Monday, November 1, 2010

1000 Gifts: I Sing the Mighty Power of God

I sing the mighty power of God, that made the mountains rise,
That spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies.

I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day;
The moon shines full at God's command, and all the stars obey.

I sing the goodness of the Lord, who filled the earth with food,
Who formed the creatures through the Word, and then pronounced them good.

Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed, where'er I turn my eye,
If I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky.

There's not a plant or flower below, but makes Thy glories known.
And clouds arise, and tempests blow, by order from Thy throne;

While all that borrows life from Thee is ever in Thy care;
And everywhere that we can be, Thou, God art present there.

~ Isaac Watts

Rejoicing today in the beauty of His creation... giving thanks for all He's made:
(numbers 818 - 830)

leaf-littered gardens, glistening in reds and oranges and yellows
crisp blue skies lined with feathery white clouds... the call of a brand new day
bird chatter out back, the door open wide
laughter & giggles & more
tiny tomatoes, still clinging to the vine
autumn's harvest... not quite ready to quit
dogs on leashes, babe in stroller, the big ones on bikes down the street
around and around and around we go-- the outdoors still calling for more
summer sheets put away, beds blanketed for warmth
mornings to snuggle and cuddle and rest
homemade soups and freshly baked bread
hot chocolate, applie pie, and more
the thousands of ways He says, I love you
around every corner, in every tree, just waiting.... waiting to be noticed
eyes to see and ears to hear
and a heart... desperate to receive it all

"God made the earth by His power."

Jeremiah 10:12-13

holy experience

and the list continues...


gretchen said...

you left out one --- there should have been - a 3 hour visit to the southern part of the state. :) I understand - not to mention I would have felt even more compelled to clean my house :)... hopefully you had a restful weekend. Loved your list and the pictures. miss you friend!

contented sparrow said...

ah, smiling here...beautiful, beautiful post and snapshots of His handiwork!

Emily said...

one of my favorite songs! Your pictures are beautiful.

Linda said...

Heather - this lifts my spirit. I love that hymn, and your pictures are absolutely stunning.
You capture the warmth and love of family in your lists and an abiding love of the Father. You fill my heart with joy dear one!

RachelT said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing and giving me another bright spot in my day. The photos are gorgeous and now I'm singing a great hymn.

The dB family said...

What a scrumptious list! The world around us is so beautiful and you've captured it so well. Gorgeous!!