BY REV. DORAL PULLEY
“…let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us…” – Hebrews 12:1
God is not only a Creator but an Enhancer. It is most evident with the creation of light that enhancement can be an important part of the creative process. God created light and kept enhancing it until we got the sun, the moon, the stars, etc. (Genesis 1).
Every day we make enhancements to our lives and appearance. Whether we do it consciously or unconsciously, we make minor adjustments to our lives daily by putting something on and taking something off both physically and metaphysically.
Each time we bathe and put on lotion, deodorant, perfume or cologne, we are progressing and enhancing our bodies. Each time we buy a new outfit or a new pair of shoes or get our hair done, we are progressing and enhancing our appearance. Each time we put on eyeglasses, contact lenses or hearing aids, we are progressing and enhancing our senses. Each time we go to the gym or walk around the block, we are progressing and enhancing our health.
Each time we read our Bibles or worship, we are progressing and enhancing our spiritual lives. Each time we journal or talk about our feelings, we are progressing and enhancing our mental and emotional well-being.
God is calling us to progress to the point that we are grateful for what we have and enhance it. None of us have reached the manifestation of perfection. Therefore, we all have work to do to be our best selves and to live our best lives.
Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Unity Temple of Truth Church, 511 Prescott St. S, St. Petersburg.