Monday, March 26, 2012

March 24, 2012

I love the early morning, when I can enjoy my first cup of coffee and contemplate how my day will unfold.  It's the best time of my day because it's so quiet and all I can hear are the birds chirping and my dogs breathing.  God made the days so full of wonder but most of the time, we are just too busy to notice.  Just like the sun rising in the Spring, how often do we miss the awesome power of the sun?

There is wonder everywhere we look.  I love the changes of the seasons and the changes in people.  We are like the seasons, forever changing and growing.  There is beauty in the change and although sometimes it feels as if everything is falling apart; God is in the middle, instructing, correcting and helping us through our lives.  I am so glad that He is with me every morning and every night.  I am so glad that I can see Him when the leaves start sprouting from the trees or when the first blossoms are popping up from the soil.  I am surrounded by beauty daily and the knowledge that God created it makes it so much more brilliant!

There is so much splendor in these things.  I challenge you to look around your apartment, house, or flat.  You will see splendor; I am sure.  If you live in a large populated area, look at the colors of the clothes people are wearing or at the water that is rushing from the stream.  Water is everywhere, so take a moment to sit by it and experience God's majesty.  We have so many things to remind us that God is present in our universe.  Don't let anyone tell you that evolution created the wonder you see today.  The only evolution that happened was that God created all of this in His time and it's so beautiful!

If you are looking at life with fright, horror, sorrow or sadness, get out of your house and look at the sun, the sky, or the moon.  Look for a bird, for birds tell us that God provides for all His creatures.  How else would they be fed?  If that's not enough, take a walk in the park or drive along a country road.  In both those places you can see wonder, like small children swinging and laughing or drive the countryside, you will see hawks, crows and other birds feasting in the fields.  God gave us a beautiful canvas and He changes it regularly.  Whenever I am down, I follow my own advice because it's more important to me in that moment to look for God.  We must always look for the beauty He has provided so that we can see the love He has for us.  Never give up on God.  I promise He is nearer than you think.  If you are praying right now for something important and nothing is happening, go seek His beauty.  The solution you are hoping for could be around the corner, but if you are trusting in Him to do a great work, He may not bring it about until you come before Him.  Trust comes from what we see, so go outside and see the beauty He made for all of us to enjoy. Then, you will be able to see the hand of God and all your worries will wash away.

Genesis 2-5 NKJV:

     Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.  And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from darkness.  God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night.  So the evening and the morning were the first day.

Genesis 9-13 NKJV:

     Then God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear"; and it was so.  And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas.  And God saw that it was good. Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth"; and it was so.  And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind.  And God saw that it was good.  So the evening and the morning were the third day.

Never doubt that God created this land and all the beauty in it.  He is our maker and we have everything we see because of Him.  If you are doubting He exists, take a look around you and wonder how did all this beauty happen and who did it?  If it was God, imagine the power of our King and put your full trust in Him.  He knows what He's doing; we just have to trust and believe that His way is the right way.

My prayer today:

Lord, please show us the splendor of all your creations.  Help us in our hour of need to look at the wonder you have provided and if it's within your pleasure, show us a rainbow.  Times get tough but you are so much tougher.  You knew that we would need to be surrounded by beauty and You also knew that we would need to believe You existed.  There is no finer way than to look at the beauty You provided.  Help us to see You in every circumstance and provide hope to the hopeless.  We come before You women that love to see the beauty around us.  Please help us minister to others so they can see the beauty too.  You are so majestic and more wonderful than words can describe!  Thank You for all the beauty but mostly, thank You for being our Father. AMEN

Until tomorrow...

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