Today in church, we had the chance to lean over to the person next to us and tell them what our favorite thing of the season of fall is. I of course was caught in a catastrophe attempting to narrow down the one thing I liked most of fall, with it being my favorite of all. I turned to the girl next to me and stumbled across all the thoughts of favorites, finally blurting out, “JACKETS!”
I mean, how can I pick just one?
As little as this moment seemed in the grand scheme, it was a lightbulb going off in my current “season” of life. I just recently made a very massive and very hard transition to the snowsuit state (80% of the year) of Wisconsin. Why? Because God called. For three years, God was preparing me for this move and it is completely obvious he wanted me here.
So…I am here now.
Side note: Fall.
Just so you are in the know – I love apple cider, apple pies, heated blankets, boots, JACKETS, scarves, socks, the smells, the sounds, the temps, the activities, pumpkins( actually PSL’s are not on my list), campfires…the list goes on. I cannot just pick just one…
Just like my thoughts of God…
I cannot just pick one of my favorite things that I love about the character of God. There have been so many seasons of my life where God has revealed a different aspect of His character to me. I think for me, my thoughts of God are too human. I try to understand Him more by humanizing him and placing him in my circumstances and comparing Him to other humans in my life. I am faced with the harsh reality over and over again how minimal my thoughts are of God. hashtag too human.
“Lift your eyes and look to the heavens:who created all of these?He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of His great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.” Isaiah 40:26
I sit here in awe as I reread His Word and how intentional my Creator is with me and how He knows me and STILL pursues an intimate love relationship with me.
God – how can I pick one aspect of your character to be thankful for? It just is not possible. You have brought me out of the pit and set my feet on a rock. You, Father, are my favorite. Continue to give me the perspective how you are before all things… above all things. You are a good, good Father who wants the best for His kids and what will bring you the most glory. Father, thoroughly ruin my shallow, human thoughts of you. There is nothing or no one who compares to you.
“Living becomes an awesome business when you realize that you spend every moment of your life in the sight an company of an omniscient, omnipresent Creator.” (J.I.Packer)