Sunsets are hands down one of my favorite things in the world.
Every time I see a sunset...I am in awe.
I could stare at sunsets for hours (if only they would last longer)!
Tonight, as I was driving home from class, I saw the sunset.
Wispy clouds, bright pink and orange! The sky was filled with beauty.
I soon had to get on an exit that was facing East. Since the sun sets in the West, I suddenly was staring at a grey sky again. Just behind me the sky was amazingly colorful and breathtaking, but I could only see a glimpse of it in my rear view mirror.
As I was driving (and almost crashing as I attempted to see the sunset) I suddenly started to cry. God spoke to me. It was so clear!
First He told me how much He loves me...that this sunset was for me. (hello tears).
Then He told me that He has great plans for me...specific, purposeful, plans for my life.
He showed me the sunset to remind me that his ways are good, awesome, breathtaking, and beautiful. His plan leads me to His glory...His beauty.
But if I go the wrong way on the road (life), then I miss it! I may see a glimpse in my rear view mirror, but I will not experience the presence and greatness of all he has for me! I must turn around, and follow his road! I must step into HIS PLAN for my life!
Too often I want to follow my own directions, take my own road, my own plans. But when I do this, what am I missing out on? Am I missing the sunset? The breathtaking beauty that God wants to show me, to bring to my life?
The Lord is always trying to get our attention. He is a personal God, and I am so thankful. How is He speaking to you today?
“The Lord will guide you continually …” (Isaiah 58:11)
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