Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Blessed Thoughts From Iris Celeste

Dearly Loved

I love road trips. There is nothing like witnessing God's creation through the beauty of nature itself. The splendor of the trees, standing tall and strong. The greenery of the grass and the backdrop of the sky, all established for my enjoyment. Not one thing is fighting for its own space or beckoning for attention. Everything is as it should be. The exact way God designed it...In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1

My life is the same way. God views it all from beginning to end. The pitfalls, as well as the mountaintop experiences. He is not shocked by my bad decisions and wrong turns, disappointed maybe. But not at all aroused. He created me and knows all about me...Even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Matthew 10:30 How humbling. Nothing I do can change the way He feels about me...Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love. Romans 8:38

While driving in my car, surrounded by nature's ambiance, I felt the evidence of God's love. It was His protection that enhedged me and kept my vehicle on the road. It was He who commanded the angels to keep close watch over me-His prize possession...He shielded them and cared for them; He guarded them as the apple of His eye. Deuteronomy 32:10 Just as the trees and the land doesn't have to vie for God's affection, nor do I. He loves me simply because I'm me...God's chosen one, holy and dearly loved. Colossians 3:12

Iris Celeste

About the Author
Iris Celeste has always loved the written word and spent endless hours as a child being entertained through books. Writing became her chosen method of expression and with that her debut novel Praise Your Way Through was brought to life, as well as, a collection of her poetry entitled Seasons of Life. Iris also writes a weekly column entitled As a Woman Thinketh for Big Time Publishing Newspaper. You may learn more about Iris and her novel by visiting her at http://www.irisceleste.com/


Sharon Ball said...

What a beautiful reflection of the greatness of God. It was like I shared in the moment with Iris. God is soooo amazing!!!

iris celeste said...

thanks sharon!!! i'm so happy you enjoyed it. keep reading...

Rhonda McKnight said...

Yes, Iris, this was very inspiring. Thank you so much for being a part of UCFT.

iris celeste said...

the pleasure is all mine, rhonda!