We went skiing on Monday with a Don and Linda, who are couple in our church. They are very experienced skiers, and had quite a few good tips for us. The one that sticks out to me the most is actually a spiritual application. Don was telling us some stories from their ski trip to Vermont. He was describing the beauty of the mountains, and the importance of taking the time to notice God's creation around them. He said that the tendency when skiing is to ride to the top of the mountain, get off, and ski down the hill without ever stopping to enjoy the view. Skiers get so focused on the "task" that they forget the bigger picture. NOTE: Adam and I had plenty of time to enjoy the view from the small hill we were practicing on! =)
I think that this point can apply easily to our lives as well. We can get so caught up in the the tasks and concerns of life that we forget to look around at the beauty God has created in our own lives! In fact, this principle is one of the main purposes for this blog. I want it to be a reminder to simply stop and notice the blessings around us. God is doing amazing things in my life and your life whether we take the time to notice and thank Him or not. Remember Psalm 105:15, "Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men,"