The Sky’s Not The Limit

The Sky’s Not The Limit

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“Oh, Mommy look! What a boot-ful sky.”

The sky’s mesmerized me since I was a little girl. My mother conveys how I noticed beauty as a child—when I looked up. An enchantment that started long before I could enunciate the word beautiful.

As an adult, my adoration never wavered but, if anything, grew. Sunsets and sunrises captivate my eye’s attention. A painter’s palette of vivid orange and pink is an absolute favorite. Throw blues and purples in the mix and it’s hypnotizing.

William Shakespeare said, “eyes are the windows to our souls”—it’s so true for me during sky-moments.

Recently, I shared a sky-moment online. A sunset. I received this note from a friend, “I think it’s neat how you have always loved the sky. That is sweet. God was calling you to notice Him. I pray regularly for you to glorify Him with your writing.”

Noticing God 

Scripture confirms God wants us to notice Him in creation and in the skies.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands” (Psalm 19:1 NIV).

A declaration there is a God. He’s on display in the heavens. The sky and all of creation demonstrate a Creator and master artist.

The Living Bible describes Psalm 19:1-3, “The heavens are telling the glory of God; they are a marvelous display of his craftsmanship. Day and night they keep on telling about God. Without a sound or word, silent in the skies, their message reaches out to all the world.”

Glorifying God

The heavens and skies are storytellers. They testify about the glory of God. I’m also a passionate storyteller and my life’s a living testimony of God’s glory.

While I use words, the skies make silent proclamations. Day and night their message tells the world about God. He created them to display His glory continuously.

Skies at dawn or dusk speak without words. Yet, their message is loud and clear. We are the glorious handiwork of a magnificent Being. We have a story to tell. Do you see it? We are telling you about God. He made us. He painted His glory on our canvas.

I have a story to tell. Do you see it? I’m telling you about God. He made me. He painted His glory on the canvas of my life.

We were created to display God’s glory and tell His story. A message reaching out to the world.

In people-terms, the sky’s the limit refers to limitless possibilities. Eventually, there is always a limit for humans.

In God-terms, the sky’s not the limit. God has no limit. His love is infinite. His wisdom is immense. His power is immeasurable. His grace is inexhaustible. His goodness is interminable. His mercy is immeasurable.

God. Is. Limitless.

Sky-moments are intended to prompt Jesus-moments. God captivates me when I have no words to express His beauty. I’m enchanted by His glory, hypnotized by His majesty.

God’s calling you to notice Him. Your story is part of God’s bigger story. Do you see it? He painted His glory on you. He created you to display His glory continuously.

“Oh, Lord what a beautiful sky. What a beautiful You.”

Prayer: Lord, I pray my adoration for you never wavers but, if anything, grows. Mesmerized by Jesus as the window to my soul. I want daily Jesus-moments. Help me to notice beauty as a child of God—when I look up. Day and night to keep on telling the world about You. Amen.

 

Karen Friday

Karen Friday is a pastor’s wife and women’s ministry leader. She’s an award-winning writer and avid speaker who loves words and God’s Word. Karen earned a communications degree and has experience in a broad spectrum of business services where she is frequently referred to as Girl Friday. A blogger, Karen “Girl” Friday engages a community every week. Hope is Among Us is an award-winning blog that expresses scriptural truths as life happens. Her entire family is fond of the expression, “TGIF: Thank God it’s Friday.” They owe Monday an apology.

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8 Comments
  • Carol A. Castagna January 7, 2017 at 9:31 am

    The Lord blessed me with your post early this morning. An exceptionally beautiful word vision to begin my day! May the Lord continue to bless you richly with your gift of writing. Thank you. Carol Ann Castagna

    • Thank you, Carol. Sky-moments are intended to prompt Jesus-moments. God captivates me when I have no words to express His beauty. I’m enchanted by His glory, hypnotized by His majesty. Thanks for the kind words and blessing. Blessings to you.

  • This is a wonderful article depicting
    Your love for God’s creations especially wkem you would refer to me to look mommy at the beautiful sky. I somehow knew then that you would always love the Lord and inspire others as you do with your work and writings. I’m very proud of you and I love you so much my beautiful daughter both inside and out. I think at the time you were appreciating the sky as as a little girl God knew then you would be a good witness and encouragement for others and he gave you that gift and talent! ❤

    • Thanks, Mom. That is very sweet of you to say. I remember you always telling me how crazy I was about the sky…still am. God’s calling us all to notice Him. Our story is part of God’s bigger story. He painted His glory on you and me. He created us to display His glory continuously. Love you.

  • This is an amazing testimony to God’s greatness and glory. It is all around us when we open our eyes to truly see.
    Blessings, Karen!

    • Thanks, Martha. Amen, it is all around us. The Lord is all around us. We were created to tell God’s story and display His glory. Blessings as you show off the handiwork of His glory in you.

  • Katheryn V. Little January 9, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Karen,
    Beautifully crafted and worded, as always! Along with this “gift of noticing” that God gave you, He also, in His wisdom, gave you the “gift of expression”…. aren’t we glad! We benefit from your gifts as you help us see better!

    I had an aha sky moment recently, and I’m not the typical sky-person like you are. But I had been deep in study about Paul and his letters and as I was looking out at what was a particularly ominous/interesting sky that day, it occurred to me that this is basically the same sky that Paul probably saw on occasion! God’s sky is one thing that hasn’t changed, that man hasn’t altered (like we have and God has within the topography of earth….. be it God’s flood, the ancient archaeological tels like Megiddo, or the excavators of our day moving mountains!!) But what can man do with God’s sky?!! It’s such a picture of “He’s the same yesterday, today, forever”! Yes it’s ever-changing with it’s colors and clouds and such… but only because our unchanging God changes it! When I look at the sky, I see how purely God it is, un-touchable by man! And it’s fascinating to me to think of how our forefathers from the beginning of time have also seen God’s Glory in this very same sky!! Wow! Can we say MIGHTY BIG GOD!!!! The forever God! The eternal God! Amen!

    • Kathy, thank you for your kind words. Amen and Amen! Your thoughts are spot on. I never thought of it that way. The sky can’t be altered by man and it IS the same sky Paul and those of the faith before us, looked up and saw its glory…God’s glory and story of creation. Thanks for the reminder! His handiwork is seen in the skies and in you my friend. Blessings!

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