Friday, October 7, 2016

savoring God's greatness

Are we savoring God's greatness in our everyday lives? Today, God impressed me with this thought as I read my latest devotional study. Convicting words jumped off the page and asked a simple question, "Are you spending your time living in the next moment and missing the present one?" It was like someone had slammed the brakes on the millions of thoughts swarming in my brain. To say the least, I was instantly hit between the eyes with how selfish and sidetracked I really am by things trivial.

Then I realized something – it’s true, we are all busy... insanely busy. Women are consumed with multi-tasking just about everything with expectation of instant results and unrealistic perfection. While we flurry through our days, most of us are so preoccupied in hurry and worry that we carelessly scarf down food, bark at friends, honk at strangers in traffic, and morph into nightly TV zombies without ever realizing we've missed the sweet details that God made for us to savor and appreciate. As such, I fear we are missing key opportunities to worship Him and praise His Name for all He has given.

So often I forget to just look around and appreciate the complexities and wonders that originate from my Creator’s hand. I take for granted all my senses, every vein in my body, fresh water, electricity, the ability to read and write - you name it. And why? What is so important that I can't take a second to breathe a short “thank you” to my Jesus for something as terrific as the spring showers that replenish the soil and my coat and umbrella that keep me warm and dry?

So, I'd like to invite you to join me in this endeavor. Let's ask the Holy Spirit for a spiritual adjustment and become women that are aware of our abundant surroundings and grateful for all our glorious Savior has promised. Dear Christian, may we indeed treasure the One that gives us life to live fully - both today and for all eternity in His presence!

Have a blessed day of praise!

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for every blessing!

~Victoria

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