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Stop and Smell the Oranges

In an attempt to establish a healthier diet, I ate an apple, banana, and an orange all in one sitting. While devouring these tasty treats, the individual attribute of each caught my attention. The apple was crunchy and sweet, the banana bright and soft, and the orange was wet and smelled so fresh. This caused me to marvel at the greatness of God. He must have had a grand time creating all the different fruits.

God speaks to us each day in these wonderful details. Why don’t we take more time to observe and enjoy the beauty of His marvelous work? Why do we allow the hustle and bustle of this world to conform us to its pace, so that there are days when God is completely ignored? Is Satan trying to keep us from glorifying God the way He deserves?

God’s creation helps us to understand His existence and majesty. The psalmist wrote, “When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained; what is man, that Thou dost take thought of him? And the son of man, that Thou care for him?” (Psalm 8:3-4). He also states, “The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.” (Psalm 19:1).

Are you looking and listening to the creation telling you that God is great and wonderful? If you are spiritually ailing, my prescription to you is: Take two glances at the creation and get plenty of whiffs. Take time to smell the oranges.


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