Skywatch #10


Bedfont Lakes Sunset, originally uploaded by duopastorale.

Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.
Joshua 1:7

There is a catch phrase "Just Do It!". I have to confess that I am very bad at just doing something I know is right when all the circumstances say no and my knees are knocking. A few days ago I was praying for an increase in anointing for something God has told me to do. At the end of my prayer I felt that God had heard me although I felt rather the same. So I asked the Lord, "When will the anointing come Lord?", and the answer I heard was , "The anointing will come when you step out and do it". This was perhaps not the answer I was looking for but on reflection I have come to realise that this is in fact a much simpler way of going about things. God has given us all gifts and talents and callings. All we have to do is use them for His glory. As we do, then God will anoint us afresh and we can leave the results to Him.

Today's post is part of the Skywatch Friday theme. For more skywatch photos, visit Tom at Wigger's World. Have a lovely weeekend everyone!

Comments

Carole said…
This is amazing!
Daniel J Santos said…
fantastic image, very very beautiful.
zakscloset said…
great picture of the sky! and a beautiful story as always. why is it so hard to "just do it", really!
Old Wom Tigley said…
What a fantastic view...
Tom
Beautiful picture! The Red Sea did not open until the Priest put there foot in the water. We obey and then God fulfills.
Susan
quintarantino said…
An absolutely amazing and astonishing reflection ... and very peacefull view.
Truls said…
What a reflection. Devine!
SandyCarlson said…
Mike, What's to say? Spectacular as ever. I hope you find the courage to do this thing! God bless.
Snap Catch said…
WOW! Perfect catch! mine's up too hope you can drop by...
Carletta said…
Awesome! That reflection is gorgeous.
wow how beautiful photo!!!
imac said…
Oh - just fantastic Mike.

Come Visit my skies from Canvey Island.
ellen b said…
Beautiful photograph and great lessons you are learning as you trust and obey...
John said…
This is a very good shot, great reflection.
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Anne-Berit said…
Just beautiful:o)
Kostas said…
Marvellous photograph with a lot of chromatic nuances, reflections, good frame, and prospect,
Very good post!
Nice weekend!
madeforjoy said…
Mike-your photos display the wonder and power of God. He can be trusted--and it is only him we are to fear.

"Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all my commands always, so that it might go well with them and their children forever!" Deut 5:29

~Suz.
dot said…
Beautiful post and picture!
leslie said…
Stunning photo and a wonderful commentary along with it. Thank you for sharing your thoughts along with the photo. Blessings to you. :D
granmal said…
Beautiful picture.
Your words apply to us all - we just need to step out and do it!
Paulie said…
Stupendous reflection! I very much liked the accompanying essay. . .
Marie said…
I love this post!
This is a very nice photo:) Love it!
fishing guy said…
Mike: Very nice post with an outstanding photo.
Gudl said…
That is an awesome photo!
I hope for you, that your fresh anointing will come.
God is good.
Debbie in NC said…
Absolutely gorgeous capturing the reflection!

Your post hit very close to home with me. Thank you for sharing with us.
Angie said…
Great words to 'reflect' on with the image.

I've heard it said, God doesn't call the equipped. He equips the called.
Petunia said…
WoW!
Brilliant!
happyone said…
Beautiful picture.
Great post.
The hardest step is always the first one.
Kim said…
Wonderful image and beautiful words, thank you
Dick said…
Oh, this is like being in a dream, excellent photo.
Berit said…
This is very beautiful!!
Have a nice weekend.
Sky and its reflex formed a dual image!

It's fantastic!!

Luiz
Gudl said…
I saw your comment on Wanda's blog and had to laugh.
You have a nice sense of humor.
Anonymous said…
I echo your sentiments.
Texas Travelers said…
Uplifting (and scary) thoughts and beautiful photograph
Wanda said…
Oh Mike, how you and my husband think alike....that's why I call you Pastor Mike.
His sermon Sunday, was on Praying Church....and he used that motto ---about prayer....JUST DO IT!!!

Blessing on you and I wish I could email you a "English" cookie.
RuneE said…
A peaceful and quiet reflection. Well worth showing to the rest of us.
Kim S in SC said…
I love this post and it goes well with your blog site name: This I Do! Praying for that courage to step out and do it!
In Him,
Kim