No matter how much we say we love God or how well we know Him, there is always room to know and love Him more. I long to be able to see, recognize, receive, notice and be more mindful and thankful for more of Him.
His amazing presence and power is seen and reflected everywhere we look; in a vibrant majestic sunset, a tender flower shooting up from the cold soil, the crashing waves of the ocean, a magnificent mountain peak reaching to the Heavens, the waving of branches on a tall oak, the laughter of children on a playground, ~~~~ He is in places, people and things all about us! We are never without Him; He is everywhere all at the same time.
He is the comforting arm wrapped around us, His encouraging words spoken, His watchful eye like a loving, caring parent.
Psalm 32:8 “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you”.
No matter where we go, to the bottom of the sea~ He is there.
To the tip top of the mountain~ He is there.
Flying high above the clouds~ He is there.
When we inhale our first breath~ He is there.
When we gasp our last breath~ He is there.
The hyphen between our birth and death date~ He is there, ALWAYS!
He is the beginning and He is the end and all that is in between.
How could we ever not notice His presence in our lives, everyday, everywhere?
He is in the present, He is “I AM”!
We may not understand how all the pieces of our life fit together that don’t seem to belong, like a jig saw puzzle, but I encourage you to just hold on, press on, keep moving forward, putting one foot in front of the other, pick yourself up when you fall and get back in the race, because it is all working out for your good! God knows what He is doing in your life, not one thing surprises Him. Within His perfect timing and will, all the jagged pieces will fit accordingly and you will see the finished masterpiece. Nothing happens in our lives by accident or coincidence, it is all part of His magnificent plan. Trust Him, knowing He is working on your behalf. His ways and thoughts and plans are so much bigger and deeper and greater than we in our little teeny tiny minds can dream or imagine.
Be encouraged today and know you are greatly loved and highly favored of The Lord. You are His work in progress and He is ever mindful of you. Bless someone today with your smile, your hug, your touch… Only you can a difference in that persons life.
Tonya F. Henshaw