Thursday, April 24, 2014

Love Kindness, Walk Humbly






Sometimes we set unrealistic expectations for ourselves. With so many images and endless information at our finger tips, the greatest, biggest and best seems to be constantly visible and there to inspire or challenge. 

But life often dictates that our time and talents are used for serving those immediately in front of us and providing the necessities of life. With creative desires and ideas far beyond our reality, it's easy to become disenchanted, discouraged. 

What really matters in life, what is required and expected? Life on this earth is short, we want our days and actions to count for something, to use our time wisely. 

I was thinking on these things as I took a brief walk amongst the fig trees this morning. Then this verse came to mind, of loving kindness, doing justice and walking humbly with our God. That's what's required - no mention of doing big things, fulfilling your creative potential or being "successful" in the eyes of the world. Ultimately it's the invisible which lasts.

16 comments:

Jeanne said...

So true Karen! and definitely things to ponder. I think all that is expected or needed of us is to have faith and praise HIM. He did everything else. Where would we be without that!!!

Cloudia said...

I love walking along with you



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral

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Lisa said...

Thank you for this. So timely for me today! I can totally relate, and needed the gentle reminder of what truly matters.

Joy said...

Awakening thought! That is for me today!

DeborahGun said...

a beautiful reminder. For me the 'internet world' is such a distraction - I need to walk with Him, in the place he has put me, and be content.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear Karen ~ what a beautiful post! Thank you for this bit of encouragement and inspiration this morning.

FlowerLady

Christine said...

That verse was the theme for our Lenten series this year. It seems simple but we can sure make it complicated.

SarahZ said...

Amen, Karen

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

What a beautiful photo!

We are so easily distracted, by all the information, with which we are bombarded. So many "causes", etc.

When the most accessible "cause," is our own little circle, right in front of us, and right around us.

Tessa~

Liz said...

Well said!! Amen.

Jen Boes said...

Such a great reminder - each of us matters simply because we are, and we are loved. We can revel in the beauty of living this out in the small ways before us each day.

thefisherlady said...

loved all of this!

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful post this is, Karen.
Thank you!

geanina said...

Beautiful post, Karen!:)

Connie Smiley said...

Excellent thought, and great timing for me. This reminds me of the woman Jesus praised with the words "She did what she could". (Mark 14:8)

hydeeannsews said...

beautiful reminder, Karen. I often see creativity, a divine characteristic we've inherited from our Heavenly Father, turned into a false god, worshipped by many. thank you for the gentle reminder of what comes first.

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