Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Shelly Says ~ "Be Still and Know that Yahweh is God!"

Earth's crammed with heaven,
and every common bush afire with God:
But only he who sees takes off his shoes.
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

~ a selection of poetry by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Yesterday, I was prompted to read "Shimmering Bits" from one of my favorite devotionals, by Robin Jones Gunn and Cindy Hannan, Take Flight.

I was drawn to this particular selection because, the day before yesterday, I was having sacred time with God when some shimmering bits just outside my window commanded my attention.

A mixture of pine and scraggly, deciduous trees were swaying in the gentle breeze outside. Droplets of moisture, from the evening before, were clinging to the pines and glistening in the early morning sunlight.

The combination of the refracting sun rays and the intermittent breeze created a display of glittering glory like I've never seen before! It was as if God, Himself, was putting on this display and reminding me of His beautiful creation.

I sat in awe!

And, I wondered to myself, "How can pine trees, water, sun and a gentle breeze create such a spectacular display?" My soul answered back, "Because God created them and He is SO good!"

How often do you pause and delight in God's magnificent creations? Earth is FULL of them and you are often on Holy Ground, unaware.

Are you too busy (Being Under Satan's Yoke) ?

Are you too tired (Tangled In Routine Every Day)?

Be still and know that {He is} God. Psalm 46:10 {emphasis mine}

*** By the way, God wasn't done yet! As the sun changed position and the wind died down, I opened my bible to one of the suggested readings in the devotional: Psalm 91:14-16.
I sat, amazed in His presence on Holy Ground, as I read the passage. Sprinkled on the page were tiny dots of pearlescent glitter. That God, He sure is something!
I pray that I never have a craving for blackberries when the Greatest of Fare is awaiting my place at His table.