I was reminded of this during yesterday (when it snowed which is quite rare here) and this morning when I was reading another blog.
When was the last time that you stood in awe of something the Lord did or made or whatever?
Sometimes it seems as though our culture has dumbed us down enough that if it doesn't come in a TV show or movie form, its not that great. Not saying that anything is wrong with TV shows or movies (I mean, come on, there are some wonderful movies out there! ;) but if all we do is live through a TV something is wrong. I am convicting myself of this. I watch way too much TV at times, nothing gets done when I just sit and watch someone else live their life. God has blessed you and me with a life. We are breathing, able to do what we want when we want and why waste our life away when we can be living it up for Jesus Christ and follow His will for each of our lives?
The sad thing about our culture is that some of the simple things, like snow falling or a rainbow in the sky, don't seem to phase us anymore and because our culture is so fast paced and 'do this now' mentality we don't stop for one minute to enjoy the incredible beauty of our Creator.
"Lord, I have heard of Your fame; I stand in awe of Your deeds, Lord." Habakkuk 3:2 So much is missed simply because no one wants to stop and be in awe of God's beautiful creations. We live as the generation who doesn't want to stop. As the generation who has cell phones and portable DVD players. All those things are fine, but there is a time to stop and stare at the things that are worthy of our attention.
Isn't your heart stirred when you see the beginning of spring or the first snow fall of the year? Or don't you feel something when there is a little baby in a stroller or a puppy playing around? We were built to feel and live as the small human beings we are. We can do anything through Christ and we should live as that, but there is no need to forget about the GREAT things our God has made.
Today is Sunday (duh!), the day of rest. Since this is the one day of the week you can actually relax and not do work, how about you find something... anything to truly take in the beauty of whatever it is and stand in awe of what He has made. Don't miss out just because you feel as though you "just can't stop" because that is one of satan's lies. You can stop and stare. Stay blessed and have a great Sunday!!!