God’s beauty revealed in friendships

As I continue growing and experiencing many different parts of life–different seasons, emotions, questions, etc–I find that I learn more and more about God than I would have ever thought possible.

Within the past year, I have learned to see the beauty of the flower above, for an example, as a showing of God’s beauty and as a way for Him to say to me, “Look, look at this flower that I made for you!  Don’t you see its many colors?  I painted it just like that because I knew that you would find delight in it!”

And now, I am learning even more about how God reveals His beauty and love for us through all of our relationships.  I sometimes get worried because I know for me, I often go to relationships looking for something out of it.  Expectations that I have already created for the relationship can take the reigns and most times, take me down a pretty bumpy road.

But now, I’m finding that God gives us friends, family and even “stand-in” family members to show God’s beauty, as well.  If you think about it, the dynamics between two people are amazing!  God is the one that orchestrates all of it, too!  How amazing is it when we can look at the relationship and wonder, “What masterpiece is God orchestrating with me and my friend as the instruments?  What kind of music of worship can we create through the rhythm of our conversation, the crescendo of laughter, and the abundance of joy?”

Tonight, I just want to thank my friends and family for all of their love and support.  There are so many days when I take you for granted and am so consumed with my own, selfish self that I don’t love the way that I should.  For this, I am so sorry and ask for your forgiveness. 🙂

But tonight more now than ever before, I am praising the Good Lord for you!  I am blessed because of you, each and every single one of you.  Even if we have not met yet, I am so grateful for you, too, because I know that God has great plans for you!  I pray that we can meet one day 🙂 ….

It’s 2:10 am , and it is way past my bedtime!  Before I could even think about going to bed, though, I just had to write and let you know just how much I love, adore, and wish to thank you, my dear reader and friend!

Praying your day is filled with Sonshine,

Sarah

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