REFLECTIONS OF THE HEART AND MORE
The word prompt for Day 17 of #write28days is reflections. There are several different meanings. When we contemplate things, we often share them as reflections of the heart, or musings. There are many synonyms, but I’ll just share a few I found at Rhymezone:
- mirror image
Reflections, especially in nature, have always intrigued me. The way a body of water reflects the sky and trees surrounding it looks like a mirror image. Or if you use your imagination – a magical, upside down land.
While visiting my husband’s brother at his lake house in Maine one year, we took a ride on his pontoon boat as it was nearing sundown. The lake looked so beautiful with the reflections and the ripples in the water. I took a lot of pictures but this is one of the best.
REFLECTIONS AT SUNSET
Here I’m just going to share a couple of pictures taken one year on the Gulf coast of Florida at sunset. When I take photos, I don’t just mindlessly snap the pictures. Instead, I try different angles to see what would make an interesting photo. Sometimes they turn out well and sometimes they don’t. Yet, when I choose which photos to share, aren’t they like reflections of the heart? They are gifts from my heart to yours.
Musings are also reflections of the heart. When I started my first blog back in 2013, it was mainly to share news with my daughters and other friends and family. Momsy’s Musings was the title. My second daughter started calling me Momsy many years ago and it stuck. That blog evolved into more as I wanted to share my heart, encourage others and glorify God. So I changed the title to Thoughts and Art from My Heart. Then in 2016 I started this current blog.
On the featured photo at the top, this post began with a scripture verse. I’d like to share it again along with the two following verses:
The reflections of the heart belong to mankind,
but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
All a person’s ways seem right to him,
but the Lord weighs motives.
Commit your activities to the Lord,Proverbs 16:1-3
and your plans will be established.
As we go through life we observe, experience, explore, and like Mary the mother of Jesus did, we treasure them in our hearts. We make plans based on what we have learned or what seems best. Then we follow through as well as we can. The Lord knows our hearts – our loves, our fears, our motives – and He loves us no matter what. Sometimes He thwarts our plans, because He knows best. We can’t see the whole picture, and we don’t always understand, but we can trust Him to guide us in the right way.
When we spend time reading the Bible, we learn about God and ourselves. As we meditate on God’s word, the Holy Spirit helps us, and our minds are renewed. We are able to be more discerning about making decisions based on what we know to be true. He has told us to ask for wisdom and promises to give it to us. This is my prayer, that we realize the depth of His love for us, the forgiveness of sins, and the hope of eternal life, that the reflections of our hearts will be to glorify God as we live our daily lives.
May God bless you and keep you. Amen.