The God of Everything

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God is never complacent, or nonchalant, or middle of the road like I am. I look out at the world and His creation and I see that nothing ever stays the same. God is always doing something miraculous. Recently I went back to Yosemite again, the place where I spent so much time as a kid and young adult. I missed it as I missed an old friend and it was a bit emotional with all the memories tied up together with it.

Yosemite is one of those places with WOW factor and even though the falls were just a trickle compared to the tumbling cascades of summer, the leaves made up for it. They were shouting. On the way into the park we gasped at the bright yellow and red splashes at every turn. In all my time there I had never seen it quite so brilliant.

I remembered when my Mom used to send me leaves from there in the fall when they would go and so I collected some for her to place on her table. Yes, we are leaf crazy.

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It was a great day and I was awestruck once again by the grandeur of those granite peaks that rise from the floor. I found myself praising God for His marvelous works, for creating all this beauty for us to enjoy. When you look at nature as an extension of God, you see that He is never not doing anything. The earth is a stage and no matter what we create as humans, we can never match the ocean, or the moon, or a place like Yosemite.

Do you ever feel complacent? Like you are just not doing enough big things for God? Ever sensed you are outside the circle? That somewhere out there in the world of faith is a ring of fiery people doing wonderful things for God and for others and here you are doing nothing in particular but trying to live your life the best way you know how? I know exactly how you feel.

But here is what I have learned from nature:

God is God of the big and the grand, but He’s also the God of the tiny and minuscule. No act or creation or person is too small to escape His notice.

Yesterday I found a little leaf. I almost sat on it it was so small, but there it was. A perfect replica of the big oak leaves that are fluttering to the earth right now. I think He let me find it to remind me that I am just as big a miracle as that big oak standing in the middle of my Aunt’s yard.

He whispers things like that to me.

And when we praise Him and thank Him for being fearfully and wonderfully made, something is set right within myself and the world me. My perspective changes. I find that gratitude and praise are the steps that bring us close to a God who has already proven how much He loves us; a God who has always had His arms open to us.

He accepts stumbling, halting, half-hoping words, in fact He loves them. Prayer can be a cracked window in our hearts that reaches all the way to Heaven. “If you are there” prayers, can sometimes start the mountains moving. He is waiting to hear from you!

Blessings on your Sunday today, friends.

 

 

4 thoughts on “The God of Everything

  1. I am glad the He knows me and loves me for who I am. I also identify with being in the midst of His creation and rejoicing over all that He has made. Thanks for reminding me about the things that are really important.

    • Thank you David! I have recently visited your site and appreciate your writings and thoughts on prayer. You know this is dear to my heart! Thank you for commenting friend! I will keep reading. Blessings to you. Lori

  2. Good thoughts, Lori. I have felt as if I’ve been moved to a smaller stage over the last year, but I’m learning the same thing—Little things matter to Him. Thanks for sharing your trip with us. It’s been years for me, but I’ve always loved the grandeur of Yosemite. How good to see its small beauties, as well. Blessings, my friend.

    • Thank you Paul! And I enjoy seeing you on my FB newsfeed. With all the craziness these phones and computers (and the internet) can lead people to it’s a blessing to know they can also be used for the good. Great good, I believe! Keep on doing what you are doing! We can all encourage and help each other this way! Blessings👍🙏

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