Today I’ve been sitting in my car near the coast, spending time in thought, prayer and meditation.
The weather was really nice when I got here, quite warm and a bit sunny.
After a couple of hours though it started to rain, and as the other people in the car-park were running back to their cars I thought, “Look how beautiful that rain is”.
This was rather a strange thought as we normally see rain as quite a negative thing, ruining our fun outdoors and making us head inside or get our jackets on.
But it really all depends on how you look at a thing, what your mind-set is, as to whether it is good or bad, ugly or beautiful.
Rain is required to water the plants and crops, essential for our food production.
Rain can “freshen up” things, washing away dust and debris, and cleaning an area.
Rain means you don’t have to water the patio plants!
In this sense rain is a wonderful and beautiful thing.
We all get hit with different things through our lives, some of them seeming really bad and really ugly at the time.
However if we look at them in a different way and think in a different manner, maybe as a chance to learn or grow, they could be seen quite different.
We have all been in places where there has been an ugly view, yet if we turn round and look in a different direction the view has been stunning.
The place of course stayed the same, we just got a different perspective depending where we looked.
It is the same with how we look at things and how we think; we can be positive or negative and that will change the outlook of a situation.
Speak this out today…..”Thank You Lord that I can choose how to think; thank you that I can be positive and look at the good in things”
Proverbs 23 v 7…..For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he……