What's Your View?
What a view? Right?
I have been in Colorado Springs for about 2 weeks. Our daughter had our third grand baby. Rylee Grace, we are completely in love with her. I have stayed on longer to help with our 5 and 2 year old grandson, Kolt, and granddaughter, Rory. As you can imagine, the extra help is gladly accepted and appreciated, even by my son-in-law. ( He and I actually have a great relationship) Praise God!
I must say, I had forgotten what it was like to have little ones under foot all the time. For being so small, they sure are demanding and always seem to always need something...lol.
All kidding aside, I have enjoyed my time with them. We have made some wonderful memories. They fill my heart in ways I can hardly explain.
Every morning since I have been here, I come upstairs early, and I mean early,(to avoid the cute little people in the house) to sit at the table and spend time in the Word and with the Lord.
And the picture attached to this blog, is my view!! Stunning, I know!
They are blessed to have this most amazing view. It never grows old. Each day is different. As the sun rises, I find myself just staring out the large picture window to try and take it all in. Sounds like the perfect morning, right? Bible opened, hot cup of coffee, and this amazing view. It's so easy and hits every note of my emotions to feel the presence of the Lord. My surroundings are conducive to increase my hunger for the Lord.
Now, let me say, my view from our house is not like this, not even close! Oh, I am not complaining, well, maybe a little. When I look out my window at home, I see the neighbors house and the cars parked in front. Very different from the picture you are seeing. And yet, I have had some of the sweetest most precious moments with the Lord having that view. Moments that I will treasure all the days of my life.
Because no matter what, it's not the view that takes my breath away, but the very breath of God, as I spend time with Him. Him helping me see things from His perspective and not my own. Giving me eyes to see Him in all His glory and wonder.
So, I ask you the question? What's your view? Maybe your surroundings and circumstances cause you to feel the view is bleak? You're not truly seeing the beauty and wonder of God. You are asking the Lord if He even sees what it looks like all around you? You're having trouble seeing things from His perspective.
My prayer for you today, is that you start to change the way you view your time with the Lord. No matter the place you sit, or the window you look out, you come to realize that when you are in the presence of the Lord, the view will always take your breath away! Ask the Lord to give you eyes to truly see Him and all that He has done and continues to do as you grow in Him.
As long as we all keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, our view will always be astounding and filled with His beauty. The only view that really matters! JESUS!
One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.