Saturday, February 4, 2012


Yup, it caused the retreat I was facilitating to be canceled. L
Yup, it affected the seminar I was attending this week. L
Yup, driving was not fun. L
Yup, I spent a couple of hours shoveling it today. L (Maybe that’s a “J”; think about the calories burned.  J)

And, it is a wonderful and beautiful reminder of God’s handiwork. J

“For as the rain and snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty; but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”  Isaiah 55:10 and 11

And, it is a wonderful and beautiful reminder of God’s plan. J

The snow did indeed come down from heaven for two days where I live in Colorado leaving about 20” of visible, beautiful white moisture—much needed moisture—reminding me of God caring for His earth; because of the moisture, I anticipate wildflowers this summer.

The visible snow also reminds me of our invisible God and His purposes—purposes beyond watering the earth—the words He speaks have purpose—purposes that will be accomplished. Questions pop in my mind:
  • Am I expectant of God’s voice?
  • Am I expectant of God’s activity?
  • Am I experiencing the reality of His words?
  • Am I acknowledging God’s purpose when I experience that reality?
  • Am I expecting an above and beyond God? 
  • What circumstances today does God want to speak to?

“It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.”
Isaiah 55:11, The New Living Bible (underlines, mine)

1 comment:

  1. Sue, I am so sorry to hear that the retreat you were speaking at was canceled due to the snow. As we both know God is good and the truth learned from the preparation is always something I need more than the women coming need. I'm praying God will give you many opportunities to present the lessons learned in the future. AND praise the Lord for the beautiful snow. Today was yet another gloriously beautiful day. Sounds like tomorrow morning will be beautiful too....I'm keeping my camera with me to capture the beauty.
    Love you, Sue. And continuing to pray for God's grace, mercy and love to be evident each and every day in your life.