I was having “one of those” Mondays, not really trusting my new blog’s “best is yet to come” concept… then on my drive home, I looked up and saw the Honda Pilot right in front of me had a personalized license plate that said “Best to come”! And as God is my “pilot”, I guess He was trying to remind me the best really is yet to come! ;-D
What I think is interesting is how you could be the same person, saying and doing the same thing, yet you get such different perspectives and reactions from others. These two photos were taken the exact same day, a few feet from each other, yet the first one looks like it was summer and the second one looks like it was fall (it was a sunny day in October, actually). And I was the same person, but because of a change of clothes and location, I looked different from one photo to the next.
So, as you’re thinking of how the best is yet to come in your life, remember that you are, in your essence, a divinely created person, regardless of whether someone “under values” or “over values” you. Know that God sees and loves you as you are and wants only the best for you. And in the spirit of Easter, with resurrection and new beginnings, we can love and value ourselves as we are, but feel hopeful that, with positive changes we make in our lives, we can keep getting better.
There are sermons about loving God and your neighbor, but how often do you hear in a sermon that you should love yourself as well? Here is “the greatest commandment”, according to Jesus:
Matthew 22:37-39 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
I wish I could hear a sermon that talks about the importance of loving yourself, as well as God and others. It seems like that aspect of the commandments is hidden somehow. I’m not talking about a selfish or unhealthy love of self, but a divinely inspired love of self. If you love yourself, your divine self, you are also open to loving God and others. And if you let God love through you, His love is far more powerful than any “human” love.
I hope you can see yourself in the unconditional, loving way the God sees you, so you can genuinely love yourself. No matter what you’ve done or said or been through, know that God loves you completely, without limits.
Hello! I’m Peggy Hustad, counselor, songwriter, writer, and now a new web site owner! I really like the idea that “the best is yet to come”, for my life, and for anyone else’s life, so I am grateful to be able to use “Best to come” for my web site name.
I hope to offer short posts to amuse, encourage, inspire, and hopefully bring some light and hope to those who visit my site.