Worship Me in the beauty of holiness. All true beauty reflects some of who I AM. I read this in my devotional, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young on November 7, 2013. It was the first day of Mark’s and my 25th Wedding Anniversary trip and I was sitting on the porch of our cottage at Ti Kaye Resort in St. Lucia.
In front of me was the Caribbean Sea, so blue and gorgeous. Such beauty truly reflected who God is. For the next eight days, Mark and I soaked in His beauty all around us—
My devotional continued, This is the time of abundance in your life. Your cup runneth over with blessings. After plodding uphill for many weeks, you are now traipsing through lush meadows drenched with warm sunshine. I want you to enjoy to the full this time of ease and refreshment. I delight in providing it for you. So we accepted God’s abundance and refreshment—
And then my devotional concluded with: When you receive My abundant blessings with a grateful heart, I rejoice. My pleasure in giving and your pleasure in receiving flow together in joyous harmony.
How true! And of course the most abundant blessing was to experience the trip with the man who has walked every day of the past 25 years with me—Mark, my husband and love. Comfortable was the word that came to me as I sat in St. Lucia with him. How comfortable, at ease, pleasant and safe (but also fun, exciting and never dull) it is to be with him. That’s the fruit of 25 years of hard work!
Lord God, Mark and I receive your abundant blessings with a grateful heart.