For instance, when was the last time you really "looked at" your husband? If I take the time to stop and "look at" my man, I might see things I would ordinarily miss as we fly through our days with one another. Perhaps I would catch that he is feeling a little down and needs some encouragement. Or maybe I would see how tired he is and reach out to give him a good back rub. Is it me, or does he seem overwhelmed by life....I think I am going to make sure he knows how much I love and appreciate all he does for our family and let him know I am praying for him.
How about "looking at" our attitude? Ugh. Did I have to go there? I know this is an area in my own life I need to keep a close watch on and "look at" often. Remember, our attitude affects everything. The way we "look at" a situation can change how we handle ourselves in it. If we are "looking at" our heart and checking in with God to see if there is anything He wants to change in us, then we stay on top of wrong attitudes that can send life on a downward spiral.
And during this time of year, when the world is celebrating consumerism and buying, buying, buying...why don't we make an intentional act of "looking at" our Savior. For He left His home in Glory....to come save us. He gave up the splendor of Heaven to come live among us as a poor carpenter. He spilled His blood, so we could have everlasting life. Let's "look at" what Jesus did for us over 2000 years ago, and let's "look at" the cross and celebrate Him in His birth, death, and resurrection!
Thank you Maya, for reminding us to stop and "look at it".