Friday, May 09, 2014

I am a Mirror; I am a Light

The Lord revealed to me a few days ago that I'm like a Mirror.

I know that we shouldn't base our self-worth on what others think of us; we should base our self-worth on what God thinks of us. (read John 3:16, John 15:13, John 10:10) So, others shouldn't base their self-worth on what we think of them either.

Even still, what do people see as a reflection of themselves when they "see" me?  Do I give a dull reflection, or do I give them a clear view of how God views them? Do I help them to see themselves truthfully?  Do I help them to see themselves as God sees them? Do I build them up?

God says that we believers are the light of the world (see Philippians 2:15 and Matthew 5:14-16). So, when others see me, I provide God's light to them. I light up their lives with God's love, peace, and grace (his unconditional love for them). I can't do that on my own, but God does that through me. So, I pray.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

What I'm working on in 2014

The first three months on 2014 passed in a blink. I started to write this in April. Now, it's May and another month has passed.

I thought I would chronicle the items I'm working on this year.

I don't want to say these are goals, but they are things I'm working on:

  1. Spiritual 
    1. I've given up doubting for Lent
    2. I'm working on being more thankful to the Lord for all things (here's a a helpful post that a friend recently shared - It applies to children, but also applies to me)
  2. Physical
    1. Recording my progress on the following:
    2. Stretching my legs
    3. Pushups and pop-ups so I can hopefully surf
    4. Exercising regularly, hopefully daily
    5. Eat more fruits and vegetables - buy more organic
    6. Loosing weight for health (and my sister's wedding)
  3.  Emotional
    1. Giving up on the past and looking to the future
    2. Thanking folks for things
  4. Cognitive
    1. Trying not to fix everything
  5. Tasks
    1. Get a little bit done each day
    2. And, here's a big one I'm focusing on: Throwing something away every day (or recycling it)