Captured by the Beauty

My body has been back to work for a few weeks, by my heart is still vacationing.  I realize it has been much too long since I just relaxed and allowed myself to just be.  As we were making the drive back to Arkansas from North Carolina,  I would close my eyes and try to nap as my husband drove.  Really it was hard to nap.  My husband likes to complain about my driving, but he doesn’t really let me sleep while were on a road trip.  So I spent much of the time looking out the window and trying to capture pictures of the beautiful scenery that we were passing.  Every now and then I would pick up my notebook and jot a thought for Restoring Voice.

 

We saw so much on our trip. Pictures I wish I could have captured from the moving car.  The entire trip, I was just in awe of the beauty of God’s creation.  The mountains, the ocean, the flowers, the trees, the sky, the animals, I tried not to take anything for granted.

I thought about how I easily overlook the beauty of His creation due to my busy life. Yet, it is always there. It’s always available. Ready for me to just stop, explore, and appreciate. It surrounds me, even in my own community.  As I thought about how it is there for me to enjoy, if I just take the time that still small voice reminded me that the beauty of His Word is also there for me to explore.

There are so many promises to find…

So many things that God has to say about me….

So many things that God has written about His plans for my life….

and the purpose He has for me. …

I just have to take the time to get in His Word and read them for myself.  It is not enough to just look, I need to take time and allow myself to be captivated by the beauty of it.

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About Jackie S

I have been through a lot in life, but through Christ I am more than an overcomer. I am not perfect, I will never claim to be. Praise God I am forgiven though. I am rather opinionated. I see most things in black and white and believe honesty is always the best policy. This combination sometimes comes off harsh. The truth is I love people. I truly love helping others and try the believe the best about others. It is easy to find faults, but focusing on strengths is more my style, but I also shoot it straight. If it sounds harsh, know my heart is for something better for you
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