Thursday, November 12, 2009

With My Eyes

Yesterday, with a Gingerbread Latte in hand (brought to me by one of my students), I meant to link up with the Coffee Company Girls to share. Sadly, even though I was three quarters of the way finished with my post, the rest of the day got away from me and I didn't. So I'm "linking up" today anyway, even though nobody might be there. :) If you stumble upon this, thanks for coming on my journey with me! Enjoy!

Lately I've been re-reading journal entries as I try to embark on a new stage of my journey. In them, I write to God using all sorts of God names. "God." "Father." "Jesus." "Savior." "Holy Spirit." "Lord." And I wondered, do I really KNOW God in those ways? Father? Yes, He's held me in His arms several times. Savior? Yes, I learned a lot about Him and grace during "the bad year" (which I might write about sometime). Lord? I don't think I know Him well. And I think, that at this stage of my journey, He- the Lord and King- is who I need to know.

So I started looking for Him. And I realized, how could the Being that created this NOT be Lord and King? Many people look but they do not see. I want to see.

And this. The vastness of the ocean makes me bow down in awe. How could someone NOT see God here?

So. It is my goal to see how God is Lord and King, but not just to see with my eyes..... but also with my heart.


  1. Beth, I am just starting around for the END of the line first, so you are my first visit! What a lovely, thoughtful post, really a prayer isn't it?? I want to be like see with my heart and not just my eyes.

    The photo of the lake/mountains reminds me of our favorite spot in Colorado, Boulder Lake. It is a bit of a hike, but well worth it.

    Rachel Anne - Home Sanctuary

  2. Rachel Anne- it is indeed a Colorado Lake, but one in Rocky Mountain National Park. I think it was Bierstadt. :) Hope you enjoy your coffee. :)

  3. Thanks for the thoughtful post. Love the pics.

  4. What a beautiful post, and beautiful pictures! I have been on my own journey of late to really know God. Not just know about Him but KNOW Him. From my experience, not just what I hear from others! Thanks for a real picture of who He is!

  5. Girl, it takes me all weekend to visit all the company girls. I just fix myself a fresh cup of tea or coffee after the kiddos go down or while the hubs is watching some game and start visiting. Glad you linked up!
    Thought inspiring post! You're so right...and I imagine if we'd all just stop a moment and be still there would be much to see. I look forward to hearing what you find. Mean while I'll be looking too!
    Have a blessed week!

  6. it's kind of an exciting-gives-me-chills sort of thing, thinking how much more I still have to learn about God and what else I can know about Him :) Great post!


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