It Finally Occurred To Me…

that the answer to a recent challenge was found in three letters; one vowel and two consanants. Sometimes I can be so dense

In wrestling with HOW

                                           I only had to know WHO.  

Funny how rearranging one vowel and two consonants alter one’s perspective. 

It occurred to me that while I prayed for strength in the challenge, wisdom to pull it off and 

                                          grace to receive the accolades…only a little,

that through all the blood, sweat and tears, as if the whole of success rested upon the whole of me; 

It finally occurred to me I had failed to do the one thing necessary, 

with the one attitude necessary.

It occurred to me I had only to….

                                           ASK!

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives, and (s)he who seeks, finds; and to him(her) who knocks, it will be opened. Matt 7:7-8

Ask and you will receive, that your joy may be full. John 16:24                            

Just Ask. Three letters. One vowel and two consonants.

You do not have because you do not ask. James 4:2

What a great idea!  

It finally occurred to me.

Reflections in the Mirror

I don’t like looking in the mirror but I need to get ready for work every morning and I need to at least look presentable.

I don’t like my mirror, or rather the reflection I see. Can I get a witness?

Who do you see when you look in the mirror?  Whose image?  Do you like what you see?

or do you, like me, wish for different

Because you feel…

Different or…

Unattractive?

Life has taught me a number of lessons.  Making friends with my mirror, accepting and believing the truth of who I am, are just two of my latest.

Wouldn’t it be nice for a change to remember the truth that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made”;

That the pinnacle of all creation occurred on the sixth day.

So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them…Then God looked over all he made and saw that it wad very good! And evening passed and morning came, marking the sixth day.  Genesis 1:27 &31

Lets make a habit of celebrating the One whose image we bear instead of criticizing the self whose image stares back at us every morning.