What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
Remember: "When God closes a door, He always opens a window!" You never know what might be out there waiting for you!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Have You Not Known? Have You Not Heard? Updated/Reposted

Reposted from December 12, 2011.   Note: This little ride out in the country eventually led to our moving to that very location that we discovered that day on that little ride out in the country, (actually the FOREST).  So, one never knows exactly what seeds God may be planting when He directs you to take a little ride and rest for a spell!  Always keep your eyes, ears, and heart open to His prompting! You may be pleasantly surprised at what He will reveal!
"Have you not known?  Have you not heard?  The EVERLASTING GOD, the LORD, The CREATOR of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary.  His understanding is unsearchable.  He gives power to the weak, and those who have no might He increases strength.  Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall,  But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint."
Isaiah 40:28-31

Eagle in Flight...photos taken by my sister Doris E. Hutchinson,  near our Dad's property last year (2010)
I saw an eagle soaring above the treetops today...out of the clear blue (actually the skies were a bit grey and cloudy). He just lifted up his mighty wings and flew above the noise and clatter below.  He reminded me of this verse...a reminder that I needed today.  I was not feeling particularly strong...actually I am tired and weary and feeling a mite weak.  Maybe a bug...or perhaps just exhaustion...either way...I needed a day of rest...so I took it.  Yep, I called in sick today...and legitimately so.  We took a little ride out into the country just to get away and talk and think and allow ourselves to dream a little.  Sometimes that is better than staying in bed or sitting in my recliner in front of the TV all day sipping hot tea and eating soup.  Especially when I saw the choices on daytime TV...I thought to myself, "I'd rather be at work than sitting here watching this junk."  So I was glad when my hubby suggested we take a little ride.

Anyway, it was therapeutic to get away from the must do list and the mind that won't let me rest because of the constant reminders of all the things I should be doing, both at work and at home in this, the busiest time of the year.  I don't believe that Christmas was intended to be a time of exhaustion and stress. It should be the happiest and most joyful time of all.  Christmas...the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ...should give us reason to sing and shout hallelujah and break out into a dance of pure joy.  It should cause us to "soar with the eagles"   in our hearts and minds and spirits. 

Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth...thank you for giving me the strength I need to carry on during this busy time. Thank you for helping me to run and not be weary...and to walk and not faint.  I am placing my trust in YOU, Oh Lord, and claiming this promise by faith today. Oh, and I promise to try harder to wait on YOU for the answers to my questions and the power I need to move ahead.  In the precious name of Jesus, the baby in the manger Who grew up to be a man and sacrifice His life for all mankind...Amen.

How about you?  Do you need to soar with the eagles today?  Why not let go of whatever is holding you down in spirit, and let God lift you up, up and away!  You will be able to return to earth feeling rested and renewed in strength and ready for whatever lies ahead.  Try it...He will not fail you.  He promised.
(Credit due to my sister Doris for her photographic skill in capturing
these pictures!)


  1. There is so much world out there if you just open up your doors and windows. Nature is so amazing and if you dont stop to appreciate it, you'll miss it.

    1. I so agree Jack. I try to watch for something different every day...except when I get so busy that I forget to look outside...and then I get so frustrated that I didn't take the time to enjoy God's beautiful creation...There is so much beauty to enjoy if we just take the time to look. I'm glad you realize that!!!

  2. Hi Pamela! What a great idea...to get out even if you are not feeling 'tip top'. I've never done that!
    I just came from another blogger who was saying she is so busy now. I agree with you, that Christmas shouldn't be exhausting. We can all do great things for each other, and prepare the house, but not get obsessive about it. (I can say that, because my house is trashed and my husband is making cookies!)

    I want to soar like eagles! Bring all my cares to the Lord who will hold them securely for me.

    1. Ceil, I have often found that the best medicine is to have a change of scenery for a spell. It refreshes and helps to see things in a new perspective, which can be very therapeutic. If one can't leave his location, then open a window, or step outside for a breath of fresh air for a few minutes. Take a moment to whisper a prayer or sing praises to the Lord out loud! Even when I don't feel "tip top", just a moment of prayer and praise can change everything. Thank you for dropping by! I don't know why I didn't see this earlier!


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