08 April 2010

Time Warp Tuesday - More

Time Warp Tuesday

I'm joining Victoria at Let The Son Shine for the first Time Warp Tuesday.

Victoria says:
"Join me on the first Tuesday of each month as we own our writing, old and new, alike! No more apologies over sharing old news--we're making what's old, news again. As we revisit our intended re-posts, we're going to add to them any new lessons and insights we've gained in the time since the original publishing."

I'm going back to a post from July of 2008 called More Than Meets the Eye.

On July 1st we took off alone to some less visited areas of Riding Mountain National Park, avoiding the crowds that were gathered at Clear Lake for all of the usual Canada Day festivities. In the beauty of His creation we both feel God’s presence more acutely.

Rick, as always, stayed busy snapping pictures with his still relatively new digital camera, purchased before our Uganda journey. We are both quite taken with the native wildflowers and many shots were captured.

Once home again, we plugged the media card into the computer and took a quick look at the pictures. Some very nice flowers indeed, we thought. A few days later, with more time available, we decided to take a better look.

Here was a nice shot of some sort of daisy type flower with strange pink balls on the edge.
We decided to enlarge the view to get a better look at them. Now we could see the pink balls better, but we also noticed something on the white part of the flower that looked like it might be an insect.

We enlarged it yet again to find a wonderful shot of an odd green bug.

This encouraged us to look closer at more of the photos.

This is a picture of a dried reed. When enlarged we found a damsel fly.

Enlarged again there is also a lady bug near the upper left corner.

It seemed that every picture we looked at began to show us more than we expected, and certainly things that Rick didn’t know were there when he took the shots.

I believe this was God teaching us to look closer. He was showing us that there is always much more than we can see with our natural eyes. He desires to enlarge our spiritual senses in the same way our computer enlarged the digital photos.

Forgive me Lord God for so often being content with my natural abilities and not asking for Your divine revelations. Help me to open the eyes and ears of my spirit, to be in tune with what You hear and what You see.

Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Hebrews 4:13 NIV

Today, in April of 2010 I realize that God indeed has been answering the prayer I prayed that day in July, and I have felt my spirit soaring to new heights that have enabled me to begin to see a little more of what He must see. At times that brings me great joy and other times it calls me to my knees. He does call us to be in step with His Spirit, so I shall continue to ask for His vision and His heartbeat.

May it all be for His glory!


Unknown said...

this is so neat! Thanks for sharing this! Amazing photographs, amazing message.

Victoria said...

I love this! Looking closer reveals so much more! I'm so glad you joined the time warp!

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures, they speak for themselves. But I love the message even more!