[CF Devotionals] 2015-07-01 - Looking Up

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I was driving up the interstate, and was at one of the beautiful spots I so enjoy I saw a picturesque scene. There were a couple rolling hills that met and appeared to bow down together, and behind them were layers of beautiful mountains. It was one of those grand scenes you might see on a post card, or perhaps as a photo on a calendar. Standing on the field, sort-of in front of where those hills met, were a small herd of cattle. They were all doing what cattle do. Some were moving around, but most of them were just grazing, noses to the ground.

I thought of how we are all so often with our noses into something. We may be looking at a TV, a phone, a project, looking ahead driving (as we should be!!), a kids’ sporting event, time at the park, and many other activities - none of which are necessarily a bad thing. Yet we, like cattle, may not just lift our heads long enough to look around and see the beauty given to us by the most amazing artist in the world. I admit I am quite affected by those scenes, and may look to them more than the average person; however, I too need to stop more and pay attention to the beauty around me. It’s a form of renewal. It’s a humbling experience. It’s a reminder that the creator of the universe is supreme. It’s a way for Him to connect to us, and he wants to give us himself more than anything. So, look up and say “Hi” to your Father, as you go through your day.

“The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.” (Psalm 14:2 NIV)

“My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.” (Psalm 5:3)

“But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.” (James 1:25)

“For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me. Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.” (Jonah 2:3-4)

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2)


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All scripture references are from the King James Version (KJV) unless otherwise noted.

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