Sunday, June 26, 2011

Inspiration Sunday

Inspiration Sunday

Today, for Inspiration Sunday, I want to share something that I read in "The Everyday Life Bible".
The Everyday Life Bible: The Power of God's Word for Everyday Living 

Enjoy God's Handiwork

God speaks to everyone through His handiwork. Even people living outside the will of God perceive right from wrong and the reality of God, because Psalm 19:1-4 tells us that nature itself testifies of God's power and divine plan.
I encourage you to take time to look at what God has created. The main message God speaks to us through nature is the He is.  This is an important revelation because the Bible says that before we can get anywhere with God, we must first believe He is."But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him.  For whoever would come near to God must (necessarily) believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him (out)" (Hebrews 11:6).  We can believe God because the Bible says He has given every person a measure of faith to believe in Him (see Romans 12:3).
The very first words of the Bible give our first lesson of faith.  "In the beginning God..."  Many people acknowledge that God exists, but they have not learned to relate to Him on a day-to-day level.  Through grace, God tries to reach us every day, and He places reminders of Himself everywhere.  He leaves clues of Himself all around us, clues that bellow out clearly.  "I am here.  You do not have to live in fear; you do not have to worry, I am here."  God wants to be involved in every aspect of your life.  If He has taken time to keep all your tears in a bottle and count the very hairs on your head, then surely He cares about everything else.
Jesus said to consider the lilies of the field (see Matthew 6:28) and the birds of the air (see Luke 12:24). Meditating on how God adorns the fields and provides for the birds can remind us that He cares even more for us.  A nice walk outdoors is a great opportunity to take a short vacation from the pressures of daily living and look at the trees, the birds, the flowers, and the children playing.  Let me encourage you to take time to appreciate God's awesome handiwork today and to thank Him that He is.
Life if sometimes very complicated, but we can purposely learn to enjoy the simple yet powerful and beautiful things God has Created!"

A simple flower...
A sunset... 
A rolling countryside...
A peaked mountain top...
A sandy beach... 
A cool breeze...
We've seen some amazing places, especially when Chubby traveled ALL the time.  I don't know if I could pick just one that is my favorite.  Can you?  Tell us about it.

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