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"Patches of Godlight"

Sunday, January 20, 2013

From Evernote:
"There are no ordinary things…A row of cabbages, a farmyard cat, a wrinkled motherly face, a tiled roof, a single sentence in a book–each fragments of sunlight break through dark wood, so parts of creation seen for what they are act as ‘patches of Godlight’ in the world. "
C.S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm


The art and skill of blessed living hinges greatly upon ones ability to see God in all the ordinary details of life while receiving each with a thankful heart. We long for the mountain top experiences in life, yet we forget life is defined by the routine events of the valley. The man that sees God in all things…has redeemed his life so that there exist no ordinary things. All things, no matter how mundane, bring joy and shed new light on their infinite Creator. Action. My sons, blessed, abundant living is tied directly to how much of God you see in the routine details of your life. So…if you desire to grow in your enjoyment of life…cultivate prayerfully a mind that works to see more of God and give more thanks in and for all things. This is the type of man you should long to be…for this type of man will taste and experience the truly abundant life God offers to his kids.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EBURGITE 1/22/2013 2:19PM

    what a beautiful, timely reminder for me. thanks so much. we call them "Godthings." i like Godlight, too.

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 1/21/2013 7:19AM

    What an awesome blog. Thanks!

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NESARIAN 1/21/2013 2:06AM

    emoticon Charming and heart touching. This phrase is new to me but I would like to share it with others, if you do not mind. I just love it!

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GRNDMOM43 1/20/2013 8:31PM

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LIVELYGIRL2 1/20/2013 7:44PM

  Our Pastor said that this morning, God works more often in the ordinary, so keep your eyes open for a thought or event, He doesn't only talk to us in a supernatural happening. emoticon

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 1/20/2013 6:12PM

  No matter where I look I see the hand crafted beauty of our Father God who created all of this by speaking forth His living Word to create all of this beauty for us His children.

As far as my eye sees I see His beauty unfolding for me.

thank you so much for a blog so full of Him, His love and His awesome beauty.

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123ELAINE456 1/20/2013 5:39PM

  Thank You for Sharing this. We have An Awesome God. Look around and You Can see what he has made and put on this earth for us to enjoy. Animals, Oceans, Rivers, Forrests, Desserts, trees, Flowers Etc. These things is what God Made for Us. So Lets Enjoy And Be Thankful For Them And To God. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment edited on: 1/20/2013 5:45:08 PM

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WALLAHALLA 1/20/2013 5:38PM

    Spot On!

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TXMEMAW6 1/20/2013 5:31PM

    I repeat often to myself, "Praise God from whom all blessings flow." Thank you for your wonderful insight into the handiwork of our Father!

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DEBBY4576 1/20/2013 4:52PM

    Thank you. The most amazing thing that God made, to me, are birds. I love watching them and feed them daily to be able to do so. God's light rains down upon them.

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MILPAM3 1/20/2013 4:20PM

    It is a blessing to realize you can be observant to the beauty God made/makes that others don't even seem to notice.
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LADYVOLSFAN1954 1/20/2013 3:57PM

    Ahhh yes. To see and experience all that God has to offer. The beauty that surrounds us is a true gift. That is one reason I love to walk. To be outside and enjoy the beauty that God has given us. Have a blessed Sunday.

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NANCYPAT1 1/20/2013 3:57PM

    What a wonderful thing to share. Thank you. It really enriched my world today. I came home from church and noticed some wonderful gifts from God on my ride each way. You put into words the way I feel and was taught to feel by my parents. I always feel close to them when I am aware that I do this because both are deceased but never were too busy to appreciate God's handiwork. Thank you again for posting it.

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