November 16, 2011

the whisper of a dandelion

Recently I prayed that God would open my eyes to see the circumstances that surround me through His eyes.

... to see beauty and joy throughout the trials of this world.

A piece of me expected a great conversion. But just like Elijah {1 Kings 19}, I experienced God's glory in a way I didn't expect...

As my youngest son and I went for a walk, I was hoping to capture an image that would encompass beauty. I became increasingly frustrated with each snapshot I took - none of them held fast the thoughts I wanted to express. 

 Then my son stooped to pick a dandelion...


A weed we often despise and discard reminded me of the attention to detail God gives everything - in the mighty and in the least of these.

It was a reminder to take notice and enjoy the little things God provides me every day.

You are on the path of My choosing. There is no randomness about your life. Here and Now comprise the coordinates of your daily life. Most people let moments slip through their fingers, half-lived. They avoid the present by worrying about the future or longing for a better time and place. They forget that they are creatures who are subject to the limitations of time and space. They forget their Creator, who walks with them only in the present.  
{Excerpt from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young, page 128}


You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13

And behold, the Lord passed by, and great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper. And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 1 Kings 19:11-13


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