Passion



Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)


Thursday, May 24, 2007

Overlooking the obvious


I think the MP3 player must be the greatest invention ever. I have an 'old' one that only holds about 70 songs or so, and I love it! I went walking yesterday while Phyllis was at Core Groups. I was going to drive over to Trenton High School and walk on the track but instead I went over to Eliz Park and walked there instead.

It was so beautiful, I wish I would have brought my camera. Did you ever notice how sometimes we overlook the beauty that God puts right under our noses? We see it when we go out of state or up North, but right here in Trenton, in our neighborhoods, we overlook the beauty He made for us to see everyday.

I have a thing about the water. I love the way it smells, the way it looks, the way it feels, and the memories it brings me from when I was 5 to just last year. It's the boater in me. I was driving my car the other day and my skin was warm to the touch but the cool breeze was going over it, and it reminded me of the days spent on the boat and the cool nights spent sitting on the end of the dock catching fish (Ok, I watched).

I say over and over how I am amazed and in awe of how much God loves me. How He sends reminders all the time. I hope that I never overlook the beauty He's given me to show me His love.

Yesterday was Worship Wednesday and I completely forgot to post a song, but as I walked, I sang "Open Skies" by Crowder (loud).

Proverbs 2:6 And here's why: God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding. He's a rich mine of Common Sense for those who live well, a personal bodyguard to the candid and sincere. He keeps his eye on all who live honestly, and pays special attention to his loyally committed ones.

Weight Watcher's Update -1.8/-15
Open Skies - Crowder
Praise Him under open skies
Everything breathing praising God
In the company of all who love the King
I will dance, I will sing
It could be heavenly
Turn the music loud,
lift my voice and shout
From where I am
From where I've been
He's been there with me
He's built a monument
His very people
So let His people
Sing, sing, sing
And it's so wonderful
Just to be here now
CHORUS:
Praise Him under open skies
Everything breathing praising God
In the company Of all who love the King
Let us dance,
let us sing
It could be heavenly
Turn the music loud and sing
And it's so wonderful
Just to be here now
And it's so wonderful
Just to be here now
Praise Him under open skies
Everything breathing praising God
In the company
Of all who love the King
Praise Him under open skies
Everything breathing praising God
In the company
Of all who love the King
Lift your voice to Heaven
Lift up your head and sing
To the One who gave His love
This is our offering
Lift your voice to Heaven
Lift up your head and sing
To the One who gave His son
Here our lives we bring
Praise Him under open skies
Everything breathing praising God
In the company Of all who love the King (YEAH!)
Praise Him under open skies
Everything breathing praising God
In the company Of all who love the King
Praise Him under open skies
Everything breathing praising God
In the company Of all who love the King
From wherever you are
Wherever you've been
He's been there
So let His people sing
From wherever you are
Wherever you've been
He's been there
So let His people sing
bride photo taken from here

5 comments:

Jada's Gigi said...

Love this song! I love doing it too! Praising Him under open skies...did you read Pats' post about God's creation...sounds like you two are on the same wave length...Thank you Lord, for making us see...really see who you are through your creation.

Pat said...

I love that little bridge in Trenton - what a pretty picture.
I have the same prayer - not to overlookthe obvious - His beauty and blessings are everywhere.

KayMac said...

Yep. Crank the sound up on this one every time! Agree, we are surrounded by God's beauty...in people too...and it is always a thing of awe when He reveals it!

Pat said...

Congrats on the weight loss - you're doing great!
Those pictures make me want to go down by the River and have a McDonalds..maybe Bishop Park would be nice.

Margie said...

Pat, we could meet at Eliz park, walk the park and then head over to the McD's on Van Horn... double cheeseburger and a 3 point ice cream!