Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sharing His Beauty Blog Link Up

View from Richardson's Trail, Annadale State Park
This week, God showed me His beauty in several ways.  First, my husband and I enjoyed the beauty of His creation as we went for a hike over the weekend.  We are blessed to live right next to a state park that has some awesome trails and views just steps from our home!  It felt so nice to get out in the fresh air, enjoy some sunshine with the added the benefit of getting some exercise!  Then, God has been teaching me quite a bit this week...and that is always a beautiful thing!

I'm currently reading a book by Jennie Allen called, "Restless".  In it, I just read the best definition I've ever heard for the word "glory" (referring to God's glory).  I've always been a bit stumped by that word and didn't quite know how to define it.  I know our God is a generous God who is not selfish. So, I have had trouble understanding the concept that God wants us to give Him glory.  Maybe that sounds strange to you and maybe you've never had trouble understanding this desire of God.  But, for some reason, I couldn't quite wrap my mind around it.  I know He is worthy of all our praise and we should do everything for His glory, but I didn't know why He'd want that. My confusion didn't stop me from giving it to Him, though, but, when I read Jennie Allen's definition, my heart soared!

Finally, I understood! On page 85 of her book she writes, "God is most after his glory.  And glory is the visible expression of God's goodness and beauty on this earth.  It's how we recognize him."  Isn't that awesome?! To give God glory is to share Him with the world!  It is to show the world who He is and how great He is!  When we do this, hearts are healed and lives are changed! No wonder God wants us to give Him glory!  It's His plan of love for the world!  Jennie writes that "The ultimate visible expression of God's glory on earth is Jesus." Jesus, after all, lived out the reflection of His Father here on earth for all to see!  And that, my friends, is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sharing His Beauty Monday Blog Link-Up

Good morning!  I pray that you are having a beautiful day today, whether you are in the very wintery mid and eastern part of the country, here in the west where we are experiencing unseasonably warm weather or any part of our world!  I've experienced God's beauty this past week through the lovely smiles of new friends!  There is something so sweet about spending time with other women over a cup of coffee, a meal and the Bible!  As I've been stepping out in faith and putting myself in situations where these new opportunities exist, God has been blessing me with so much joy!  

Where has God shown you His beauty this week? Please join me to share the blessing that God is to you in your life. Write a post on your own blog and then simply click on the "You're Next" linky below and enter your blog information. You can find more information about Sharing His Beauty by clicking on the link in my sidebar or in the "Schedule" tab above.

You can also Tweet your participation by clicking here:#Sharinghisbeauty

I'd also love to hear from you in the comment section of my blog! You may leave a comment on this post to tell of the beauty you have found in His hands. Be sure to visit some of the other inspirational sites linked up and be encouraged today! Click below for the linky!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Sharing His Beauty Blog Linky Up

Sorry for the delay in putting up this link party!  I've had a bad cold this week and have been moving a bit slowly!  But, it's Monday, and I'm feeling so much better!  I've seen God's beauty even through my cold as it afforded me the time to simply sit and listen.  A storm has finally hit California, so much of the beauty that I heard was the rain drops on our roof and the splashing of the cars as they drove through the puddles.  If you know how dry California has been, you'll know just how beautiful that sound is!

Where has God shown you His beauty this week? Please join me to share the blessing that God is to you in your life. Write a post on your own blog and then simply click on the "You're Next" linky below and enter your blog information. You can find more information about Sharing His Beauty by clicking on the link in my sidebar or in the "Schedule" tab above.

You can also Tweet your participation by clicking here:#Sharinghisbeauty

I'd also love to hear from you in the comment section of my blog! You may leave a comment on this post to tell of the beauty you have found in His hands. Be sure to visit some of the other inspirational sites linked up and be encouraged today! Click below for the linky!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Sharing His Beauty Blog Link Up

It's that time again!  Where has God shown you His beauty this week? Please join me to share the blessing that God is to you in your life. Write a post on your own blog and then simply click on the "You're Next" linky below and enter your blog information. You can find more information about Sharing His Beauty by clicking on the link in my sidebar or in the "Schedule" tab above.

You can also Tweet your participation by clicking here:#Sharinghisbeauty

I'd also love to hear from you in the comment section of my blog! You may leave a comment on this post to tell of the beauty you have found in His hands. Be sure to visit some of the other inspirational sites linked up and be encouraged today! Click below for the linky!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sharing His Beauty Blog Link Up

Happy Monday, Everyone!  This past week has been beautiful where I live...too beautiful, in fact!  LOL  We've been having unseasonably warm and dry weather here in California which has enabled us to get outside and enjoy God's creation as if it were spring.  On Saturday, it was a perfect day for a picnic.  So, my husband and I took a drive to a beautiful hilly location near us which overlooks the sea.  It was such a gift to spend that time together and listen to the pounding of the waves against the rocks below us, the sun on our shoulders.

Where has God shown you His beauty this week? Please join me to share the blessing that God is to you in your life. Write a post on your own blog and then simply click on the "You're Next" linky below and enter your blog information. You can find more information about Sharing His Beauty by clicking on the link in my sidebar or in the "Schedule" tab above.

You can also Tweet your participation by clicking here:#Sharinghisbeauty

I'd also love to hear from you in the comment section of my blog! You may leave a comment on this post to tell of the beauty you have found in His hands. Be sure to visit some of the other inspirational sites linked up and be encouraged today! Click below for the linky!