Who Gives Breath To The People…
When we limit our vision we tend to see to more of the world. When we limit our vision we tend to see less of God’s creations. Seeing more of the world and less of God chokes our heart. How can we develop a mind that binds to the Mind of Christ if our vision is not of His vision?
Watching the birds, squirrels or other creations of God play, live and work out their lives gives us a different perspective. Watching clouds form, then morph gives us a mind of imagination. When our mind is firing we don’t have time to dull it down with worldly “stuff”. We can once again breathe. We can once again live in the life we are called to live in.
Does “stuff” matter at the end of the day? What are some of the items we will take with us to the other side? When our Ambassadorship is completed what will we have seen? What will we have filled our vision with? Gods creations or “stuff” of this world?
Thus says God the Lord,
Who created the heavens and stretched them out,
Who spread forth the earth and that which comes from it,
Who gives breath to the people on it,
And spirit to those who walk on it: ~ Isiah 42:5 NKJB
God gave us such a paradise as this earth and all we want to see is another office, another football game, another movie instead of the amazing Works He has done that we may glorify His mighty craftsmanship.
We spend our days rushing around attempting to get ahead in life. Ahead of what? What are we attempting to “pass” in order to be out front? When we attempt to get ahead, what exactly are we trying to get ahead of? Why is the beauty of God no longer worthy of our time and attention? Why is the beauty of God’s creations no longer something we seek to be surrounded? Would it make sense that our being lost to the beauty of God, in all of His creations, that that is having an impact on our heart, on our ability to see our brothers and sisters in Christ as our brothers and sisters in Christ? If we can’t even see a lily, how are we going to see the broken soul lying on the sidewalk in a pool of urine or blood?
Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds? And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith? ~ Luke 12:24-28 NKJB
When do we stop overlooking the beauty God has granted us in this world and begin seeing all that He has made for us? God made it so that we could see His beauty all around us, so that we could see His beauty in every aspect of our life, including those situations that are the most difficult for us to confront. That seems to be one of the main reasons God created such beauty so that when we faced difficult situations our eyes could focus upon His beauty within every situation making us to praise Him for He has done and all He continues to do.
Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of God, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.