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Is God the painter of sunrises?

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1

sunrise-1Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Exodus 37-38, Psalm 19, and Acts 11.

God is amazing.

Often it is in the things that have no voice that we see Him best.

I saw a sunrise on February 3rd that was remarkable. I know that the pictures I took of it do not do it justice.

sunrise-2But many folks saw the same sunrise I did. I wonder what they thought of it?

sunrise-3Was it just beauty? Was there more going on?

sunrise-4I believe that God is constantly showing me what He’s got! I probably miss most of the showings so every now and then He presents a showing that I can’t miss. And that was the case the other morning.

sunrise-5God is in my midst “declaring” Himself. Can I see Him in the rain and sunshine? He makes those things happen. He is the One behind the scenes. He is omnipresent.

I still have that “Thank You” book I started in July and make entries frequently. I have discovered that I have plenty to be thankful for. I don’t have to wait for the amazing sunrise to offer thanks to The Painter of such a scene. Thankful ops are everywhere: light, heat, neighbors, books, shoes, etc., but do I recognize them as gifts to me from Him?

The words of my mouth must declare His glory. I must be pointing out and reflecting on His greatness.

“Lord, I thank You for dazzling me with that sunrise on Wednesday morning. You are indeed the Great Painter on high. I thank You for the blessings, small and large, that You send my way. Forgive me for not seeing/hearing them all. Open my eyes/ears to Your doings. I praise You, Father.”

The God that creates sunrises is the God you want to have a relationship with.

+9 – steady but high

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Family blessing

May 4th sunrise along the Merrimack River

May 4th sunrise along the Merrimack River

“Now be pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight.” 2 Samuel 7:29

(Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading – 2 Samuel 7 & 1 Chronicles 17 & Psalm 2 & Matthew 20)

David asks God to bless his family.

Good advice for every believer.

I need to remember that God loves my family more than I do.

I also need to remember that His omnipresence enables Him to be right where they are at this minute. Therefore, I don’t have to dispatch Him to where my family is at this moment.

God’s blessing does not assure me that there won’t be family troubles. Our free will provides opportunity for good and for evil.

When I join God with my family I put myself into a position where there may be special ways for me to be involved as His representative.

I want to be filled with Him. I want that “filling” to be overflowing so that those immediate and those in the distance will note Him not me.

“Lord, I thank You for my family. I ask, as David did, that You would bless them. I also ask that You will make me ready and willing to interact with them to Your glory. Thank You, Father.”


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