So what's on my heart today? Well for that we have to look back a while, don't worry the back story will be short. For many years I have looked at things as what I called being "real". Not the glass half full or half empty just a half glass. What I have learned is most of the time I saw what I saw was the worst. I looked at every situation in a jaded, negative light. This mentality was dragging mentally down and making look at people very harshly. The worst part is I didn't realize that is how I really saw things. It took my two daughters, Heather and Lee Ann, to point this out. Sometimes those reality checks, those Nathan and David moments (2 Samuel 12:1-7) come from those who are nearest to us. The Scripture has many things about seeing things in a positive light.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
You see as I learn to look for and at the positives in every situation it has a way of changing the situation. I know you are thinking "there isn't any positive here", trust me there is! This simple but sometimes hard process is changing the very core of my being. Yeah there are those who still get me frustrated or even more frustrate me because they are stuck in this "woe is me" or "it's me against the world" mentality. If we are believers of the Word and followers of Christ it is our duty to be not only hearers of the Word but doers. Love one another, help your fellow man when you can. Love those who are unlovable and in the words of William Booth, the Founder of The Salvation Army, "Go for souls and go for the worst"
Until next time, stay positive, ride safe and God bless