This will begin a short series of posts that I'm going to call, "The View From My Kitchen Window." Not all of the photos and stories came "from the view through my kitchen window," but I am using that term to describe the "world" around me, as seen through my eyes.
For some time, I have been thinking about this series of posts, but was unsure as to whether or not I should do them. Each time I thought of another type of post, I kept coming back to this. So here goes!
The world around me is so great and vast! There are sights and sounds that make me dizzy. So much clamoring for attention - always somewhere to go, some chore to do, bills to pay, "needy people" who really aren't needy at all, etc. How can anyone be expected to accomplish all that is demanded? By now, I guess you think I am talking about myself! Yes, myself and millions of other people as well!
My life, if put under a microscope, has no problems at all! I am healthy, many are not. I have a roof over my head, many do not. I am able to walk around, many have no legs or are confined to a wheelchair or bed. I have a loving husband, many are abused by the person who vowed to "love and cherish." I have a little savings, many do not have two coins to rub together. I complain about being a little "chubby," while many are starving. I wonder what outfit in my closet best fits my mood today, many have only those on their back.
Sights around me abound - crime, hatred, perversion, evil of all sorts! All clamoring for my attention. . . . . . .YET. . . . . . other sights also abound - compassion, love, morality, good of all sorts! There is a choice! It is all in your perspective! You can CHOOSE to focus on "whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." (Philippians 4:8)
God has placed delightful sights and sounds around us if we can get our minds focused on them! Look out your kitchen window while you are doing the never-ending chore of dish washing. Ask God to help you focus on the delights of His creation, right outside your window. He will reveal His world! A world that the enemy does not want you to see.
This is the world that He reveals to me when I FOCUS on it!