After a modular home was set up on their country acre, the owners noticed that a huge muddy puddle appeared in their low-lying front yard.
How sad, I thought, to spend so much money on a beautiful new home and land, only to find yourself daily staring out on a mud puddle.
As weeks and months went by, a subtle change began to take place. Bit by bit the owners turned that mud puddle into a lovely pond. Ornamental grasses waved from the banks. Bird houses were perched along the wildflower border. A park bench invited you to sit and enjoy. Instead of seeing a mud puddle, the owners saw loveliness. Then they acted on what they could “see”.
In your own life, what lovely aspects are hidden by mud puddles. By utilizing the creativity only God can provide, how can your puddles be transformed into a lush landscape?
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.... Philippians 4:8
Heavenly Father, please give me eyes to see the loveliness You want to creat through me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.