Showing posts from November, 2011

I am thankful for beautiful sunsets – Psalm 65:8

Psalm 65:8 (GW) Those who live at the ends of the earth are in awe of your miraculous signs. The lands of the morning sunrise and evening sunset sing joyfully. My most inspired, productive time is usually late in the evening, so I’m typically focused on my work. But one evening, I looked up and this is what I saw … God's personal delivery just for me! a beautiful sunset that God delivered just for me not to miss – and I didn’t! I shouted for joy at any coworkers who might still be around, “Come look at the sunset that God put outside for me!” Several people walked over and smiled at me. They know I love Jesus. My life changed when God awakened me spiritually – when the Holy Spirit took over my life. I see the things that God does for me and for others; I can’t help but live in great awe each day. Call me naïve or whatever, but I attribute the beauty of the earth to the great things that God does for us. I marveled at the beauty of that sunset peeking outsi

When you can’t understand life, don’t get mad at God – Psalm 119:59

11-11-11 Psalm 119:59 I pondered the direction of my life, and I turned to follow your laws. Today is Veteran’s Day in the United States. We remember, we celebrate and also thank those who are serving or who have served in the military and support organizations. It’s the perfect day to write this note that’s been developing in my spirit. People frequently ask me why I love God and have such a positive outlook. Surely I haven’t experienced tragedies or trials that make me wonder about the faithfulness of God? They think my life is perfect and that God is constantly waving his wand of blessings over me. Some of the questions I’ve been asked include: How can I be sure that God is there? Why is this happening to the one I love? God won’t forgive me for blaming him for whatever tragedy, etc. Why is this tragedy happening to me/to those I love, etc.? I’ve fallen away from God and cannot find the road back to him. God can never forgive me for the bad things I’ve done or think about d