Sunday, July 31, 2011

Shine Brighter

We were driving through Burlington, Ontario when we saw signs that indicated windows to the water. They were small areas that were provided for public access to the lake. This one gave us an expansive view to the water. As the sun's rays moved across the water, millions of diamond-like twinkles jumped around on the surface. We saw a flight of geese barely skim the water on a morning glide across the lake. We visited for awhile with a delightful Canadian couple, and took our time to really take in the spot God provided for us to enjoy the gleam of dawn becoming the full light of day. It was good not to be in a hurry and take the time to receive the gift of the spot to which God had led us for refreshing.


One of the long standing remedies for being miserable is to do something for someone else. It is amazing how getting out of yourself and helping someone else will bless you with a better attitude. It is especially fun to do something for someone anonymously and not get found out, but know the delight the person garnished from the gift. When we use our God-given talents to help someone it not only brightens the life of the receiver, but the giver as well; both shine brighter.


The path of the righteous
is like the first gleam of dawn,
shining ever brighter
till the full light of day.
Proverbs 4:18

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