Recently, after a snowfall, our property was touched with a gorgeous scene of black and white. (no filters) I paused in the beauty of this quietness.
As with life, some people live only with black and white reasoning. Others, like it mixed with a bit of colour, while others live in full rainbow spectrum! I bet you can think of people in each of those examples. It makes for a very interesting world, right!
As the numbers of my age keep increasing (lol), the more and more I am working at letting myself, people, and life situations be covered with more grace…God’s grace. If not, I might as well put a paper bag over my head and crawl back into bed.
We are all unique, we have been raised differently, we have chosen our own opinions, and work at doing life. That can make for some stressors but we can only choose for us. What I do know, and have hope and peace within my soul, is to live by God’s colours. Some things are very black and white yet many other life issues and choices He provides us with splashes of colours.
Yesterday morning, our property wasn’t black and white but a pallet of wonderful shades.
In making decisions and choosing how to live, I want my life colours to be mixed with GRACE. All of that is found in Scripture.
We won’t agree with others and others won’t agree with us. As my mom used to say, ‘We have to agree to disagree’…and by the way, her name is Grace.
But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do,
what God is looking for in men and women.
It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor,
be compassionate and loyal in your love,
And don’t take yourself too seriously—
take God seriously. Micah 6:8 (The Message)
Whatever colours the world is displaying, we can’t go wrong on choosing God’s colours of how to live. People will continue to splash colours of their own agenda, so I will do as Micah says….take God seriously. We can’t go wrong with that all mixed with grace.
We can do this!