I feel like I am always in a hurry. Looking to the next thing. I love accomplishing things and get satisfaction in something being completed. But sometimes it’s the journey that makes a difference and not the satisfaction of completion.
Recently my husband and I went on a jet ski for an hour in the Atlantic Ocean. It was absolutely beautiful. My devotion for that morning was timely as it was about enjoying the adventure and the beauty of what God has given us. I soaked it all in. I loved being in the wide open ocean on a vessel that allowed me to be so near the water. The further out in the ocean we went, the clearer the water was. We could see the bottom of the ocean in parts. We saw fish and turtles swimming. The sun was beautiful. The clouds were fluffy and in the distance we could see a magnificent storm brewing.
The faster we went on the jet ski the more wind and water blew on my face and in my hair. I held tight to the life jacket of my husband and quietly thanked God for giving him to me. We drove slowly and enjoyed the view of the ocean then went faster and enjoyed the spray of the salt water.
I could have stayed out there all day just soaking in the sun and the beauty of creation. I was a little sad when it was over but I was glad I had read the devotion that morning to make me remember to slow down, don’t hurry, and soak in all that God put out there for us to enjoy. God wants us to be joyful and happy and gave us this whole earth to enjoy. There is so much to do on this earth and I want to see and do it all!!
Thank you, Lord for all of your creation and for reminding me to slow down and take it all in! It was a beautiful day!
Genesis 1:1 – In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.