7 In Glimpses

Introducing Glimpses // Beauty Found Among The Ordinary

Glimpses

Beauty does not always come to us in it’s complete state but rather in glimpses. It’s only when we continue to look in the direction of what we can already see that beauty is revealed in it’s fullness. I am reminded of this verse:

Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. (1 Corinthians 13:12 NLT)

The beauty of Christ, and all that He offers to us, is seen through our imperfect eyes. We simply will not always see it with our natural eyes.  It takes spiritual eyes to see, knowledge and understanding. I have been asking God to open my eyes to see the beauty He’s placed all around me.  My eyes see in part, incompletely.  Yet I keep looking.

Beauty comes slow, comes quietly. #glimpsesofhisbeauty Click To Tweet

I realize that I must slow down and quiet my heart if I am going to see. I am purposing in my heart to catch the glimpses. I want to be aware of beauty in the ordinary. I want to see beauty among the chaos. I want to know that beauty exists even in the most difficult of times.

When I catch those glimpses, they are planting seeds in my heart.  As I am faithful to cultivate that which I can already see, the beauty is soon revealed for what it truly is.

Each week on Mondays (beginning July 11th), I hope to bring you a short post about something that God is doing in my life. I will also use this opportunity to restart my gratitude list. I am learning that I must cultivate a heart of gratitude in my life. A heart full of gratitude is filled to overflowing with beauty.

A heart full of gratitude is filled to overflowing with beauty. #glimpsesofhisbeauty Click To Tweet

I hope you will join me on Mondays as I share glimpses of God’s beauty in my ordinary life.

You can share your own glimpses of His beauty by interacting through comments here, or by using the hashtag, #glimpsesofhisbeauty on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Let’s go on a journey of finding His beauty together!

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7 Comments

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    Bevy @ treasured up and pondered
    July 5, 2016 at 4:37 am

    I like the title of this post… it’s true!!
    Sometimes it only comes in glimpses. I have a chalkboard in my kitchen that daily reminds me with this verse…

    Cherish the plain and ordinary of today!!

    I need this daily reminder…because when we choose to cherish there really is unquestionable beauty… something that might not have ever been noticed before.

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      Barbie
      July 7, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Bev. I like what you said about cherishing the plain and ordinary of each day. Blessings!

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    Mindy
    July 5, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Yes – always trying to be aware of beauty in the ordinary. It helps keep my heart set right.

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      Barbie
      July 7, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      The more we are willing to see beauty, to be thankful for His splendor, the softer our hearts become. So glad you stopped by Mindy!

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    June
    July 6, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    What a great idea, Barbie! My Monday’s can always use a bit of beauty 🙂

    Looking forward to joining you!

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      Barbie
      July 7, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      You know I love it when you stop by June. Always an honor.

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    Chasing Slow
    July 10, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    I love that verse! I look forward to seeing your “glimpses” 🙂

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