclosed location in upstate NY.
I share it as a reminder to stop and recognize the beauty and blessings that surround us while we go through life.
As I write about having progressive and simultaneous goals of applying the truth of God’s word to our lives and problems, I am cautioning my readers to remember to practice patience, forgiveness, and grace for themselves as they strive to make progress.
When we step out of the narrative of building a career or family and meeting our needs for a moment, we can realize that all our accomplishments will come to a natural end and the things that consume us today will mean little or nothing to us further down the road.
So I am advising to develop the fruit of gentleness in our lives, forgiving ourselves and others as we try to “take care of business”.
So take a moment today to acknowledge that you have done something’s right and that for the most part you’re headed in the right direction.
I encourage you to count your blessings and to see all the good in your life and to rejoice.
A victorious life is defined by enjoying the journey and the presence of God in our lives as we go.
God bless you all!