The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.Psalm 19:1-3 (KJV)
O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.Psalm 104:24 (KJV)
…copied from an Instagram post that I can’t find now 🙄 I have it attributed to hey_journal_ but I can’t find the right account
And if beauty is God, then I have seen.
I don’t want to forget.
I want to hold on and not let go of the beauty of Jesus in ordinary today.
The heavens speak of God–do we listen, pay attention? The earth is full of God’s riches–do we seek and cherish them? The beauty of Jesus can be found in ordinary today–do we pause to see and admire?
The other day, while pulling weeds, I found mini flowers and these cool silver leaf things and was getting “distracted” to admire and collect them. I think my focus was in the right place though, because I was thinking of God, I was admiring His handiwork.
I thought of the first line from the above quote: “And if beauty is God, then I have seen,” and my heart echoed, “I have seen, I have seen, I have seen.”
In flowers, sunshine, babies, blue skies, rainbows, deep discussions, good books, tight hugs, unexpected new friendships, old friendships continuing on, reminders that come right when I need them, steaming tea and nebulae in my mug, words, music, laughter and smiles, ocean waves, bubbles, fireworks, butterflies–in all the unnecessary blessings and blessings every day (TAN List 1 and TAN List 2). . .
I have seen beauty, I have seen God. I don’t want to forget or stop. I don’t want to become calloused or blind. I don’t want to look for Him in the big and loud and extraordinary, and miss Him in the small/simple and quiet and ordinary (and yet, is any of this actually ordinary?).
i think we ask God to speak to us and wait for a loud, booming voice to speak.Joel Nobis, found on Pinterest (see also this post of mine)
and if you keep waiting for that you’ll miss all the little things He is saying to you.
how He’s whispering to your heart.
don’t miss Him in the quiet looking for Him in the loud.
thank You for a thousand mercies new, and forgotten, every morningOlivia Knight, @oliviagwynwrites on Instagram
They say that God is in the details,
that He is a God of detail.
on my hands and knees
see Him so clearly
in all the
My sister fusses that I’m getting distracted.
And maybe I am–but no,
I think my focus is where it should be.
~Julie Hochstetler, May 2022