Sunday, June 8, 2014

God: The Master Painter

I apologize for the huge gap between posts. There is never a dull moment in my crazy life!

I’d like to talk about how awesome our God is. Seriously. Do you ever just stop what you’re doing and stand there, amazed by God? I did! My family and I went on a vacation in the beginning of May and I literally had one of those moments. Our vacation was in Canaan Valley, West Virginia. It was incredible. Most people have probably never hear of Canaan Valley, I hadn’t! It’s pretty much in the middle of nowhere. But, in a way, that made our vacation that much better!

One of the catch phrases that I like to say is that God is the master painter. I love to paint, so it’s a great metaphor for me. While I was on vacation, that phrase too on a whole new meaning to me. It was just so incredibly beautiful that words cannot even begin to describe it. I was speechless at the thought that God had “painted” the beautiful mountains, trees, bushes, sky, waterfall, animals, and so much more. It was one of those “Aha” moments that I will never forget. Since I can’t quite describe just how beautiful it was, let me show you. Even though in person is even better than the pictures!

This picture was taken while we were on a train ride on the Durbin Rocket
Black Water Falls
This is a picture from Lindy Point overlooking the Blackwater Canyon and it was 3,047 feet up!
And of course I took a selfie with Blackwater Falls!
Here is the sunset picture I took from the resort
Here is a picture from inside Seneca Caverns

I could just keep going and going with all the incredible and beautiful pictures, but this post is not meant to be "show and tell."  There is a point to this post.  We take beauty for granted and sometimes we even forget about the beauty in our world.  It's important to step back from our everyday lives and see what beauty God has put before us.  

While we were on vacation I was completely cut off from internet and cell phone service.  No joke.  We were that far out in the middle of nowhere that my phone didn't have a signal and there wasn't any wifi.  Haha at first it was weird not texting my friends and checking my facebook every hour, but as the week went on, I didn't really care.  It was kind of nice not being attached to my phone and I was able to just be there and in that moment.  I didn't have any outside "interference" to pull me out of the state of wonder that I had found myself in.  It was really cool.  

It's been a long time since I was able to just look around me and just think "Wow, God!"  I loved that feeling and it made me want to reach for that at home too.  You don't need to go on vacation to see God's beauty surrounding you.  He's always there, whether we see him or not.  Sometimes we just need to open our eyes a little wider.  That is my challenge to you, when life's got you down or you are struggling to see God's beauty, just open your eyes and your mind to the possibilities.  God can work wonders in your life if you just give him a chance.

God Bless all of you!
Thank you for reading!