Focusing on Beauty #amwriting

Focusing on Beauty #amwriting wendylmacdonald.com For who in the skies above can compare with the LORD? Who is like the LORD among the heavenly beings? Psalm 89:6 NIV

For who in the skies above can compare with the LORD?

Who is like the LORD among the heavenly beings?

Psalm 89:6 NIV

Once, on a drive home from church, I noticed gas prices went up again. My first thought was:

God isn’t a gouger; He’s a Giver.

He made everything. And anything we make is comprised of what He’s created. He owns everything; and yet, He saves us and shares with us.

God isn’t greedy, God is generous.

God made my mind too. The reason I get what my husband calls “the thousand word stare” is because I’m a writer. The Lord designed me to be a thinker, tinker, and writer of thoughts. And although I was once belittled for having a busy mind, God intended me to be busy writing words for and about Him.

For 2020, I have chosen beauty as my focus word of the year for my personal journal writing. Photographing creation inspires me to consider the beauty of the Lord. When I contemplate how marvelous He must be to have created such amazing things on earth, it leads me to worship God with my whole heart.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Philippians 4:8 NIV Focusing on Beauty #amwriting wendylmacdonald.com

 

BEAUTY

The good thing about focusing on beauty

is it helps us not get bogged down and blue

about the not so beautiful stuff happening

around us and in the news

The good thing about focusing on beauty

is it reminds us God is still good

for His marvelous works are all around

so His character may be understood.

~wlm

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. Philippians 4:8 NIV

I’m nosy-to-know if you have a special word for 2020?

The good thing about focusing on beauty is it reminds us God is still good for His marvelous works are all around so His character may be understood. #Faith #Poetry Click To Tweet

One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. Psalm 27:4 NIV

Beautiful Blessings ~ Wendy Mac

One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. Psalm 27:4 NIV Focusing on Beauty #amwriting wendylmacdonald.com

19 thoughts on “Focusing on Beauty #amwriting

  1. Reblogged this on FOR THE LOVE OF GOD and commented:
    Here’s another great post from my Sister in Christ, Wendy L. Macdonald. She is a prolific writer and an AWESOME writer of Christian Poetry and I love to just browse through her sites from time to time to see what I may have missed over the years.

    Take this message to heart, meditate on the beauty and glory of the Lord and visit her site and if you are like me, a love of inspirational poetry, you will NOT be sorry and you WILL be tremendously blessed!! — Pastor Roland

  2. “… although I was once belittled for having a busy mind, God intended me to be busy writing words for and about Him.” YES! I, too, am a sort of ADD-type person -or EDD (Easily Distracted Disorder), and I, too, feel I am called to write about the Lord. I guess my word for this year would be FOCUS. πŸ˜‰

    1. FOCUS is an excellent word. I’m easily distracted too. It’s driven me to become a morning person, so I read and write while the rest of the world sleeps. πŸ™‚ I also write with my curtains and blinds closed so I don’t end up photographing all the lovely birds that visit my garden. Blessings as you focus.

  3. I am so glad God gave you that word of beauty, because we get to enjoy the benefits of all of that beauty too, as you share with us! What a precious thought to focus on the beauty that He has given. I am still confirming my Oneword. I am pretty sure I know what it is, but the Lord seems to be asking me to wait a little longer before I share. Thank you for bringing blessings here, dear Wendy!

  4. I’m reminded of a hymn sung as a little Southern Baptist girl!
    “For the beauty ot the earth, for the glory of the skies! For the love which from our birth over and around us lies, Lord of all to Thee we raise this our hymn of joyful praise!”
    Thank you for sharing, Wendy!

  5. Awww, Wendy, what a perfect word for you to focus on! I’m with you . . . taking time to admire creation always reminds me of God’s love for us and the amazing-ness of His creativity. I’m certain the Lord will expand your views this year as you focus on Beauty. My word for the year is PRESENT.

    1. Thank you, dear Jeanne. We’re sisters when it comes to photography and faith. I love what you do with the beauty you find. PRESENT is perfect. I constantly need to be intentional about focusing on the beauty in the present instead of fearing the future. Praise God, our times are in His hands. <3

  6. Thank you for bringing the beauty of the earth alive through the Spirit of the Creator. I have no word, but I pray I may become a word in God’s unfolding story of love.
    Peace

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