Monday, November 2, 2009

How great is our God!

I don't know about you, but so often I find myself rushing here and there, not taking the time to sit quietly before the Lord and to just relish Him and His creation. The Lord shows me over and over the folly of this, and I always find myself heartsick when I realize that I've done it yet again. God has created us with a desire for Him; as some have said, "There's a God-shaped hole in all of us". That's so true. We were made to honor, glorify and delight in Him, and yet so often, we strive to fulfill our desires, our plans, and our schedules.

Now is the perfect time to repent of this and turn to our Lord for forgiveness. Autumn is probably my favorite season (although God has created a unique beauty in each one!). Here in mountainous Tennessee, God has painted our terrain with the most beautiful reds, yellows, golds, light greens, magentas, oranges, browns, and the list goes on. There is a mountain behind our house, and there's nothing like coming home after a day of busy errands to see that beautiful, exquisite example of the creativity and greatness of our God. This mountain is currently (although the leaves will be gone all too soon) adorned in the most radiant of colors. And to think-He has painted it this way for us! He didn't have to create all the colors He did. He didn't have to provide us with this breathtakingly beautiful creation. But He did, so that we might see His glory displayed each and every day.

Please, don't fall prey to all the hustle and bustle that this time of year brings and lose sight of the little blessings all around you! Delight in the Lord and breathe in all the beauties of His creation. Thank Him for His goodness, and rest in His love. Don't rush ahead to accomplish the next thing on your to-do list. Instead, take some time to simply glory in Him! Immerse yourself in His Word and surround yourself with the beauty of His handiwork. Maybe you'll want to go outside to be surrounded with the Autumn beauty and take your Bible with you for a special time of study. Be creative with these times and make them special.

I gaurantee that you won't regret it! :)


  1. Thank you for the timely reminder! Being one who runs about always busy and never relaxing, I don't enjoy God's creation and often feel the void in my life. I had never really considered that God did all this FOR ME. I picked up on your blog through Stay at Home Daughters magazine, and I am really blessed by your sharing. Keep serving the Lord.

  2. Hi, Miss Leah!

    I'm so happy to hear how the Lord used this post to bless you! :) I know exactly what you mean-rushing around and failing to just be still and know that He is God surely does leave a void in our lives! There's nothing quite like the joyful peace and calm of just sitting at His feet, giving glory to Him through our awe of His handiwork.

    I'm also so happy to hear that you have been blessed by this blog. I pray that you continue to be, by God's grace!

    Thank you again for your kind comment, and I look forward to hearing from you again in the future.

    Have a wonderful day in our Lord,



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