Appreciate Differences

I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” ISAIAH 6:8 NKJV 

I love to travel. It’s a privilege to hop on a plane, visit somewhere new, and hear people speak a language you don’t know. Traveling the world (or even the USA) is a beautiful reminder that God is everywhere, and as big as the world feels, He is so much bigger. 

Being a tourist is a gift because you see things differently than you normally would if you lived in that place every day. Your eyes are opened and ready to appreciate food and culture and experiences that are brand-new to you but commonplace to local people. Travel is a reminder that variety is the spice of life and my way isn’t the only way. Just because people do things differently than I do doesn’t mean their way is wrong. The next time you get to travel, ask the Lord to reveal some of the many ways that He made that place special. Celebrate and appreciate the variety of the new place. Praise God for all the different places you’ve been and all the adventures yet to come. 

This is an excerpt from 100 Days of Praise & Positivity by Maghon Taylor - a devotional journal now available on Shop all books, journals, and devotions from DaySpring here.