Yesterday, I was driving as a huge storm was forming. I looked into the clouds and two of them looked like angels pushing the storm to the North. The sky was fascinating with a dark blue background, billowing clouds, and one white bird flying into the storm. The canvas was so beautiful that I drove in pure awe and wonder.
The crazy thing is that I don't look around enough. But I found myself enthralled. Quite astonishing because I had just taken a driving while distracted course and the number one reason people get into collisions is looking at scenery. I can find the humor, can't you?
God always surprises me when I call to Him and ask Him to show me what He sees. He painted the sky yesterday and drowned the land with much needed rain. He formed the clouds that painted the sky and made me long for Heaven. He put the white bird in the middle to remind me of the majesty and peace He brings the earth. For a moment, I would have sworn it was all for me but then, it's there for all of us. The problem is we are so caught up in our problems that we rarely see the beauty. I'm counting myself in "we." So if you were feeling convicted, know I'm right there with you.
I don't take enough time to smell a rose, put my finger in the dirt to see what creature comes up, or really enjoy the moments. Life is too busy. We are over stimulated, over worked, and over committed to enjoy the beauty all around. I hope as you approach your day, you take a moment to look out your windshield and find the beauty that lies around you. I don't know what picture God will create for you but I know it will be inspiring and if you look hard enough, you might just see the hand that made you, the hand that loves you, the hand that knows you and the hand that provides for you.
He's everywhere. We just have to take a moment, breathe and look for Him. Wherever you are, see God's beauty, and thank Him for it. He never holds back on His creation. So like the storm yesterday, we are all unique, made for a special moment, and breathed by a God who loves us and all those that call His name.
Psalm 27: 4 NIV 84:
One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.
Colossians 1:16 NIV 84:
For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.
My prayer today:
O, Lord, I come before you a unique creature. A woman formed for Your purpose. And through Your divine intervention, You are molding me and making me for Your purpose. As I look around and see the tapestry You are painting, I pray that women everywhere will be called and that they will follow. I stand on faith that You will be my protector, provide courage over fear and that You will make each one of us bold, bright and beautiful; so, that in the end, we are part of the greatest canvas of all! Daily we ask that You would forgive us of our sins and that You would be known to all. For You are all we need today, tomorrow, forever. In Jesus name, AMEN