Saturday, January 9, 2010
This post is not so much about meeting with Marv and Carol on Monday night, although we did have a great study about the living Spirit within us. We talked about going to God, not in prayer, not with words, but in silence...so we can hear God breathe on us...hear Him whisper... When is the last time you did that? Stop. Find a place of solitude. A quiet place...listen to God?
Well, maybe this post is about our discussion afterall, because I realize as the words above came...I was in God's solitude this morning, freezing my toes off in 10 below weather to capture the little details that our great, big God gives us. It was quiet (until 3 snowmobilers zipped past), the ducks were bathing in freezing water and taking in a "warm" steam mist sauna at the same time...but the world was covered in crystals...as I knew it would be with the previous night's fog thick above the creek.
How about a little tour through God's winter wonderland, in the warmth of your home? Just as God spoke the world into being He continues to speak to us, if we stop, and listen.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters...
And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day. And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water." So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so. God called the expanse "sky." And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day. And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear." And it was so. God called the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters he called "seas." And God saw that it was good.
Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good...
All these little details. Creation. God's gift to us. He breathed in us, created us. He breathed our world into life. God's gift to us. Enjoy it, for Him and for you.