today I want to live “ful”, that is full of all the “fuls”. I want to be mindful of others and what I can do for them today. I want to be thoughtful, and helpful, and graceful and beautiful in word and deed and grateful, I so want to be mindful of being grateful today. And merciful, yes, I want to be always full of mercy. (probably because I am so often in need of it myself) And I want to live today hopeful and peaceful and joyful as well. And thankful, but being full of thanks is the same as being full of “grate”, isn’t it? I certainly would not want to live thankless or grateless, for that matter. Would you?
I realize I want to live kindful and heartful and ruthful and pennyful and pitiful and friendful. Because if not, I will be living kindless and heartless and ruthless and penniless and pitiless and friendless. None of those are a good way of being or of living. I know I want to live cheerful and gleeful, because God says a cheerful heart is good medicine. (Prov. 17:22) I guess I want to live sleeveful, because it is too cold to be sleeveless. I want to live fanciful, because I don’t want to be fanciless. I want to live wishful because to live wishless is to live without dreams. I definitely want to live sleepful because being sleepless makes me tired and cranky. I long to live clueful as well, I so often find myself clueless in this fast paced, technology driven culture.
I definitely want to live timeful, to be full of time is a great gift. There’s one “ful” I definitely don’t want to be however, and that’s forgetful. I don’t want to be full of forgetfulness. In order to live grateful, I need to remember often the many blessings of God and the many kindnesses from others that I receive each day.
“Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits — who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion.” (Psalm 103:2-4)
yes, I long to live “ful”, to live fully each day. And with God that is possible.
” . . . I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10)
“And God placed all things under His feet and appointed Him (Jesus) to be head over everything for the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills everything in every way.” (Ephesians 1:22-23)
“and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.” (Colossians 2:10)
” (I pray you) may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge — that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:18-19)
sincerely, Grace Day