He is like a tree planted by streams of water, that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
Thought for the Day: Seeing God first makes problems and concerns less visible.
As the peaceful weekend arrived, I looked forward to sitting for awhile in the presence of God. A busy week of travel to our old home to work to prepare it to be put on the market, and coming back to immediately go back into the classroom made me feel I was on a whirlwind and out of control. This morning, the day I looked forward to, has arrived and I sit looking out the window at the trees that fill our back yard area and I listen to the water in the creek. The first thing I notice after not sitting in this place for a period of time is that the leaves in the trees have popped out bringing a lush green color to my view. The houses that can normally be seen through the limbs have seemed to disappear and the vision of trampolines that scatter the neighborhood backyards are gone as well. The only thing left in my sight is God’s beauty in nature.
Isn’t that how the nature of God is in our lives. In one season of our lives, we can see all of our problems and worry to the point of spiritual sickness in our lives. Then, God brings a new season in our lives where the problems move farther from view and His love comes in to show us His beauty in our lives. The lists of things to do and the problems are still there, as the houses are still on the other side of the trees, but God’s view is now the first thing I see as I look out my window. God, not problems, become the first thing we see then we know that He will lead us through the problems in His perfect way.
Prayer: Father God, thank you for bringing Your beauty into our lives. Your beauty brings us the thought that You are near us and that we can look to You to help us through our problems and worries. Be with us as we look to You today. Amen.
Prayer Focus: Seeing God in Nature