Tuesday, October 8, 2013


The Lord spoke to my soul this morning.

This doesn't happen often, but sometimes I feel this great burden from life -- its challenges, heartaches, stresses, etc. I become downtrodden and wonder if I'm capable of the growth and change that I so desperately desire in order to become more like Christ.

And then... He gives me mornings like today.

I was absolutely blown away by this sunrise. This picture (horrible quality with my iPhone..) cannot even do a little justice to the beauty of this morning. Through this gorgeous sunrise, I was reminded of the beauty of my God.

He is lovely. 
He is beautiful. 
He is awesome.
He is majestic.
He is powerful.
He is faithful.
He is good.
He is mighty.
He is wonderful.
He is righteous.
He is trustworthy.

He is.

My friends, most mornings I wake up hating the fact that I'm awake while it's still dark. But when I get in my car, I am bombarded with the reality that my God has made the sunrise. He created it. He is the ultimate Painter, and he paints these pictures as a sign of His love for His creation. Yes, I know there is science behind the sunrise, but the God of the universe set it all into motion, and I am eternally grateful.

As I was talking with one of my customers, I told him how this was a difficult morning - I saw the beautiful sunrise, yet I wished I was still asleep. He then said with a smile, "You know, I think the sunrise is God's reward to people who rise early." And you know, I think he's right. God is good. Even when we don't see it.

Praise Him for His faithfulness. What a good, good God we serve.

Lamentations 3:22-24

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
 his mercies never come to an end; 
they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
    “therefore I will hope in him.”

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