Tuesday, January 08, 2013

The Cleft of The Rock

If you look for the bad in people you will surely find it, but if instead you look for the good in them, more often than not, you will be presently surprised~ I think that also fits nicely with these photos taken of the same thing from three different point of views!

Be blessed today and look for the good not only in your family and friends, but look for the good that is in you...the good that God gifted you with...think about it...write it down and - if you need a daily reminder that you are worthwhile, try taping it to your mirror to reinforce it deep down within yourself that there is a good reason why you were put on this earth! (I'm speaking to myself here!)

This was from yesterday's shoot...I saw a very twisted up bunch of roots stuck into the side of the packed red dirt and rock of the mountain...I thought the roots created quite an interesting pattern, so I snapped a shot of it...but upon further inspection...I found the gem that I needed so badly for my inspiration that here it is ~ The gift of encouragement God gave to me yesterday...I am passing it on to you today. I hope it blesses you as it blessed me!
It reminded me of the scripture in Exodus 33 (please take a moment and read this short chapter of Exodus) - it goes to explain as such starting here with Moses pleading with God.

(KJV) "13) Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people. 14) And he (GOD) said, "My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest." 15) And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence. 16) For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? Is it not in that thou goest with us? So shall we be separated , I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth." 17) And the LORD said unto Moses," I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name.18) And he (Moses) said, "I beseech thee, shew me thy glory." 19" And he (GOD) said, "I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy. 20) And he (The LORD) said, "Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. 21) And the LORD said, "Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: 22) And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:" 23) "And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen."

God loved Moses enough to find a cleft in the rock to place him in and cover Moses' human body with His very own hand to protect him from the sheer intensity of his power, the sovereign transcendence of his glory coupled with the magnificent and unsurpassable, strength which would emanate from the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, that NO mortal could see and live ~ God loves us enough to find us a hidey-hole where he can cover us with his hands as a mother hen spreads her wings over her chicks for warmth and protection....

How could I get such encouragement and inspiration from some snapshots of twisted roots holding a huge tree to the side of a cliff and a little crevice in a rock???

God knew what I needed to see and be reminded of...His timing is impeccable!
P.S. He also knew how nuch I needed to spend some quality time with my very best friend in the whole wide world~
I am so blessed to be in love with my best friend!!!

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