Eye Sight

As I age, my eyesight in some ways is much worse than it was. Being perfect most of my life, and being in a family full of glasses, I figured it was a matter of time. That has proves to be the case, but God gave me 43 years without glasses and with perfect vision. I have been blessed. So now I need glasses to see things close to me, so when I read or work on the quilt or many things. I can get by without them but my mind must infer the correct words from the blur and it requires more energy and I get tired and a headache. Sounds really old right? Well, in other ways as I have (ahem) matured, my eyesight and heart sight is increasingly more keen. I can see behind the mask people wear. I can see past the tough guy act. I can see the motives in the eyes. I can catch glimmers of hope in a Christian’s eyes. I can see a child in wonder who wants to know something. I can see when people need love. I can feel a person’s pain and see what they really need past rheir wants. I guess this is spiritual maturity, affecting your eye sight down to your soul. So in some ways, my eye sight is worse but I am completely good with that because far more importantly my spiritual eye sight is so much more acute and more like Jesus’. That makes me very very happy.❤❤❤

Sun Kissed

Too much sun today, from Homeschool Group meeting and then pool time. Lots of sun, lots of heat. Did I mention hot?

So the pool felt good but added to the sun part. And I thought, isn’t that what we do in life? We play with fire, get close to it, have a little more fun, stay a little bit longer and before we know it, we are wounded, burned. Christians seem hell bent on seeing how much of the world they can enjoy and still be saved, how close to the fire without getting burned. Instead, we should be enjoying the fruit of the Spirit and seeing how different we can be from the world as we worship and serve the Lord. ❤

List of Blessing to Count

So, if you need a lift in your outlook, like I did today, here is a list of blessings from God you can appreciate and thank Him for…

1. Breathing

2. Health beyond simply breathing like walking or just arms and hands to use

3. The Bible to read

4. Prayer, which can happen out loud or in your mind

5. Transportation

6. A home to live in

7. Air conditioning or fans 9r ice or just shade

8. Trees and beautiful nature around us everywhere, birds singing, dogs barking, cats purring…

9. Parks

10. Bath tubs for bathing or showers

11. First aid kits

12. Pillows

13. Food

14. Church

15. Books to read

16. Salvation through Jesus Christ!!!!

17. A bed

18. Coffee and chocolate

19. Friends (sorry they are so far down on the list oops)

20. Family (yeah, they should have been higher too)

21. Clothes, including Comfortable underwear

22. You get the picture. Continue your own personalized list. Now don’t you feel better???😄❤