My day was not one of the ordinary. I say that because this book I mentioned yesterday"CRAZY LOVE" is seriously making me take a step back and look at things clearer. You know- its true, We worry about ourselves.. what we are going to wear, eat and do. We worry about money and think about earthly things. Sometimes we go an entire day and hardly remember God.
I remember hearing somewhere this phrase and for me and it is very real... ( how can you look at creation around you, sunsets, the stars, the sun, trees, animals, people, etc etc and not know that there is a GOD). It is so apparent...and yet we can go a whole day without aknowledging him.
I am up to chapter 4 in this book and I love the way it makes me want to love him more. One analogy in the book is that if life a movie, God is the main character. If your thinking DUH...... or your thinking what is this girl talking about...i can understand. This sounds a little cheesy but stay with me!!
I love movies..so I really liked this analogy. The movie of life...God creates the world would be the beginning...the climax is the Son of God is born (Jesus) and even though the movie isn't quite finished yet we know the last scene would hold the throne room of God. The day we will finally be with him and meet him face to face. (In all of that our brief appearance in this movie of life is about two-fifths of a second. Thats it. And how...are we living out our two fifths of that second in the movie.
God is Everything.
Chapter 3 is titled crazy love...it is about realizing the strength of God's love. It is unfathemable to any love that we know here on earth. One sentence I loved in this chapter was....."what a beautiful gift it is to have the one you love look you in the eye and say I love you. NOT your beauty, your money, your family or your car. but YOU. Can you say that to God?"
When we love someone we are always thinking about them.. we want to see there face, hear their voice, know everything about them and we want them to turn to us and hear them say the words "I Love you" . This chapter is about a father realizing this love when he has children. He realizes how much he LONGS for them, their hugs, and kisses , everything about them.
I can't relate...I don't have children...yet. but I do know how Love feels...and I will say that Gods love is more powerful than the greatest love we have ever felt for someone.
I don't think it ever hurts to be reminded of this....because it is what life is about.
This chapter is very humbling.
if you want to see the short video clip I watched after reading chapter 3 go to. www.crazylovebook.com click on videos and then click chapter 3. It is the author of the book with his kid. It is super super cute.
I went for a very wonderful invigorating walk today and that's what those pictures above are from.
Two days agoI bought Francesca Battistelli's CD. There is a song on the CD that I just absolutely love the lyrics and found it fitting for this post.........
If you go to this link you can listen to a part of this song. I love it.
Don’t know how it is You looked at me And saw the person that I could be Awakening my heart Breaking through the dark Suddenly Your grace
(Chorus) Like sunlight burning at midnight Making my life something so Beautiful, beautiful Mercy reaching to save me All that I need You are so Beautiful, beautiful
Now there’s a joy inside I can’t contain But even perfect days can end in rain And though it’s pouring down I see You through the clouds Shining on my face
I have come undone But I have just begun Changing by Your grace
Have a wonderful weekend and I'll post again tomorrow evening. ;)