I've always loved the idea of the Sabbath; a day set apart to rejoice in the provision that Holy God has made for us to live in intimate relationship with Him. To be honest, most Sundays have a sweet habit about them. Attending church, worshiping, hearing an uplifting or challenging message and spending time with church family is sort of the warp and weft of what Sundays have come to mean to our family. But every once in a while the Spirit of God will be so palpable that is shakes me out of habit, lifts me out of the routine and reminds me again of the indescribable beauty and power of the God who loved me, rescued me and daily shows His loving kindness to me. Today was such a day and this layout was born of my gratitude to Him....awestruck I fall to my knees as I humbly proclaim, you are amazing God! (Lyrics by Chris Tomlin)
Tonight at our monthly Vesper service the worship leader encouraged us to spend a few moments writing down our prayers of thanksgiving. This was mine: I thank you Lord for being the Great Author! You are the author of creation, of history, of life; the author of salvation and of faith. Unless the author puts pen to paper there is no story. How my heart trembles with overwhelming gratitude for the majesty, holiness, loving kindness and indescribable beauty of the story you have written for all mankind.
Thank you Lord that the simple, small story you are writing in and through my life is a story filled with the touch of your common grace, the power of your redemptive work, the tenderness of your mercy and the brilliance of your Spirit writ large upon my heart...you ARE amazing God!!
May you all have a blessed week, filled with the joy of God's kind provision and grace!