recent sketchbook entry
Who doesn't have problems? We all do and more than we would like I suppose. So developing a good attitude towards the problems that come into our life on a regular basis is a very important component of us enjoying our lives in the fullest possible way. Ladders have been showing up in my drawings this past winter and I have not been sure of their meaning. I have considered different possibilities and then I came across this thought in a book that Brenda and I sometimes read together in the morning looking for inspiration titled, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
"Welcome problems as perspective-lifters. My children tend to sleepwalk through their days until they bump into an obstacle that stymies them. If you encounter a problem with no immediate solution, your response to that situation will take you either up or down. You can lash out at the difficulty, resenting it and feeling sorry for your self. This will take you down into a pit of self-pity. Alternatively, the problem can be a ladder, enabling you to climb up and see your life from My perspective. Viewed from above, the obstacle that frustrated you is only a light and momentary trouble. Once your perspective has been heightened, you can look away from the problem altogether. Turn toward Me, and see the Light of My Presence shining."