Hey! Look at me, I made it all the way to day 4 :)
The chair that I currently have to use to sit at my computer smells like steak sauce. And no, it doesn't smell good. So, my inventive mind thought to hopefully mask the smell with a blanket. Unfortunately that didn't help at all, but the blanket I chose made me happy. It's this really cute quilt that my little sister's friend made for her. Its full of bright pinks, yellows and oranges. It's just one of those 'little things' in life that make me smile.
What if I could look at my life as if it were a big quilt? Would it be a carefully constructed pattern containing beautiful colors and warm fabric? Would it be soft, inviting and comforting to the touch? Or would it look like a big jumbled mess of unmatched colors with no apparent pattern? Would it be falling apart, and itchy no matter how you wrapped it around yourself?
Would my life be something that makes others smile when they see it? When someone looks at the way I live- the things I say, the way I treat others- will it draw them to me, wanting to befriend me? Or when people see the way I treat my friends and family, the way I treat God, does it make them want to look the other way and avoid me?
I want everything I do to be beautiful. Not just what people see on the outside, but I want my heart to be beautiful. If someone could sew together every thought i ever thought, as if each thought were a piece of fabric, I'd want it to be something worth looking at, something with value. The same goes for how I speak. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks, right? So if what is inside is truly beautiful, then it should overflow into the way I live. And I know the only way I can possibly get there, is to fill myself up with God. Because God is the most beautiful thing I know. I think that if we all thought and lived like Jesus, we would all display such beautiful, soft, happy quilts.
1 Samuel 16:7- But the Lord said to Samuel, "do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."