Thursday, January 20, 2011

Glorious Designs

 From Elle Decor~ Townhouse in London

 Restored and Refinished in Savannah!

Life is full of wonderful surprises each and every day!  Honestly, we do not have to look far to find something unexpected if our eyes are open to see!  The roads that we take in life can lead us in new and exciting places.  I love the quote on a card that I received once with an inscription by Mary Engelbreit.  It read....."Don't look back, you're not going that way!"  I do love history and things of the past but that is much different from dwelling on events of the past.  We have to begin new and fresh everyday.  We are invited to look toward our Creator with a fresh heart and new eyes to see and behold what He has in store for our day!

One of the beautiful traits of a child is their ability to break into song or dance at a moments notice!  I love it!  Also, I have know adults who are the same way!  They never loose that child~like quality of singing and dancing no matter what life throws their way.   There is a pureness of heart and a happiness that comes from being around children and these wonderful people with child~like qualities.  They bring a freshness to our days and being with them is like a breath of fresh air in our midst.  In Zephaniah 3:17 the Word says, "The Lord your God is in your midst, The Mighty One, He will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing."  Zephaniah describes God's victory and admiration of His redeemed people.  He will be a Hero who is also The Helper (The Mighty One will save).  His love will be seen as deeply felt thoughtfulness and admiration as He quiets you with His love.  His love is expressed through singing over you!  May we try and remember this deep truth the next time we hear a child break into song or dance!  There are steps sometime that we must take in order to pursue this joyful spirit and attitude.  We have to be in a place of seeing God for who He truly is and come before Him in reverence and awe for WHO HE IS!  Repentance is changing, it is admitting that we need to be forgiven for sin, for places in our lives that stopped us from becoming all that God has for us.  Yes, it's a worthy place to be......before the Lord!  He loves you, He is right now rejoicing over you, He is thinking of all the plans that He has for you and all of them are good.  It is that simple!  What one may see as a cast off, God sees as Glory!!!!  Psalm 30:11~12 says, "Thou has turned for me my mourning into dancing, Thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; to the end that my glory may sing praise to Thee, and not be silent.  O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee forever."

Two beautiful photos above, one perfectly placed in an expensive renovation with a mid century base for the sinks.  Lovely for sure and expensive for sure.  The second picture is lovely as well, very similar lines in the piece of furniture. It was found discarded, ready to be thrown away but someone found it,  restored it and made it BLOSSOM!  This someone was my daughter, Shelly!   She brought the life and glory back into a cast off ! Yes, she is amazing with her vision and eye for color.  She can break out into song and dance in an instant with her ideas!  What a beautiful reminder of how life can change suddenly for good.  God watches over all of creation~ with  His vision and singing~ each and every day!  Let us be found watching and ready!  Blessings to you for a good and glorious day!

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