It was good


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Serenity and crashing sounds

upon the sand, the two are found

 fleeing  from busy-ness

I lay upon the sand to rest 

and simply be- no need to do

I worship at the sight of You

at the wonders of Your living sea- 

its sound brings peace, tranquility 

O God of wondrous delight

time with You makes all things right!

It seems as if time stands still when I am gazing out into the ocean.  I took this picture yesterday as I walked on the boardwalk at the beach.  The clouds looked as if the heavens were shining down, radiating off the ocean.  It was a most spectacular day!

My friend and I took a short trip to the ocean to get away and relax.  It was so beautiful, we could have stayed there all day…hours went by… and for the first time in ages, I did absolutely nothing.  I didn’t have my phone.  I didn’t think about things I needed to do when I got home, I didn’t do any planning, and did not have a single thought or worry on my mind. Zip.  Nada.  Nothing.  The sounds of the ocean quickly silenced every noise in my head, and I felt nothing but peace.

 I am realizing that I need to be more intentional about turning my brain “off”… and more intentional about just being in His presence.  Not looking for a message, or a song idea… not looking for what He will  teach me or do for me… but just simply spending time worshiping Him for who He is- my wonderful Creator!

For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.  Colossians 1:16

Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so.  God called the dry land earth and the gathering of the waters He called the seas; and God saw that it was good. – Genesis 1:9-10

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Julie is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. She has a passion for leading worship, writing songs, preaching, teaching, and thrift store shopping. Julie has two amazing teenage daughters, two dogs ("fur babies"), and one wonderful hubby :)

20 thoughts on “It was good

  1. Yes!
    Yes! I know that feeling and I also know when we have that quiet time…The song…The poem…The painting…The creation…they just come….they all come.
    I am so happy you had this time. Much love…Lorrie


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