Gazing

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Gazing upon beauty depends on the condition of your mind

There are many things that interfere with my ability to appreciate beauty. Beauty is delicate and easily pushed aside. I can’t do it if my mind is beset by: anger, fear, lust, jealousy, greed, grief, or sadness. These thoughts are brash, consuming, and often out of control in my mind. I need the help of the Holy Spirit to tame them and send them away so I can see the beauty of the Lord. When the Spirit comes and transforms my mind (Romans 12:1-2) He replaces those harsh thoughts with: thanksgiving, gratitude, praise, joy, peace, hope and love. O how good it is to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord (Psalm 27:4).

 

4 thoughts on “Gazing

  1. I really appreciate what you have written. However lovely it is, the photo reminds me too much of the many fires here in California…… Robin

    On Mon, Oct 28, 2019 at 7:46 AM Stephen L Hufman wrote:

    > Stephen Hufman posted: ” There are many things that interfere with my > ability to appreciate beauty. Beauty is delicate and easily pushed aside. I > can’t do it if my mind is beset by: anger, fear, lust, jealousy, greed, > grief, or sadness. These thoughts are brash, consuming, and ” >

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