Autumn at West Point (Navigate Life with a Grateful Heart)

 Take a brief moment to watch the short video above highlighting the autumn at West Point. 

It’s gorgeous, isn’t it?

 I find it interesting that dying leaves are beautiful. Not to sound morbid, but when we typically think of pursuing things in life that are beautiful and lovely, we don’t often think about things that are dying. However, if you’re honest with yourself. You know that you have pursued the lesser things in life-- things that are not eternal, things that are dying. You might consider them to be beautiful, but in reality, that beauty is only set to fade and it comes nowhere close to the matchless beauty of God. 

1 Peter 1:14 says, “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance.” 

In Christ, we have a much higher calling than chasing the world’s definition of beauty. We are called to live holy lives, lives of thanksgiving and joy.

Now that the calendar has turned to November, I'll be sharing a short post each week that will encourage us to navigate life with a grateful heart. This week, I'm encouraging you to not fly through the holiday season again with a focus on dying and perishable things. Instead be grateful and focus on the much bigger picture of God's amazing grace and the hope that's found in Christ Jesus.

Contentment only comes when we realize we were not made for this world. Thus, we can be thankful with what we have and forever how long we have it. Most of these earthly blessings are just icing on the cake. God's eternal blessings are the real meat and filling. 

I am grateful for Jesus!

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