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Stepping Stones: God’s Beauty Deposit

Stepping Stones: God’s Beauty Deposit
October 29, 2009 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip
Last evening I glanced out my window and noticed the most unusual color in the sky; color created by the setting sun. Then something brought me back to that window for a long gaze. Only God Himself could create such beauty. The realization struck me then and there that the displays of beauty must have been designed to declare their existence of His Holy Being. My granddaughter’s face, a flower, that glorious sunset, oceanic splendor, the Grand Canyon, Hawaii’s volcanoes, the Highlands of Scotland, the Kenyan Serengeti – all these things are meant to proclaim his Presence in the world. The amazing part…these are just beauty deposits of the real beauty promised in heaven. Amazing divine splendor, untainted by the decay and sin of this world. Heaven will be like an endless museum of masterpieces, all leading to the ultimate, God. Everything else will pale and will be insignificant after we see Him. Just like time seems to stand still when we gaze at the sunset, time will infinitely stand still in His divine, awe-inspiring, magnificent presence.
Today, do not rush past these proclamations, these beauty deposits, without enjoying them and giving thanks for them. Think about what they point to, our eternal place gazing at Him. Let this overshadow the darkness, ugliness, or problems you encounter today. Click here to share with the Stepping Stones community your thoughts on the beauty deposits you see around you.

Prayer
Dear Father God, I worship You in the beauty of Your Holiness. Thanks you for giving me glimpses of Your ultimate beauty. Help me Father to not rush by the beauty deposits that You have provided. Your beauty is a gift, thank You Father. Help me remember that it carries a responsibility…to declare Your glorious being to the world. I pray these words in the name of Jesus Christ, and all God’s people said, – AMEN!

The Truth
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Psalm 19:1
And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
Isaiah 6:3
For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
Romans 1:19-20

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