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Friday, October 16, 2009

The Weekend is For Beauty

God - he is the ultimate artist. He has created beauty for us to enjoy. Slow down this weekend and let the beauty of his majesty sink in.
Psalm 19:1 "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands."

Psalm 19:2 "Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge."

Psalm 19:3 "There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard."




Psalm 19:4 "Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world."


Psalm 19:4b-5 "In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion."


Do you see the beauty of God's hands in the changing of the seasons around you. Pause today to take it in. The weekends are for slowing down, taking it in, enjoying your family and refreshing your soul with his word. Let the little ones get dirty in a pumpkin patch and experience with their own eyes and hands God's beautiful artwork.

Psalm 20:7 "Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God."


Why is it that we have in our heart a desire to decorate for the autumn season - to put pumpkins on our doorstep, a fall wreathe on the door, a cinnamon-spice candle in the bathroom and pumpkin bread and cider in the kitchen? Because we were created in the image of our creator. He has given us the ability to create. It's fulfilling to create.

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In what ways will you bear the image of your creator this weekend? Maybe you will sit at the piano and create a joyful noise to the Lord, maybe you will illustrate a scripture verse for your children to help them memorize the word, you can transform your mantel with the beauty of nature, or paint a room that's been waiting to be painted.
I see God's beauty in the bushel of apples I brought home with red, green and yellow painted on their canvas. Do not wait for a table full of guests to put a spray of flowers in the center. Create an aroma in the kitchen with some homemade bread. Sit down and write - writing is a form of art - God wrote to us. Write to a loved one. Read, read, read together as a family and enjoy the creation of someone else. Get outside and rake some leaves - make a bonfire and enjoy the crisp cool air. Even the way we dress, do our makeup, our nails and fix our hair is an expression of art. We are attempting to create something beautiful.


There is frustration when we do not have time to create. This weekend, slow down and take some time to reflect the beauty of your God in your home.


Christians should be the most artistic people around - because we have the inspiration of the perfect artist.


Walk with the King!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

God speaks to me so profoundly through the beauty of nature around me. I love Ps 19. We see so little “nature” here, that every glimpse is precious ... a flower peaking through cement slabs, a lone fall colored tree, the orange in the market pumpkins ... and I love beauty around me. I enjoy creating a home where “beauty” is … a welcome place after seeing the drab of grey concrete and pollution hanging overhead. God is so Good. I’m going to remember to take time this weekend and slow down.
Holly,
Kyiv

October 16, 2009 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

What a great reminder! thanks. I am so thankful for the change of seasons. I tell people it's so neat that God put that beauty in the change of seasons! Nothing like fresh green grass, hot sun, colored crisp leaves, and white fresh snow.

October 16, 2009 at 4:14 PM  
Blogger Shirley said...

Beautifully put!

October 16, 2009 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger Courtney (Women Living Well) said...

Holly Dolly - thank you for reminding us that in some parts of the world there is less of God's beauty to see on display - but you alone Holly and your spirit are radiant! Just look in the mirror and you will see beauty!

Jen - I'm so with you - I LOVE experiencing all four seasons fully - from summer time swimming to winter time boots - it's a delight to watch the seasons change!

October 16, 2009 at 11:04 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

I agree...we should be the most creative people around us. I enjoy God's creation in a way that I never have before and I think it's because I am now taking time to slow down and pay attention. This is a wonderful reminder.

October 17, 2009 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

Beautiful post!
Living here in FL, we don't see the seasons change as so many others do, but we see God's beauty in soo many other ways!!

October 17, 2009 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Joseph Wood said...

The photos and message are stunning! Thanks for sharing Courtney! Have a blessed week with your babies!
Because of His Love,
Mrs. Joseph Wood

October 19, 2009 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger Mommyof3 said...

Wow finally a blog that honours the covenant of marriage and a christian blog. With all the non sense out there its imperarive we share the Word of God and truth. You have a great blog. Thanks for all the hard work you put into it to uplift us all.

November 3, 2009 at 12:39 PM  

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