We’re Meant For More

I was out camping in June and I was just so blown away by the beauty found in nature – God’s creation. I was able to hike up waterfall filled mountains. I was able to view the panoramic scene from the top. I was able to go into deep dark caves – so deep I could see my own breath and bask in the awe of the glittery cave rocks. I was able to listen to rain pouring over my tent, and in the morning, I was able to listen to all the creatures wake up and sing a symphony of praise. I was also able to see smoke rising from the green mountain hills and take a dip into the cool crisp Canadian water. I was able to get close to a deer and its fawn breastfeeding. I was able to save a turtle from the harsh highway. I was able to ponder thoughts about God with a friend over marshmallows and fire. I was able to sing through the forest worshipping and exalting the glorious King. I was able to smell the clean fresh air and read God’s word while basking in the glory of His awesome creation.

Oh, how lovely!

With a generation saturated in the black screen of the television, the phone, the tablet, and the laptop, please remember to go outside. Enjoy what God has made and has called good.🌲

We’re meant for more. Much more. We’re meant to live, breath, taste, and see. We’re meant to touch, laugh, feel, and hug. We’re meant to glorify God in all that we do, and experience His magnificent glory. We’re meant to love Him and live for Him and not waste our only lives on this Earth staring at a screen, fading away. We’re meant for Him, His purposes, His glory, His love.
I would like to share with you a Psalm God lead me to while I sat on a rock over the lake in the morning. It is so powerful.

{Psalm 148}
Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the heavens!
Praise him from the skies!
Praise him, all his angels!
Praise him, all the armies of heaven!
Praise him, sun and moon!
Praise him, all you twinkling stars!
Praise him, skies above!
Praise him, vapors high above the clouds!Let every created thing give praise to the Lord, for he issued his command, and they came into being.
He set them in place forever and ever.
His decree will never be revoked.
Praise the Lord from the earth,
you creatures of the ocean depths,
fire and hail, snow and clouds,
wind and weather that obey him,
mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars,
wild animals and all livestock,
small scurrying animals and birds,
kings of the earth and all people,
rulers and judges of the earth,
young men and young women,
old men and children.
Let them all praise the name of the Lord.
For his name is very great;
his glory towers over the earth and heaven!
He has made his people strong, honoring his faithful ones— the people of Israel who are close to him.
Praise the Lord!

The Glory of God

✨Worship our Maker this morning and reflect on His glory! He is a glorious King and so deserving of our praise. Don’t let this day pass before you magnify His greatness in your hearts. He knows when you notice Him. When you pause to soak in the beauty of His glory and majesty. When you delight in Him just for who He is. And it moves His divine heart.

Sing to Him in your hearts and praise Him for His:

M e r c y
L o v e
G r a c e
G o o d n e s s
T r u t h f u l n e s s
T r u s t w o r t h i n e s s
G e n t l e n e s s
K i n d n e s s
F o r g i v e n e s s
P at i e n c e
F a i t h f u l n e s s
T e n d e r n e s s
S e r v i t u d e
L o n g s u f f e r i n g
W r a t h
C a r e
J u s t i c e
S o v e r e i g n t y
J e a l o u s y
B e a u t y
E x c e l l e n c e
P u r i t y
F la w l e s s n e s s
I m m u t a b i l i t y
H u m b l n e s s
R i g h t e o u s n e s s
M a j e s t y
P o w e r
P e r f e c t i o n
H o l i n e s s
W o r t h i n e s s
S a l v a t i o n

Praise and worship the King of kings and Lord of lords. For He is glorious in all of His ways.✨

K I N G . J E S U S . F O R E V E R

‭‭{Psalms‬ ‭96}
Sing a new song to the Lord!
Let the whole earth sing to the Lord!Sing to the Lord; praise his name.
Each day proclaim the good news that he saves.
Publish his glorious deeds among the nations.
Tell everyone about the amazing things he does.
Great is the Lord!
He is most worthy of praise!
He is to be feared above all gods.
The gods of other nations are mere idols, but the Lord made the heavens. Honor and majesty surround him;
strength and beauty fill his sanctuary. O nations of the world, recognize the Lord;
recognize that the Lord is glorious and strong.
Give to the Lord the glory he deserves!
Bring your offering and come into his courts.
Worship the Lord in all his holy splendor.
Let all the earth tremble before him.
Tell all the nations, “The Lord reigns!”
The world stands firm and cannot be shaken.
He will judge all peoples fairly.
Let the heavens be glad, and the earth rejoice!
Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise!
Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy!
Let the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord, for he is coming! He is coming to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with justice, and the nations with his truth.

Design

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{Psalms‬ ‭104:1‬}
Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty.

I just can’t get over the exquisite beauty of snowflakes! The intelligent design in this one single tiny snowflake is undeniable. It bursts of displaying a Creator who delights in His creation.

A p e r s o n a l Creator.
A c r e a t i v e Creator.
A m a j e s t i c Creator.

A Creator who rejoices over every single little detail – even the ones we humans don’t even notice.

If He is like this with one single snowflake out of an infinite number of snowflakes that has graced this earth – a snowflake that is here momentarily and gone within seconds – how is He like with humans beings that He has made in His own image?

Oh, once you’re in the folds of God’s love,
once you drink from the rivers of His delight,
once you are lead by Him to green pastures and peaceful streams,
You will n e v e r be the same!

Your heart will be so overcome with love for Him that you won’t know what to do with yourself. Your heart will feel like bursting in deep love for Him as your eyes soak in the pages of His holy word. Every word will incite delight to your heart as you drink in His living waters and eat His bread. You will become utterly amazed at every single bit of His creation.

Because you’ll be in love with the Creator.

Pause and reflect on the glorious design in this tiny snowflake and sing praises to Him with all of your heart!

HE is L O V E L Y.
HE is W O R T H Y.
HE is G L O R I O U S.

{Psalm 36:8}
They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.

{Psalm 23}
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

{Ephesians 3:17-19}
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

{John 4:14}
But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

{John 6:35}
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

Just a Tiny Snowflake…

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Oh! The beauties of God’s creation testifies of His love and supreme creativity. How He can create something that is so tiny, to where human beings can’t even see with our naked eye, yet so complex, intricate, unmistakably designed….

It makes my heart beat faster for Him.

The true devastation is that we humans take this for granted. We don’t give Him the praise for His creation as He deserves. We were born and grew up into a world full of beauty and grace, breath and love.

So to our foolish eyes, it has become c o m m o n to us. Such a misfortune when we walk about this world our entire lives, without really basking in the beauty of creation from the hand of our Creator.

This tiny microscopic snowflake right here is proof of a Creator. Yes, proof. Look at it, let your eyes feast on it. How did this come from nothing, without a Designer? There is absolutely no way. This should be enough for the human heart and mind to be settled that there is a God. But not any God – this one little bit of beauty displays God’s own divine beauty in His character and His attributes.

Here are just a few that I could come up with in my limited mind. This one snowflake displays His….

Love: because a God who didn’t love wouldn’t take the time to make something so glorious. Care: because the winter season gives the soil rest and makes way for new life. Creativity: because look at this. Sustenance: water needed for life. Endless glory: because there are no two snowflakes alike, and think about all the snow on earth from the beginning of time until now. Grace, tenderness, exquisiteness, majesty, power, mercy, devotion, commitment, sweetness…this one snowflake says so much about Him!

The God who made each and every snowflake also gave you each breath that you’re breathing this very moment. Give Him the breath that He so lovingly gave you back to Him in praise. Love and adore Him. He is so worthy of our honour and praise. He is so beautiful and holy.


‭‭{Isaiah‬ ‭55:6-11‬}
Seek the LORD while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near. Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong. Let them turn to the LORD that he may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously. “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. “The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.”
‭‭{Psalms‬ ‭147:15-18‬}
He sends his orders to the world— how swiftly his word flies! He sends the snow like white wool; he scatters frost upon the ground like ashes. He hurls the hail like stones. Who can stand against his freezing cold? Then, at his command, it all melts. He sends his winds, and the ice thaws.

‭‭{Romans‬ ‭1:19-20‬}
They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.

The Love of God Never Ends

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When my eyes feast on beauty like this, I fall in love with God even more. I didn’t think I could love Him any more, yet I go deeper. And that’s because His love never ends. You know what that means? Never-ending love is just that: never-ending. One will never find the end to His love. Never find a limit. Never find a wall. It goes on forever, and it’s a love that never tires. It’s always fresh, always new, always true. It takes you by surprise, it fills you in new ways, it compels you to love Him with everything in you. His love is stronger than death. It’s multifaceted. It always goes deeper. It overcomes and consumes and turns your insides into fire.

He IS love. Real love.

Not the fake love that society is saturated with, but real love. Love that never gives up, never runs dry, never abandons. Love that is fierce, protecting, and shielding. Love that is caring, tender, and compassionate. Love that never requires anything from the other in order to love. Love that never hurts, never acts selfishly, and never lies. Love that stands the test of time, and passes into eternity. Love that seeks, pursues, allures. Love that romances, enchants, and dazzles. Love that respects, is loyal, and attached. Love that does whatever it takes to look after the betterment of the other, no matter the cost. Love that is so powerful, death seems like nothing. Love that makes the heart beat faster, the pulse race, and breathing quicken. Love that overcomes all obstacles. Love that will never die. Love that lasts forever.

The love of God, and His Bride returning that love back. That’s true love. Jesus is love. And when a soul loves Him back…no words can fully describe it. It’s beyond this world.

His love is absolutely inexhaustible. If you don’t have it, don’t you want a love like that? It can only be found in God.

Never again will you be called “The Forsaken City” or “The Desolate Land.” Your new name will be “The City of God’s Delight” and “The Bride of God,” for the LORD delights in you and will claim you as his bride.
{Isaiah 62:4}

A Million Sunsets

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The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun. It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth. (Psalm 19:1-6)💛✨

Jesus: magnificent Creator of all that exists. It’s all about Him. It always was about Him, always is about Him, and always will be about Him. He is God and He is more beautiful than anything we can see, magnified.

Sunsets are glorious and display the work of our Creator. He creates indescribably beautiful things. Things so beautiful, that they take our breath away. They make our heart flutter wildly inside of our chest as our eyes gaze upon the splendour of His creation.

And these are just a drop of His glory; these are only things He made, things that came from His mind, His heart, His wisdom, His unending intelligence. Imagine how much more beautiful He is Himself.

A million sunsets and sunrises and stars and suns combined couldn’t even begin to compare to His beauty and splendour. He’s so much better.

He is love Himself.

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