His Artistic Side

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There are moments when I suddenly stop and it hits me.

God’s is one creative genius!

I often think of Him more as a business man rather than a painter or artist, but fall is one of those times I see the other side of Him.

Today was one of those moments that I just couldn’t get over it– while looking around at all the leaves blowing, the sun peeking through the glorious colors of red, orange, yellow, and toast, I couldn’t help but just be in awe.  To think He created all this to bring Himself glory and to allow us to enjoy it along with Him– I was overwhelmed with gratitude.

And then to come home and read these verses below– it was as if I was reading them for the first time.  I love it when His word comes to life and stirs something inside you, giving you something new.  Again, I was overwhelmed with gratitude.  That’s what fall does.  It begs us to think, to thank, to hope.  Just as the leaves and the weather changes, perhaps there’s a change in me that He’s bringing to light too.

Psalm 103

Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.

Let all that I am praise thhe Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.  He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.

He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies.

He fills my life with good things.  My youth is renewed like the eagles! (v. 1-5)

The Lord is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.  He will not constantly accuse us, nor remain angry forever. (vs. 8-9)

For his unfailing love toward those who fear him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.

He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.

The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear Him. (vs. 11-13)

But the Love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear him.  His salvation extends to the children’s children of those who are faithful to his covenant, of those who obey his commandments. (vs. 17-18)

Praise the Lord, everything he has created, everything in all his kingdom.

Let all that I am praise the Lord. (vs. 22)

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