This was my sunrise devotion view during one of my mornings in Kauai, this last December.
It already feels weird to say that this was last year; boy this year is already rapidly moving forward isn't it?
During this season of my life, there had been personal issues that I've been struggling with and while we were on vacation, I just needed to break away from it all and get quiet before the Lord. So I snuck out of the room and did what I always like to do when my family is sleeping: exercise. lol
First thing ,I did was hit the gym to awaken my body and mind. I put on
my headphones and plugged in the Bible Gateway portion that I was in for the day and started my morning quest to meet with God.
(Listening and exercising have been my mode of devotion lately call my funny, interesting or whatever but if you haven't tried it, try it lol I am addicted to this)
Anyway, after a good warm up I felt good and I saw the first flickers of sunlight started to illuminated the sky. I took a break from the gym and walked out onto the patio of the gym and took this picture. I have to tell you the sensors were swirling that morning, the wind was rushing through my hair, light rain was dancing on my face, smells of Kauai Island and God's Word was coming alive as the book of Revelation was booming in my ear drums. What a moment. I just gets better.
The sun started to rise and I was filling invigorated physically and spiritual. It was time.
Time for the quiet get away I longed for.
As the sun continued to rise, I headed out leaving the numbers of "gymers" finishing their work outs. I had to catch the sun before it beamed over the mountain top. But how? So I did what any women who felt invigorating does, I broke out into a spring, I even started leaping over steps, passing over any zobied person just waking up to get their first cup of coffee. I was a blaze and on a mission to get the first glimpse of the sun with the Son.
Well, I ran my heart out (through my back out-I forgot I wasn't 20 anymore, or 30 anymore, nor well, we will just stop there lol) but I made it to my destination: Cliffs, water and sun.
Around the bend and down by the ocean shore, I saw the sun. I didn't get the actually peak over the mountain view, but what I saw was spectacular.
The wind blew harder, my hair wiped in my face, and worship music sung in my ear. I got to the
fence that ended over the cliffs and looked out into the sky. There I met Him and He met me.
It was beautiful. He spoke to my heart words of healing, words of affirmation, words I need to hear and be reminded of, He loves me and He will be my strength.
I encountered my Savior that morning.
I walked away from that time (well actually hobbling a bit as I slightly reinjured my back from my super hero stunts) a bit different.
Lately I've been doing this "Life" bit all on my own strength, with my own thoughts, with my own ambition and it's left me feeling empty, discouraged and out of steam.
We weren't created to walk this life alone. We weren't created to "Man-Up" and handle everything by ourselves, we were created for a harmony of help: God and you. God sent His Holy Spirit to live inside of us to be the powerhouse we need. I encourage you, tap into God's power, His wisdom, His strength, His way. I guarantee you; you won't regret submitting to Him.
After all, He is the only one with the Power to transform everything into to Beauty in His Timing.
"He makes all things Beautiful in His time."
Take that time to spend with Him today, talk to Him, walk with Him, catch the sunrise with Him or the sunset.
He longs for those moments with you.
It is amazing.