If I could pluck a star out of both time and space It would upset the natural order and would have to be replaced No matter what the distance between these fiery balls They have been placed distinctly where God calls If I could move a planet that circles ‘round the sun And change its safe rotation much damage would be done For God has placed each one where gravity requires To keep the natural order is God’s only desire If I would change the trees so they’d breathe like you and I No oxygen created would cause us all to die The cycle of the air is a wonder to behold For God has made it all and His wonders are untold You see, the natural order was put in place by God It goes on day by day with His guidance from above Man tries and tries to copy it but will ever produce life Only God can breathe that into His creation from on high What a wonder to behold this creation we live in From the awesome natural order to the miracle within Our bodies are the greatest feat that God has done by grace Yet we take them for granted and forget to give Him praise Praise for all the stars above that circle through the sky Praise for all the blood within that circulates with life Praise for His creation, so mighty and so grand Praise for how it all works by His sweet, gentle hand So, this morning as you wake up, ponder what you are Remember that your body is more complex than a star Remember that God made you and holds you with His hand To be the person that you are and fit into His plan This is the natural order and the course that we should take To come to Christ the Lord and fall down on our face Confessing all our sins and trusting in His grace Then rising up to shout aloud His glory and His praise He waits in heave above to hear your voice today Come to Him with all your cares and bow to Him in prayer Then be still and just listen to what He has to say I guarantee He has some things for you to do today
There is nothing like the beauty of a sunrise
Nothing like the singing of the birds
Nothing like the golden rays
Bringing forth a brand new day
I can hardly out it into words
I was walking my dog yesterday morning and just knew something glorious was about to happen. I had been out earlier on my own walk, listening to the wonderful worship music of Michael W Smith, when I noticed the crescent moon peeking through the clouds every so often. It was then that I actually started to set out my timing to take the dog. We have a walking trail in town that was laid where an old rail line had been deserted. The trail slices through town from north to south about a half mile from my house. When I walk down the street and turn left to go north on the trail, there is a bench about ¼ mile up that faces east. There is a gap in the bushes and trees to the east of that bench which gives a perfect view of a summer sunrise. I was thrilled when I realized that this day I had timed my walk perfectly to catch one of the more glorious sunrises we have had in a while. I snapped a dozen or so pictures with my phone, and one of them is before your eyes right now.
Are you as amazed as I am at what God can paint in the sky? Changing every second, the beauty He adorns His clouds with is breathless at times. Man can paint a picture of it, but that rarely gives the account of the slow motion changing of the colors. Every minutes the picture changes, giving us an awesome view. Each, day and every day a new painting emerges. Each night the sunset does the same. Creativity abounds in the mind of our God. This creativity also shows itself in the way he answers our prayers. We may not always get the exact answer we want. But He will creatively fill our needs every single time. He does this by utilizing our faith, giving us the power to call into existence those things that are not. He is an awesome God!
Ephesians 3:20 King James Version (KJV)
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,