This weekend, I got to spend time enjoying the presence of God at a women’s retreat where the theme was Psalm 46:10 – Be still and know that I am God. What a perfect lesson for me to meditate on. Being still is a lot harder than it looks. The speaker left me with a plethora of thoughts and verses that I will be meditating on for a while (which I’ll be writing another blog about later).
Pine Cove in Columbus, Texas is so beautiful!! I was blown away at the presence of God I felt there. Pine Cove Crier Creek is a Chrsitian family camp. I would LOVE to one day go there with the family. The girls would have a great time and Robert would even be able to find plenty to do.
The beauty of His creation captivated me. It was in everything I saw and everything I touched. God created every single tree who’s beauty I admired. He wove together the body of a tiny lady bug who’s intricate movements captured my attention.
We serve a God who is involved in our lives. I’ve had people ask me before, “How do you know God is intimately involved in your life?”
Here is my answer – if God didn’t intimately know me and love me, then He wouldn’t know what the things are that “make me tick”. God knows that walking through the woods after a pouring rain has always been soemthing that I enjoyed doing. I love seeing nature come alive after a hard rain…nothing brings me to life like watching the world come alive!
Life is so busy sometimes that I forget to slow down and look at everything around me. I forget to stop and take in the beauty of God’s creation.
One thing that really stuck out to me was these two trees. They were originally two trees that were simply growing next to each other. Are they grew and got larger over the years, the trees grew in to one another. As time passed, the trees became part of each other. Their trunks were fused together and they had become dependent on each other. From afar, you can’t tell that there are actually two trees, it simply looks like one, but upon closer inspection you see the two seperate trees.
I think this is what marriage should be like. We start out as two individuals and as we grow togehter and love each other we become one. As time passes, we become a part of each other – each dependent on the other.
I like how it seems that one tree is wrapping itself around the other, it looks like, to protect it. Who knew I could learn so much about marraige from trees 😉
This weekend, I learned the joy of being still before God and hearing what He has to tell me. He told me so much in just the things He showed me in nature. Now the challenge is continuing to be still before Him while I get back into the busyness of my everyday life.