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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Inspired by . . . Day 14: JOY in Creation

 

 

This post is part of a 31 day series on JOY

You may access all the past days by clicking here.

 

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Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth,

while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh,

when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;

While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, .

be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain: Ecclesiastes 12:1-2

 

King Solomon had everything a person could want, and access to more. Yet lasting JOY eluded him. He concluded that lasting JOY could only be found in our Creator God.

One of the ways I consistently delight, or take JOY in my Creator is through His Creation. I wrote a post about this back in July, entitled Creation’s Manifesto. I’d love for you to go back and read it. Just clicking on the title will take you there.

Here are a few things I’ve been delighting in lately:

 

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Giant Swallowtail textured with kk_justatouch2

 

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Lake City, CO

 

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Migratory or Packard (?) Grasshopper

 

 

 

Once we come to understand God we are as delighted with His creation as He is Himself.

A child enJOYs what God created, everything is wonderful to him. ~Oswald Chambers

 

In what do you delight?
What brings you lasting JOY?

 

Have a wonder-filled day,

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Quotations taken from Still Higher for His Highest and God’s Workmanship, © Discovery House Publishers

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10 comments:

  1. As I prepare to head out the door this reminds me to slow down and notice the wonders of His creation. Thank you for that reminder, sweet friend. Much love. xoxo

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  2. Love the Bible quotes and your images are beautiful. Thank you for the reminder to really enjoy all the beautiful things that God has created.

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  3. Oh my word, this is what God has been teaching me this week too! Check out my piece on the Link-Up on Holly's page. The Creator is so awesome! Blessings!

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  4. Lovely images. The grasshopper's smile made me smile!!! :o)

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  5. The photo of the grasshopper is so good!
    Marie

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  6. LOL, Loving that cricket photo. It's like he was posing for you. And that CO picture, swoon.

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  7. Lovely photo of the swallowtail! I had one in my garden earlier this summer when I was just learning to use my new camera. They are so gorgeous!

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  8. I LOVE the grasshopper, he looks like he is posing for you

    Mollyxxx

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  9. All the detail God puts into His creation is amazing! Nothing is left to "chance". Everything is placed where it is by the masters hand.

    Recently I was thinking about ways people critic themselves, "My nose is crooked", "My mouth is too big", "I'm too short", etc.

    When we do this we are criticizing what God has created. He wanted your nose to be crooked, He loves it like that. He thinks your mouth is beautiful and He is knows the perfect height for each of His creations. Instead of seeing our "flaws" as negatives, we should see them how God does- created with character. Loved. Beautiful. Planned.

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