|Grandson Nathan's kindergarten graduation~2012|
Do not be conformed to this world, but continuously be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what God's will is—what is proper, pleasing, and perfect. Romans 12:2
I was thinking how much I need continual renewal. God’s mercies new every morning are a wonderful gift. Each new day an opportunity to live for His glory. Each morning full of promise and hope. But I need His constant renewal. I need that constant transforming of my heart and mind to know Him.
My daily prayer should be...
Transform my heart to know Your love and compassion
Transform my mind to understand the Great I Am and my relation to You and what that means to how I am to relate to this world ~ to my family, my neighbor, and every one that comes into my realm of life.
My pastor once asked us, “Can you really love God without loving your neighbor?”
Indeed, Jesus Christ is our model. I want to see as He sees. But that’s only possible by the transformational power of God working in me, or else I am spiritually blind and deaf and numb to the cries of humanity.
For over twenty years, I've worked with thousands of children as a teacher. By His grace my eyes were opened to the invisible ones, and my heart has reached out to them...seeing many grow and blossom in the light of His love. I’ll share a simple poem I wrote years ago.
Invisible child, with your eyes cast down,
Did I hear you say look in my eyes?
I look in your eyes, and a speechless voice is asking,
“Do you see me?”
I look in your eyes.
I hear them patiently asking,
“Be with me long enough to understand
What it is that I cannot say;
Long enough to believe I mean it.”
I look in your eyes and what do I see?
A heart hoping for love,
A soul searching for salvation,
A hand reaching for another’s hand to hold,
Eyes trying to understand the voiceless cry of my heart.
I’ve looked in your eyes and what did I see,
Someone just like me.
For it is God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6
Birdie playing in the rain
~photo courtesy of Julie Lyda
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