Every morning lean thine arms awhile
Upon the windowsill of heaven
And gaze upon thy Lord.
Then, with the vision in thy heart,
Turn strong to meet thy day.

(Thomas Blake)

It’s a comforting thought to know that God is just that close. It’s not just at the nearest window in your home, but the nearest Bible. There, in the presence of the Holy God, is transforming power. It’s not just about gaining riches or knowledge but finding true peace.

At times, it involves cooperation and obedience to allow God to transform the mess we have made of our lives. Yet, as we admit that we cannot do it without Him, we find that nothing is impossible with God (Luke 18:27).

I’ve been listening to a radio series and reading the book by James MacDonald called: “I Really Want to Change, So Help Me God” 

It’s not a self-help book, but one that pushes readers/listeners to look into God’s Word and find the truth about what change should look like in the Christian life.  “So that we might walk in newness,” let us die to our old selves and put on the clothing of Christ (Romans 6:4, ASV).

I find myself at this windowsill searching for answers and hoping that God will continue to complete the work that He has already begun.  I want to stop being lazy, to stop with my unforgiving attitude towards many of the people that I see daily, and to begin to take further steps towards a better attitude and outlook.