Thursday, January 31, 2008

An Awesome God

While reading from one of Max Lucado's newsletters today, I was captured by a couple of statements that he made. The first was about a newborn baby being born and inhaling its first breath, and God measured that breath. WOW!
The next was God bats an eyelash and all of nature jumps. WOW again!

For some reason these two things struck me as so amazing, when in fact this is how amazed we should be all the time when we think of God. We should not have to wait for someone to say something beautiful like this to catch our attention. Our attention should always be focused on the magnificence of God. Everyday we open our eyes and get out of bed on our own, anytime we look at a newborn baby, when we pick fresh vegetables or flowers from our garden that we planted, when we visit the Redwoods or just taking a walk through your own backyard. There are miracles of God everywhere we look. How about when we see a nest filled with new born birds. We have just gotten so accustomed to these little miracles, that we take them for granted and we don't seem to notice until someone says something about them in a beautiful way.

When we go out into the world today, see how many miracles you can count and jot them down and then the next day go back and do the same and see how many you missed the first time around because you are so used to seeing them.

Let's all slow down our pace and take time to enjoy the beautiful things in the world God has given us, and take our minds off the negative things of the world for once.

1 Pet. 3 v 3- 4.... Do not let your adornment be merely outward-arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel; rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God....

Now I know these scriptures were telling how a woman is to be submissive to her husband and how she is to present herself to him, but I think this is the way God wants us to see all of His creation. He doesn't want us to look just on the top of the surface, but He wants us to really take a good hard look at things, or people and see the heart in the center. When you see a guy on the street begging that needs a bath, take the image you have of Jesus in your mind, and replace with this man's image. Because that is who you are really looking at. Not the dirty appearance but the heart of Jesus asking for your help. That is how Jesus sees him, so lets see if we can spend the day looking at the world through Jesus' eyes and not our own.


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