20 June 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Beauty And Strength


Two words to describe God this morning.

Above is a picture of the view from the spot where I took some time with Jesus during some down time at Royal Family today.  There’s something about being in the middle of God’s beautiful creation that makes it a bit easier for me to spend some time reading and praying.  It was a great backdrop as I read this passage from Isaiah:

Lift your eyes and look to the heavens:
Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one,
and calls them each by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
not one of them is missing. (40:26 – NIV)

Then I read this:

For trouble, if it merely turns us to God and hence renews our strength, ceases to be evil and becomes good; it becomes the best thing that could possibly come to us, next to God himself.  For our growth in power and happiness depends upon the number of seconds out of each 24 hours that we are resting in God.
-From The Soul’s Sincere Desire by Glenn Clark

The beauty of God’s creation is an amazing reminder of how powerful God is, and how powerful we really aren’t.  Our power comes when we rest in God.  Kinda counter intuitive, and a good reminder for me today.  A lot of the kids at this camp have been through a lot of evil stuff, but if it can ultimately draw them to Jesus, it can be redeemed for good.

I too need to rely on God’s strength continually.  That same passage in Isaiah goes on to say,

…those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint. (v. 31 – NIV)

How about you?  What troubles are you going through right now?  Or more importantly, where do you need to start relying more on God’s strength, and way less on your own?

Just some thoughts from my morning.

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