Your beauty fills the earth, Lord, especially in this fall season.
The trees are so vibrant this year it’s impossible to not notice.
Thank You that Your creation was not limited to the beginning of all we see.
Thank You that You continue to create in every moment of every day.
Help us to walk with You, to have eyes to see what You are doing,
and to join You in that creative work.
Life flows from Me in a never-ending stream that creates something new everywhere it goes. Light and shadow, color and texture, fragrance, sounds of wind and water are all parts of My life going forth into the world. They are not simply principles or forces that I put in place and give no further thought to. I orchestrate and blend each day in each place to be a testimony to My presence in every place.
The same is true of My life inside of you. When you surrendered your heart to Me I did not just take over possession like a person might transfer ownership of a property by signing over the deed. I did not just inspect the property and assign renovations and remodels that I wanted to see done. I did not have My furniture delivered and arranged just so. I did not hire caretakers to manage or clean or to get the place ready to use as a bed and breakfast.
No. I moved in. Immediately. I sat right down on your stained couch with the broken leg and invited you to sit and talk with Me. You kept running around picking things up, apologizing for the mess, and asking if you could get Me anything.
Sometimes when I open the windows and blow a fresh breeze through your soul you breathe it in and take the time to sit with Me and enjoy our fellowship. Other days you rush around closing the windows saying you have no time to be distracted by the sounds and sights that may enter.
I paint glorious sunrises and sunsets for you to soak in and find restoration for your soul. But sometimes all you see is the pressure and demands of the new day or the time lost and unreached goals as the day ends.
I moved into your life to share in all of it. Yes, it is messy sometimes. But I am still here. There are things you feel that you fall short in every day. I am still here. There is uncertainty, confusion, even chaos at times. I am still here. I do not retreat and then return when things settle down. I am still here.
I am sharing in everything that you encounter every day. And I make My life available to you to meet everything that you encounter every day. We are doing this together. There is not a moment when you are facing anything alone. I do not stand by your side and watch to see if you do it right. I offer you My life to meet the need that you face. You can watch Me work if you will just surrender your works.
I am still creating. I create My new life within you fresh from My hand moment by moment. You are part of that creative flow when you let Me have My way. Start by sitting with Me right where you are and telling Me what you are facing. You will find I have all the time in the world to listen, to understand, and to share My life. Do not worry about the stained couch or the mess in the kitchen. All in good time. First I want to care for your heart and fill your life with Mine.
John 7:37-39; Revelation 22:1-2; John 15:4; John 14:23; 1 Corinthians 6:17;
2 Corinthians 3:2-6, 17-18; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18; Colossians 1:26-37;