God in All Things

For since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities — his eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen being understood from what has been made so that men are without excuse. — Romans 1:20

The following is an excerpt from the journal of an 18-year-old girl:

Sometimes when we leave what is real and live surrounded by manmade things
We forget —
We forget just how small we are
We forget who created this world
And we forget who gave us the power, courage, and creativity to create
But when we turn to what we can never make, but actually try to destroy — not only are we humbled, but
We remember
We remember just how awesome He is
And we remember who created and could only create the sunrise, the mountains, the fog rising off the marsh, the meadows, the trees, the snow, the gravel, the living creatures, the running water, the moss that grows on rocks…
And then I am humbled
And then I am sad because I forgot
And then I am glad for this morning, for this rock I sit on, and for the sunrise I am watching awake this world.
I am glad for all of the colors I see —
Pinks, blues, greens, grays, tans, browns, whites —
I see a picture so perfect it could never be captured in words or print
And now I am glad I remember
And glad to have a place to write this
So I won’t ever forget.

Has life become so busy that you have forgotten to appreciate how powerful and wonderful the Lord is? As I read through this journal entry that I wrote as an 18-year-old, I am still convicted. So often in my life I get too busy to notice all that the Lord is and all that the Lord has done. We have a God who loves us so much that He gave us a beautiful world to enjoy and explore. It says in Romans 1:20 that “men are without excuse.” You and I can see God in all he has created — even in each other – if only we look…no excuses.

It is said that our God is an invisible God. I am not so sure. Have you watched a sunrise lately?

1. As Romans 1:20 says, what are some of the “invisible qualities” you can see of God where you live?

2. Do you need to take some time in your busy life to slow down and remember how awesome our Lord is? Take some time to reflect on the great and awesome power of God.

Psalm 8:1, 3-4; Psalm 19:1-6; Acts 14:15-17

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Kelly McFadden

Kelly McFadden is a wife and mother and is part of the HomeWord daily devotional writing team. Kelly graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2000 with a degree in journalism. Following a season of playing professional volleyball and training with the US National team, Kelly returned to school and received her Masters in Christian Education from Azusa Pacific University.

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