Our favourite walking place is the Caroline Bay, and I make it a habit to take a picture and share it on Facebook together with a Bible verse.
I want to inspire and encourage my friends through a Bible verse or quotation that I have reflected on while we were walking and talking.
Also, posting on Facebook is a quick way of sharing some Scriptural thoughts and inspiration at the start or end of the working day. Writing an entire blog post takes time.
Sometimes I wonder how many more photos I can post before my friends notice that I’m posting scenes from the same walking place.
However, it doesn’t matter because it seems there is always something new each time we walk. Yes, the view is always unique every time.
It’s the same place, but there is always something unique and new. How can that be?
Through my life experiences and faith journey, I learned that life is always a matter of perspective and attitude.
Perspective in the sense that I don’t anymore see things as what I wanted to happen, planned, and expect them to be.
I see life more in how the Lord God presents it to me, His love, and His mercies that are always new each day.
Attitude comes in through the prospect of discovering and appreciating what God has presented in the day makes life joyful and exciting.
In one of my reflection moments, I asked myself what is my most significant accomplishment in life.
I realised that my most significant achievement is finding life’s greatest gift, and I am enjoying it like never before.
What is it, you might ask? Have you found it, too?
The photos and their accompanying verses in this post illustrate the point I’m presenting.
You might have noticed that the three pictures are reflection photos, and the verses are reflective, too, as all are.
Through the years of searching, I found that the greatest gift a person can ever have is to be able to see and live life from God’s perspective.
The fantastic thing about this priceless treasure is that it is available to anyone willing to yield.
As I commit my life to continue reflecting the light of Jesus Christ and shining Him to His people, I keep in mind the Apostle Paul’s exhortation in Philippians 3:12-15.
12Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize of God’s heavenly calling in Christ Jesus.
15All of us who are mature should embrace this point of view. And if you think differently about some issue, God will reveal this to you as well. 16Nevertheless, we must live up to what we have already attained.