Hosea 6:3: “Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.”

Weather can be volatile in Arizona during the Monsoon season. A few years back a micro burst had knocked down our power lines, which left us sitting in the dark. In search for lit quarters, my husband and I drove around in the neighborhood. A few blocks away we spotted a little family-owned restaurant that was lit like a Christmas tree. There we stayed until the power in our area was back on. We were so glad when that finally happened; we probably appreciate electricity much more when we don’t have it.

Connecting with God reminded me of this experience. When I met the Lord for the first time in my life it felt like a light switch turned on in a dark room, and all of a sudden I could make out things that weren’t distinguishable before. Plugged into the Great I Am, I could see His power operating in my life.

Ignoring the Lord is like pulling the power plug. Disconnected from God we experience a power outage that leaves us dead on our feet; without the presence of His Spirit in our lives we lack everything that matters.

Realizing we are created is a big deal because we acknowledge where we come from. We are no accident; we do belong. And as we start realizing these things we begin to see the bigger picture. All of creation is connected to God. Everything points to Him; it is hard not to notice once we have become aware of His existence.

We have a Creator who cares about us; He comes to us like the winter rains – He softens the soil of our hearts and gives us the opportunity to thrive.

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