Reflections

8 Sep

One day Grandfather walked me to the side of the pond and we sat down and prayed. Then he said lean over and smile into the water so I did. He asked what did you see? I saw myself smiling I responded. Make an angry face he then said and tell me what you see. I see myself making an angry face I responded. Hold your hand out as if giving the water a gift. Then hold your hand out as if taking something. Now what did you see? Well I said when I offered my hand, it showed a hand offering back and when I took it showed taking back.

Very good Grandfather said and what did that teach you? I responded it showed what ever I did as a reflection. That is correct Grandfather responded and that is your lesson for today.

When you smile and are happy, He is happy. When you are unhappy, He is unhappy. He wants you happy to share His love with others. When you offered your hand, He offered His, yet when you took from Him, He took back. What does that mean? I looked a little confused and responded I’m really not sure. He then said life is meant to share with others and as you share, you also receive. When you close your hand and don’t share, He doesn’t share with you. What you give, you also receive and what you withhold is withheld from you.

Put simply if you bless others, you will be blessed. If you withhold blessings, your blessings will be withheld. If you live by taking, in the end it will be taken from you. If you live a life of giving, it will, in the end be given to you. Condemn others and you will be condemned. Forgive others and you will be forgiven. Live with a closed hand and His hand will be closed to you. What you give will be given back. What you take will be taken back. Therefore, live a life of love, of giving, of blessing, of compassion, of an open hand and heart. Whatever you do, remember what you saw here. Live your life in view of the face in the waters.

What is it that you seek from life and others? Today, make it your goal to give to others the very thing you seek.

Proverbs 27:19 ; Luke 6:37-38 ; Galatians 6:7-10

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2 Responses to “Reflections”

  1. the warrioress September 8, 2018 at 9:55 pm #

    Good reminder, Ed. Hope you are doing okay… ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘

    • efchristi September 8, 2018 at 9:57 pm #

      Thank you Adrienne, I am doing very well.

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