May I Remember …

As I drive to work I get to witness up to five hot air balloons rise in the sky a couple mornings every week.  I was mesmerized the first few times I saw them go up but as the weeks went by I grew accustomed to them.  They no longer had the same effect on me.  In fact, I quit noticing them.

But recently I read an article on visual lethargy, i.e., the more you see something, the less you actually see it, and it got me thinking.  Just as I no longer saw the air balloons, how many times had I missed seeing the beauty and wonder of who God is that had once captivated my attention?

That thought shook me up.  I confess that many times I have missed seeing Him as I used to.  I needed to search the Scriptures to be reminded of the following:

His mercies are new every morning. Lamentations 3:22-24

He gives me a new opportunity each day to notice His compassionate and forgiving heart.
Great is His faithfulness!

He wants me to be in awe of Him – because He is worthy! Ephesians 1:7

He has paid the ultimate price for me – in spite of my worthless nature.  He did this so that I might have a life full of meaning and purpose. He paid it all so that I could have it all!  Who else could have done that for me!

He must be my focus. Psalm 105:4

This will remind me of who I am in Christ, that I am loved, and that I belong to Him alone.  Focusing constantly on Him will give me a better understanding of who He is:  greater than any circumstance, the source of all of my joy, and the One who directs my path.

God’s glorious work is everywhere- He created everything.

Admiring His wonders fills me with awe.  In 1 Chronicles it is written, “Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours.”  Also, Psalms 33:8-9 reads, “Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the people of the world revere him.For He spoke, and it came to be; He commanded, and it stood firm.”

I’m certain I will once again notice those hot air balloons as they fill the skies. They will serve as a reminder of God’s magnificent work in my life, and in turn, I will be in awe of who He is.

Ana Cuevas

Ana is the national director for Alliance Women; she has also served as a district director, worship leader, children’s ministry director, and short-term mission trips coordinator. She currently works as an elementary school teacher, and her husband, Jorge, serves as the Project Manager for Church Multiplication at the C&MA National Office.

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