Saturday, 29 June 2013

Judging a book by it's cover

We’ve all heard the saying, “Never judge a book by its cover". But most of the times, the books we choose to read are chosen mainly because of how the cover looks. One thing I have learned is that you can never ever judge by appearance. Some people may look tough but are truly some of the most gentle souls.

Recently i have come to know someone and this person is totally amazing. Initially, i knew that this one was totally unfriendly and i did not want anything to do with them. i was fully biased.

This person is very good and i failed to see that at first. After spending time around them and a good conversation, i have discovered how amazing, sweet and fun they really are. I never would have come to this observation if i did not flip through the pages.

Sometimes a book cover can tell what is inside, but this is not the case all the time. We can be wrong. Judging a person from the outside without taking time to know them can make us miss out on the greatest, most amazing people we would rather have in our lives and we fly with those that appeal to the eye yet they are not that great.

Often the way you think about a person isn't the way they actually are. Everyone has a story left untold, so never judge someone as if you know their entire life story because the truth is you probably don’t.

I have learned my lesson not to judge people so fast without getting to know them. This one turned out to be what i never thought they would be. Amazing, understanding and so much fun! Don't be so quick to judge a book by it's cover.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Timely and powerful

Today as i sat on my desk pondering and worrying about a situation i am current going through, i received this devotional. it was very appropriate and very timely.

From Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

REST IN ME, MY CHILD. Give your mind a break from planning and trying to anticipate what will happen. Pray continually, asking My Spirit to take charge of the details of this day. Remember that you are on a journey with Me. When you try to peer into the future and plan for every possibility, you ignore your constant Companion who sustains you moment by moment. As you gaze anxiously into the distance, you don’t even feel the strong grip of My hand holding yours. How foolish you are, My child!

Remembrance of Me is a daily discipline. Never lose sight of My Presence with you. This will keep you resting in Me all day, every day.

I was reminded to "Pray continually"......1 Thessalonians 5:17;

And i have to find a way to say , " Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him" Psalm 62:5

And here i was thinking and planning and worrying but this message has given me new perspective.