House of God

There are days that I wake up in awe of my Savior and I see everything through His eyes.  Days like that bring all the joy that’s inside me out. All seems right and there is a peace that wraps around me throughout the day.

There are other days that I wake up aware of my situation, my surroundings, my circumstances and the day becomes a chore. Days like that drone on and everyone and everything bothers me. Yesterday was a day like that. Nothing goes quite right. My emotions take over and although I continue to have joy inside… it’s WAY deep.

Fortunately today is different. Watching the sunrise and singing at the top of my lungs Rich Mullins’ lyrics… “Every house must have it’s builder and I awoke in the house of God.” There’s something about that song that gets me every time. It draws me out of my self and puts my focus on the ONE who created everything I see.

This morning I spotted a grasshopper that had jumped on my truck window. I talked to him all the way home. Funny… don’t ever remember talking to a bug before, but oh well. “We” enjoyed the ride home and I was reminded, once again, of God’s creativity. He has handcrafted every bug, animal, plant, person, body of water, etc. His prints are all over. This morning I noticed them in a grasshopper and a sunrise.

So for August 12, 2010 my joy overflows. I feel loved and adored by my Love… the one who sent a grasshopper to remind me of Him. :-)

5 thoughts on “House of God”

  1. Shelia, Years ago when God was molding me like a piece of clay(tough time for me.. a time of forgiveness and growth), I noticed that I would see a butterfly at least once a day.. I began to realize God would send me a butterfly (whether big or tiny) each day to remind me He is thinking of me.. It is still happening to this day !!! And my favorite is when I see one in the winter, when they shouldnt be around !!!

    Just wanted to let you know that I think of you often.. I pray for you all the time !!

    Have a blessed day in the Lord, and keep your eyes peeled for grasshoppers !!! :)

  2. Thanks ladies :-) Tracy, three and a half years ago it was sand dollars. Seriously. We went to a beach that I had been on numerous occasions growing up, knowing that if you even found a small PIECE of a sand dollar you were lucky. I had prayed that God would remind me of his presence. I literally found a 1/2 a cup full of WHOLE sand dollars. I cried. I continued to find them or see them for awhile.

    Yesterday when we were at Michael’s a grasshopper was in our cart. The kids thought it was awesome and I just thought it strange that it would be in a shopping cart. Didn’t think anything about it until I saw the grasshopper on my windshield this morning.

    Isn’t that SO like God??? LOVE that about Him!!! He knows more than anyone how much I like surprises :-)

  3. Sheila, I’m so glad that you were up to have this experience and that the Lord was whispering to you through that grasshopper! I hope you experience a beautiful sunset tonight! And you are a great writer!! k

  4. You writings always have a way of touching me when I need it the most. I thank God for you daily! Love you to the moon!

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