Monday, May 2, 2011


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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  1. Oh Laur this is so good! And I totally forgot to write about your giveaway on my blog post today... I'll share it on FB :) Thanks for having a blog... it's always so good to read <3

  2. Oh, this is such a powerful post. I would be lying if I said I didn't get chills. I need this today.

  3. What a wonderful post. Such great writing Laura, so much passion. I love when God can speak to us. I always tend to hear him through music, in the car :)

  4. This is a beautiful post :) I try to remind myself every day that God is a personal God..such a good message :)

  5. This is soo good. I saw that same sunset and was struck too Laur. It was a glimpse of happiness after so many days of dreariness. God is faithful.

  6. All I can say is thank you... I stumbled on to your site looking for pictures of a sunset and now I will be a follower. That was beautiful.