I took this picture, which has been the theme for My Upside Right Life, before I developed myasthenia gravis. I am changing it because I am afraid you missed it.
I WAS RIDING MY BICYCLE AT THE STATE PARK
Sunsets at the state park are commonly spectacular. Riding alone, I stopped and unclipped my feet from the pedals. Without looking through the lens, I held my phone upside down and photographed the sunset-through my spokes. Did you see the spokes? Or did you miss the obvious.
Deuteronomy 29:4, “Yet to this day the Lord has not given you a mind to understand, eyes to see, or ears to hear.” HCSB
WHAT ELSE DID YOU MISS?
Don’t focus on what is ahead so much you miss what is right before your eyes. Don’t miss today planning for tomorrow. Don’t spend your time and energy on activities that don’t really matter. Live your life to the fullest. No regrets. Look around and open your eyes to what is obvious.
John 10:10, “…I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” KJV
EXPERIENCE LIFE TO THE FULLEST
Slow down. Your children are growing up. Your parents are getting older. Your friend is hurting. Your spouse needs you. You are not promised tomorrow. Fully engage in the moment. God has something amazing for you.
James 4:14, “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” NIV
ENJOY THE RIDE, BUT STOP TO WATCH THE SUNSET
The quickest way to get from point A to point B is a straight line. I cultivated efficiency, never wasting a step. Now I am wondering what I missed along the way. Maybe I focused too much on the destination and missed parts of the journey.
Psalm 119:133 :”Steady my steps with your Word of promise so nothing malign gets the better of me.” MSG
After I got sick, my eyes were opened to things I had never seen before. My senses were heightened. I noticed little details. I heard the birds, I smelled the hyacinths, I saw the spectacular sunsets (and more than a few sunrises), I felt the sweet presence of the Lord. God is believably evident all around. Do you see Him?
Romans 1:20, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly see, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” NIV
I really am curious. Did you see it or did you miss it? Comment here to let me know.