Tuesday, November 11, 2008

He made the Son rise for me!

I work at a school that is 15 miles from my home. The school in which I teach is right on Eufaula lake. On most mornings I am speeding down the highway talking to GOD. I am sure that I am a funny sight to people passing by.. just talking away! But I don't care, the morning is my time to just really get lost in prayer. One particular morning I was totally having a pity party. Why me God? Why am I having to wait? What can I do different? God, why does it feel like you are so far away from my situation? Yeah, see. I told you. PITY. PARTY. No one was invited but myself. That was the horrible part. I was basically saying, GOD where are you? Then I glanced to the right of the highway and I saw the beautiful sun rising up above the lake. I saw the rays skipping across the lake as if they were reaching out to me.. the beauty of it brought tears to my eyes. It was as if GOD was saying to me. I am here. Look at this beautiful morning I have made for you. I am in control. Your needs will be met. It quickly brought a song to memory. It was a song by The Crabb Family. He Makes The Sun Rise - I have looked everywhere for the lyrics but I can't find them. But the song was basically a play on words.. God makes the Sun rise for us every morning.. but he also made The SON rise for us. I am totally not doing the song justice. I will keep looking.. I so want to share them with you... But now every morning I make sure that I look out over the lake.. and every morning as I see the sun light dancing on the water.. I smile because I know GOD is with me.

61 comments:

Laura said...

Great reminder and great post! It's amazing to have moments like that.

Liz said...

Beautiful post! I know that song...but you don't want me to sing it to you..B-A-D..some people call me tone deaf... hmmm.... love seeing Lake Eufala too...thanks for reminding us that God has a plan...it may not always be our plan or on our time schedule, but He has a plan and it is good.

angie said...

Beatiful photo, beautiful thoughts/insight!

lklalli said...

I love that song too! It is very beautiful:) Those words have to be around somewhere...

Kimber said...

Beautiful photo and beautiful post.

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Great post Becky! What a beautiful reminder of God's presence in our lives!

April said...

If only every one could see it. Beautiful post.

Julie said...

Becky, I wish we lived even remotely near each other (even on the same continent) I think you would be so much fun to hang out with... thanks for you!

Jen said...

Beautiful picture and beautiful words.

Susie said...

Everyone has those days: pity party of one. It is nice that you found a way to refocus your day on the positive. It is easy to get wrapped up in our "stuff" and so much harder to see the bigger picture. He has painted a nice one for you to remember.

My home - My life said...

Beautiful! Isn't God cool?

He And Me + 3 said...

Great Picture...great post!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That is a beautiful post-It is a great reminder of God's love when something that beautiful happens...Sometimes I think, How can anyone NOT believe when they see...whatever it is.

lmerie said...

Great Post!

Have a great Wednesday!

Jay @halftime lessons said...

GREAT picture!

Happy Wordful Wednesday!

Jay @ HalftimeLessons.com

Sandy Toes said...

How beautiful! What a great post. Finally, tomorrow I am acknowledging your scribble award...life has just been crazy!!!
-sandy toes

Amy said...

That is beautiful, Becky. And God is so good. My son loves a song (I don't know the name of it) that has the lyrics, "The shadow proves the sunshine...." I love that. Even when times are dark.....the "Light" is still there, amen?:)

Have a blessed day, Becky!
Amy:)

Kelly said...

Who doesn't love a beautiful sunrise or sunset. It really makes me feel God's presence. Lean on Him, he's there for you.

Amy said...

Just lovely, in so many ways! A magical WW to you!

Rebecca Taylor said...

What a beautiful reminder!

Aleta said...

What a beautiful picture. I kid you not, that sun on the picture is so bright as to almost be blinding - and it's a picture... on the Internet. Amazing!

Lori of I'm no super Mom said...

What a beautiful post! The picture is so gorgeous too!

Lisa said...

I know exactly how you feel when you look at that sunset. I too am a person to spend time talking to God while in the car and of course singing along with my Contemporary Christian music.... ah yeah, people probably think I am someone fresh out a funny farm, but I just sing like no one is watching and who cares. My conversation and singing is just for me and God.

What a beautiful picture!! Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

Jennifer said...

Don't you love it when God does things like that?! I'm glad you had such a special moment with Him. (o:

Kim said...

What a beautiful reminder of how awesome God is. He is ever present and ever faithful to provide exactly what we need.

sassy stephanie said...

I'm totally having a pity party today and you gave me the slap in the face I needed. *sniff

Jo-Jo said...

And your writing today brought tears to my eyes. God is good. All the time. God is good.

~*Mistee*~ said...

Beautiful Post!! :0)

Rachel said...

how great is that!

Michelle said...

Beautiful picture Becky!

Rebecca Jo said...

Love the Crabb Family!!!

And what an awesome reminder! God is so cool like that - to give us just little nudges when we need them the most!

mommaof4wife2r said...

i am always in awe with the grace and glory of God...and how, in spite of my failures andn questions, He is always present and ready for what is on the way. i have a friend who says "God is never surprised"...and aren't we glad? boy, what a beaut gift from Hiim just for you this morn.

Straight to Your Hart said...

I love the picture and knowing you were able to have such a Warm reminder of His love for you!!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Isn't that awesome and beautiful when your perspective changes and your mood shifts in one quick moment. It doesn't happen all the time and it can probably happen more if we let it, but it's beautiful when it does.

Jamie @ Baldwin Bungalow said...

I like this post! When you said Eufala Lake, I'm sorry but my mind went immediately to Carrie Underwood..."Catch a crop of fish in Eufaula Lake" (you know, from "I Ain't in Checotah Anymore").

Ok, I'm done. Have a great day! :)

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Great post, lady. I loved it. And I'm glad that you realize that HE is in control! :)

BoufMom9 said...

What a beautiful and inspirational post! Thank you so much for sharing.
very often when I feel lost, I look to the sky for my inspiration and feel the same things you described & see... God's beauty.

Happy WW!

New Girl on Post said...

You know where I feel closest to God? Not in church, but out in nature, enjoying what he created.

Great post by the way!

New Girl on Post said...

You know where I feel closest to God? Not in church, but out in nature, enjoying what he created.

Great post by the way!

Sarah said...

Beautiful!

Annikke said...

That is so awesome!

Grand Pooba said...

You're truly amazing, an insperation to us all really. I needed that slap in the face!

Darlene said...

What a fabulous post and picture!! LOVE that!!!

Miss Anne said...

I tried to find the lyrics for you, and I'm guessing maybe the song is named something else... but while looking at lyrics I found this one by the Crabb Family and I thought it might be appropriate for you today...

*remember you have my {email} should you need to reach out*

This Too Shall Pass

She read from her favorite book
Though I was small, what she said took
I never will forget her words, soft and kind
The pages were so worn and frayed
And there were notes on every page
Those memories I will cherish in my mind

(chorus)
This too shall pass, she would read
Through tear-filled eyes she'd look at me
Child, don't forget this simple thing I'm telling you
The day will come when you will need
These words of hope to bring you peace
This too shall pass and you will know that God has brought you through

It wasn't long 'til I would need
The help my mother gave to me
I found the things that God has promised, He will fulfill
Though weeping may last through the night
There will come a new daylight
The hope that I was given then, lingers still

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

Yep - HE sure is!!!!!

Megryansmom said...

What a glorious sunrise. Becky our prayers are ALWAYS answered, sometimes not the way we would want, but they are always answered. Thanks for visiting, I needed that sunshine today, it's a blustery day outside my window. But we are skipping!

Faith said...

Thank you for this, Becky! It is just beautiful and blessed my heart!

Mamarazzi said...

love it!

i love moments like that when He comforts me...it is all about being still.

Jamie @ Baldwin Bungalow said...

Oh good - glad to know I'm not alone on that ;)

Kellan said...

What a beautiful and inspirational post!!

Have a good day - Kellan

Kameron said...

Thanks for the reminder! We all need to stop and be still some times!

Jon and Steph said...

Thanks so much! It was really good. Beautiful photo! Great post to read!

Jonny's Mommy said...

This has happened to me so many times. What a gorgeous photo and what a wonderful reminder that God is in control, even when we feel like he isn't.

Sweet Simplicity said...

That sunrise is gorgeous! I used to go to Eufala a lot in college. I love that lake!

Megan said...

Good to know I'm not the only one who has pity parties! :-)
Great post!
Random question: Are you going to see Twilight on the 21st?

Keli said...

Wow...what a beautiful picture and a beautiful post! Thank you for the reminder. xo

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

I do the same thing on my drive to work in the morning...

Smiling Shelly said...

Great post Becky!! I love that you took the time to hear him respond :D

Liz said...

simply beautiful!!

Lindsay said...

THAT was a great post - and how awesome to have those 15 miles of alone time with Him. Seriously - enjoy every moment of that...mixed with some great country songs too, of course. :-)

Honey Mommy said...

That is a lovely photo and a lovely thought!