You made it. There it is…the ocean, the beach, vacation!!! Half the fun of vacation is the anticipation of it. You grab your bag, cooler, umbrella, towels, chair and the trek begins to sit right in front of those delightful waves with a book you have been waiting all year to read. It looks like a mile away, but you will make it!
Your sandal clad feet it the sand and…….ouch! That beautiful sand has become a conduit. How could this gorgeous sand be so miserable? The white sand that we were walking on last year was cool and comfortable. But this is not the same sand….Deception. There are times when something beautiful can really be harmful and disturbing. Let’s not forget the garden. And let’s not forget there were two trees there..
Even something that we think is really good can take us away from the beauty of the Father. We get busy with those “good” things and we miss our time with Him. Don’t be deceived into thinking that what you do brings you closer to God or that it makes Him love you more. Your works don’t make Him love you more or less.
Been there, done that….
So next time we are near the beach, I will most certainly check out the temperature of the sand before we venture forward!!
~Be Encouraged Today~
When I look at pictures of past visits to the ocean I am speechless. The blue skies, white ocean caps, red flowers, beautiful seagulls, clouds, the golden moon…need I say more?
And I still gaze in awe.
My Father created it all. It will never cease to amaze me. I am absolutely breathless when I see a line of clouds form over the gulf and deliver rain and gusts of wind. My eyes literally tear up when I sit on the edge of the beach and watch dolphins play in the currents. My heart swells at the mere thought of the expansive nature of the ocean in front of me. I reach out my hand to touch the moon, as if I can.
We have so much to see on our earth. Whether it is the ocean, mountains, or even the annoying snow that sometimes seems to bury us…we have a beautiful world. We have misused it and polluted it…..and yet creation continues to cry out!
So I guess today I would suggest that you stop. Stop and look around. What do you see in God’s creation that simply takes your breath away? Don’t let life preoccupy so much that you miss those things of beauty all around. He created it for you in His love and He wants you to enjoy it.
~Be Encouraged Today~
We look out to the ocean, but we cannot see the ocean depth, width, height or length. There is a mystery about it that we just cannot seem to figure out from observation.
Look at the definitions of deep, wide, high, and long as Webster’s defines: Continue reading ~The Ocean Series~ Depth, Width, Height, Length