Here I sit, in the great outdoors.
This is my view right now.
I don’t know where to even begin, in telling you about How Great the God of the Great outdoors really is, but I have to start somewhere, so why not right here and now.
Dust is inside one of the most beautiful cabins I’ve ever seen, and like I said last post, we’re celebrating our anniversary, (Thank you Jesus) but he’s watching a war movie right now.
So, It’s the perfect opportunity for me to take in this view and share it with you guys.
I already told you how I have a thing for trees.
I’ll never forget where it began. Right after I got saved, I was at the river with the hubby and our family. As I laid on the bank that day, I was ridiculously amazed by the trees, as if I had seen them for the first time in my life.
It was like I had been color blind up until that point and now the world and everything around me had a purpose. There was beauty that I couldn’t believe I had seen all the times I had before, but yet I missed the splendor of it all.
In the last post, I mentioned how I had repented yesterday about my attitude, and how we not only turned our car around, but I turned our whole evening around, by choosing to forgive and make allowances, instead of me wreaking havoc with my loose lips.
As we drove by the trees, yesterday, (for the second time) I could start to see color change. Although I would have loved for the time that we are here to be in full peak, I still rejoiced over what I did see.
Not just in the trees….. but in me.
Fifteen years ago (that’s the number of years we’re celebrating) I’m sure I wouldn’t have had the same response.
We would have turned the car around, I’m sure, but we would have been on our way home, in a knock down, drag out fight over who’s fault it was, and the enemy would have gotten his desire, to break apart what God has blessed. If the enemy can’t completely take out your marriage, he will at least try to steal your time and your joy of being married.
Well, not today satan.
Back to the color change. What if we celebrated victory in even the smallest progressions? Sure, we can wait to Praise God when we see the full manifestation of what we’re believing for, or the peak of the season, but why wait? God deserves glory and honor today.
So I’m celebrating. And so should you. I encourage you today, my friend if you’re married, celebrate even the slightest victory, or the one thing you can be thankful for. If you’re not, celebrate that God has the right person for you and despite them not being in your life right now, God said He would never leave you or forsake you, and He’s with you while you wait.
No, don’t tell me there’s nothing to be thankful for. The reason I know you said that….. you, (I would be pinching your cute little cheeks right now, if in person) is because I’ve been there. When we don’t see much change it’s tempting to want to throw in the towel and regress, but if you’re Thankful for the little changes, you can be sure there will be more to come. God is faithful.
If we can count on the leaves changing, and the slightest display of color let’s us know that the peak is on its way, then the same God who makes that happen, can make anything else He promised happen too.
I know I should close, but I told you how I am with the buffet…I should stop at one plate, but…..why not two?
Just one more thing to add to the Greatness of God and His unfailing Faithfulness. ……
His character can be trusted.
As we drove under an overpass yesterday, I was keenly aware that I’m trusting that the sucker doesn’t collapse while we’re under it.
How much more, should we trust God at His Word?
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? Exodus 23:19
So, Here’s cheers to Two;
The two of us, my man and I. The two emails I’m sending to you today…and as Dominoes would say… hoo ha two times Tuesday!
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I love this… and as you know my sweet niece, I probably need this message.. Thank you for sharing.. I am trusting God to help me see what I sometimes have trouble with in my marriage.. ❤️