I wonder how many people actually feel they are living Holy lives? I was feeling a bit stressed when the thought came……. remember some moment of peace and beauty. I found this picture and the memories flooded back. Hampton Court in England. An afternoon of incredible softness, memories that will last a lifetime.
This afternoon I found the following quote:-
The serene beauty of a holy life is the most powerful influence in the world next to the power of God. Blaise Pascal
It struck me. We perhaps all need to be reminded to focus on beauty and then maybe we will be conduits of what we take in to give out to others.
Peace to you in this day!
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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Great question! Certainly, holiness is something I strive for and I am so verily grateful to have a Savior who is patient with my attempts. And I am grateful He has sent me beautiful mentors, such as yourself, to guide me along the way. Hugs & Blessings for reminding us how important it is to “ask the questions.”