Saturday, October 9, 2010

Seek The Good

The headlines in any newspaper across the country, reveal the very worst in the world. People commit all kinds of crimes, each one more shocking than the other. At times, it may seem as though God has abandoned us, and left us to our own devices. But He is with us daily. All we have to do is to look in the right places.

We need to go beyond the world that we have made, and look at the world that God has made. The wonder of His creation is everywhere: in the changing of the seasons, in the magnificence of a forest, in the invisible wind, in the joyful sounds of children on a playground, in the care of a loving grandmother, in the fruits and vegetables that nourish our bodies, in the golden clouds of a sunrise. These prove God’s constant presence in the universe, and in our lives.

We do not have to go very far to experience Him. All we need to do is look at ourselves: the hands that move when we wish, the feet that can take us anywhere, the eyes that help us see both beauty, and tragedy, the ears that hear the cries of others, and the arms that can comfort the lost.

You and I are, indeed, fearfully and wonderfully made. We are the miracles of life! This day may seem, at first glance, like another ordinary day – one more day of bad news everywhere we look. Let us take a peek behind the scenes, though, and glimpse the amazing splendor of God’s world, where all things are made new.


Anonymous said...

Good Morning :)
Hope all is well wit you two :)
Love the theme you chose, Looks great.

Sassy Granny ... said...

I can hardly read a headline - good, bad or otherwise - and not sense His nearness. It all works together for His intended purposes, and for that I'm truly grateful.

What a great reminder you've given us here to keep our eyes fixed on Him.


Godsgalnj said...

Great post!!! I couldn't agree more. God is in the simple things - yet sometimes we're so carried away by worries, we fail to recognize how ever present and close God is.

Beautiful post! I love you very much! God bless you!

Karen said...

Amen. So much to thank Him for!

Niecy said...

I agree that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Life itself is a miracle. They way that God made us is absolutely amazing. I like this post. It made me remember how wonderfully awesome we have been made!
God Loves you and so do I,

eph2810 said...

What a beautiful reflection on the world around us. So true, news-headlines only seem to have bad news for us, but there so much more to discover.

Thank you so much for sharing from your heart.

Love & peace,
<>< Iris

Heart2Heart said...


Thanks for the beautiful reminder to see God in all things and to not only give praise but thanks as well.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Anonymous said...

Amen my sister :)

Cathy said...

A beautiful post, my friend ~

Sue said...

Awesome Denise!! I so agree it is easy to get focused on the bad news, and like you I want to focus on the One who made me and has the final say in everything.
I woke this morning with you on my mind, and have already prayed for you.

Diana said...

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. May God bless it real good.

Tammi said...

What an optimistic, uplifting and encouraging post today! Just had to stop by and let you know I was thinking of you! Praying for strength today and thank you for your sweet spirit! :) Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post, Denise. I stopped by to let you know that God has your name and your face right before me 24/7. He loves you. I know you know this but I needed to let you know.

I also want you to know something He has been pressing upon my heart. Denise, God smiles upon you my sister. You are so refreshing. That is very special, especially when the Lord brings to our lives so many who don't know Him and are thirsty and burdened. You are never condemning and always free-spirited. I know that not only from reading your posts and your comments but because He who lives in me reveals it through discernment. You are an open conduit of His presence not blocking the way with judgments or limitations.

God smiles upon you, Denise. I stress that to you on this evening.

Blessings sis!

MyJourneyBack said...

Lovely post. Your so right.
Hope your week is Blessed.

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

SO encouraging in a day and age that can depress you so easily! Thank you!

Donetta said...

being still
knowing that the fear mongering of the media does not need to remove the wonder of each day. Good reminder for me.
Loving you

LisaShaw said...

Precious Sister,

You are a breath of fresh air and a beautiful encouragement to all of us. Thank you for your message!

Praying for you, Edie and your family.

Much love!

Anonymous said...

Blessings Denise... So thankful that we are fearfully and wonderfully made! Celebrating 57 yrs. of wonder today (the date of this post)! No headline stories for me to read or hear just focused on His Word & Him, rejoicing in the world He has surrounded my life with for today, this moment, and blessed to be able to see, hear, speak, move, breath & feel His Living Spirit in me! Thanks!