The clouds were heavy yesterday, as if looking through a grey filter caused things to be quite bleak. Puddles abounded on every sidewalk, corner and street. A calm reminder that spring is here. The few snow piles, now filled with dirt and debris, are dwindling down, hanging on thanks only to the near freezing temps at night still. I appreciate grey days… they’re filled with silence, tranquility and promote a contemplative spirit. The rain drops violently fell through the night and as I heard them on our roof, my mind wandered to thoughts of how Lil’ Miss will react when she first experiences a thunder storm. I still get scared by thunder so I can only imagine being a tiny gal in a dark room alone when a thunderous clap fills the silence. Or will it not even phase her – leaving her fast asleep, peacefully unaware of the furious storm.
Yesterday morning I spent some time reading Psalm 91 & 92… a reminder that I am safe and cared for in any circumstance as I have faith and trust in my Father. Psalm 92 filled me with such an appreciation and adoration for my for my Creator – the one who makes my heart beat, makes truth alive in my life and allows me to experience the fullness of life without fear. God truly loves and cares for His children, the ones He’s created.
I’ve been thinking a lot about God as our Creator. His creativeness. We’ve all heard it, “God made you special” or “You’re the only you” Certainly those are very true but I think it goes so much deeper. God is an artist, a master creator. He never runs out of ideas and puts His absolute best into everything He creates. Looking at my little girl every day has sewn this truth deep into my soul and my passion abounds for you to know the same.
The bold colors of nature- the shimmering raindrops on tiny blades of grass
and the golden yellows and rich red hues of fall,
the creative color and patterns of a bird’s feathers,
All tell of a great creation.
Of thoughts put into each detail, of a Creator who cares to make things perfect.
Artists create, musicians create, DIY’ers create, children create, YOU create.
I had a little thought while nursing Lil’ Miss today about creation and DIY projects. Often (now more than ever thanks to Pinterest) we see a project we consider creative and seek to re-create it for our own home, sometimes it turns out the way we planned and hoped and sometimes it just isn’t right. Now imagine every single one of your DIY projects turning out EXACTLY as you imagined… no glue showing through where it shouldn’t, no crooked lines, having all the correct supplies and perfect paint colors… that’s how God created you – YOU are His DIY project. He did everything right when He created you, He created you perfectly the way He desired to have you in His world.
When we create, we can find a deeper connection with God, because He made us to create. Seeing the profound beauty that lies in all that He created draws us closer, marks our very souls with gladness for that which we see and interact with.
I was cradling Lil’ Miss in my arms today as she was drifting to sleep and I realized, us humans are some of the only creatures on Earth that God created with arms to hold our young. PROFOUND. Often over looked, taken for granted. I’m so thankful I am privileged to be created with arms for her to rest in, to hold her tightly and to hug her. How amazing is that?! He created that. God made us desire affection and to be held when we need comfort, so He created arms to provide that comfort.
I’m in awe today of how God creates. Of not only his perfect creations, but the attentiveness to perfect details.
As I wrote this post, I took a break and read from the little devotional thought book (God Calling) I’ve mentioned on here before, check out how closely related today’s note is!
“Drink in the beauty of air and color. I am with you.
When I wanted to express a beautiful thought, I made a lovely flower. I have told you. Reflect.
When I want to express to man what I am – what My Father is – I strive to make a very beautiful character.
Think of yourselves as My expression of attributes, as a lovely flower is My expression of thought, and you will strive in all, in Spiritual beauty, in Thought-power, in Health, in clothing, to be as fit an expression for Me as you can.”
I’m in awe of the intricacies all around us. Find the beautiful details of creation in your life today- outside, inside, within you, within others… it’s a part of E.VER.Y.TH.ING!
As we enter this season of spring, I hope you know your Creator, that you will create something beautiful yourself and seek to see just how much intentionality our Creator put into you!
(All photos were taken by me, through the lens of how I capture and see life!)