Monday, January 31, 2011

In our hallway, we have a skylight. The skylight was added after living in our home a year. After we added it, the hallway lit up for the first time. The hallway light didn't need to be turned on to see. Under this new found light, I hung The Living Christ. Over time I have thought about how enlightening this picture has been under the skylight. Christ can light up any situation especially if we let Him come in. We literally had a guy cut a hole in our roof to let light in. So this prompts the question, "Do I cut out of my soul the things that exclude Christ?" Some times I do. And some times I don't.

So as time carried on, the wall wasn't complete. I wanted a little more of a statement to remind me to have patience mostly with myself and my everyday failings. So I watched, listened, and read until this statement was said. It says, "Give me patience to wait until I can understand it for myself."

I often want to know the end from the beginning. But I have made changes. Like I don't read the last chapter of a good book any more so I know how it ends. Another way is when I pass the picture and quote on the wall and I feel that I have failed that day or in that moment, all I need to do is to remember to ask for the patience to endure. I want to endure and feel that all forces are combine against me in that moment. That is hopefully when I readjust my personal armor and have patience again with myself and the plan that God has for me.

1 comment:

Jocelyn Christensen said...

I have the same display in my guest bathroom...sort of an odd-sounding place for it, but it's a place where people can quietly take note of it. :)