Friday, April 11, 2014

Everlasting Sunshine...

Everlasting Sunshine - have you ever imagined that?  I found a new Suave body wash called Everlasting Sunshine that smells like Passion Flowers and Vanilla - it is heavenly!!!  And, it got me to thinking........hmmm.....What if we had sunshine 365 days a year?  Would we appreciate its beauty?  Would we get tired of seeing the sun, squinting while driving, or feeling the heat of the day constantly?  I believe some of us would get tired of the constant light, heat and/or beauty - while others would bask in it and soak up every ray of sunshine!!!  Which would you choose?

And, ponder this question:  What exactly IS everlasting??  The dictionary definition is lasting forever, immortal, eternal, and/or perpetual.  Ahhh....that makes sense now!  Everlasting Son-shine! What if we let the Son of God shine in our hearts to others everyday?  What if we let love rule in our driving, our homes, our work place, our churches, our families, our children, our sports activities, our relationships?  Yep, every relationship!  (Even our Ex-husbands or wives....LOL) 
Our world would certainly be quite different than what it is right now......

Consider this:  Can you create an everlasting attitude?  You betcha!  It is a perpetual decision! 
Every day, every task, every chore, every way we interact with another human being.
We can choose to offer love, joy, friendship, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, mercy, and grace to others each moment that we are alive - it is a choice!  Did you know these are the fruits of the Holy Spirit?  So yes, absolutely, we can choose everlasting attributes to live by - especially the more we get to know His Son!!!  (Read Galatians 5:22.)

Did you know we can choose to think about what is true, right, noble, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and/or praiseworthy?  Yep!  (Read Philippians 4:8.)  We can choose to focus on these characteristics, too!  And, if we become aware of the incredible consequences, we might just choose differently tomorrow....think about it!

We have an everlasting God who offers us so much beauty, so much grace, so much everlasting sunshine in our hearts as well as the light of His Son's love - how can we choose any differently???

Wow!  This everlasting sunshine concept creates such joyful optimism in my heart....yes, I know I see through Rose-colored glasses sometimes, but just imagine!!!  We have an opportunity to change someone else's outlook on this life!  Offer someone everlasting sunshine the next time you are irritated at the grocery store because they are being too slow or are on their cell phone while checking out!!!  We all have those pet peeves where we get so caught up in our selves that we forget to consider the options of extending grace to another person....consider a new reaction!!!

And, the next time you are choosing some body wash, try the Passion Flowers and Vanilla isle!  It just might perk up your world and give you some unexpected everlasting sunshine!!!

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