You will make known to me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
Psalm Sixteen Eleven nasb
Part 1 of 4, Chap. 5 in FOR HIS GLORY
Would you describe your sense of the Christian life as bursting with vivid colors or as more like black and white? Sure, we all have some days with heavy clouds that hide the sun, but what do you accept as the norm?
My photo scanner needs to know what results I expect from a scan. It offers a 48-bit color option, grayscale, and on down to black and white.
I can scan a spectacular rainbow photo as black and white and that is what I will get. I cannot, however, scan a black and white image, tell the scanner to do it in 48-bit color and expect to get a color photo. It depends on what I start with.
In My Beginning
So, what mindset do you start with when you awaken from sleep? What are your expectations of the day?
I grew up in a rather black and white faith culture that included little of David’s spiritually and emotionally colorful testimony in Psa. 16:11.
An expectation of the rhapsody that is portrayed in my thesis, especially the thought of “dancing” with God, would have been judged as irreverent. At least irrelevant. www.10minas.net/203-the-intended-rhapsody/
Yes, there were those among us who were deeply devoted to Jesus and who lived out a rich, quiet faith – especially older women like my paternal grandmother. Grandmom wrote some sweet poems about Jesus but we didn’t talk about Him in a personal way.
Kidron, Ohio USA
April 21, 2022
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