Have you ever just stopped and taken in the wonderful works of God? Like the sunrise or sunset?
In Genesis 1:1-5 it says, In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.
Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.”
And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day.
I often find myself in awe of nature. We went to the redwoods in California a few years back, and looking up at the tallest trees I have ever seen was mesmerizing. Going out into nature and just walking around really grounds me and makes me feel closer to God.
One thing I often forget when thinking about God's wonderful works is myself. I look in the mirror, and I don't think the same things I do when I look at nature. But I should.
The perspective and inner dialogue I have about myself do not help me to see what it is God sees in me.
Psalm 139:13-14 says, You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
I know God created me, and I know it well, but I don't accept it like I do everything else I see.
Many times I have to remind myself that the one who made all that I see made me and calls His people His greatest creation. I am blown away by that.....I see beauty in all that God made, but I struggle to see it in myself, and yet we are His greatest creation.
Lord, help me to see what you see, and believe it.