iSpy is a new, daily photo blog I've begun here.
The subtitle is: iPost what iSpy with iPhone

Here's my rationale:

God is sovereign over the majestic, the minute and even the mundane.  We should find Him there.  This simple project is my daily attempt to do just that. I will try to post one photo, each day (I hope) of some simple evidence of God's creation - something we might normally pass by without notice.

I'm not trying to get published in National Geographic, but I am trying to publish God's handiwork for others to see.

I am not trying to worship creation. I am trying to worship the Creator as prompted by His creation.

This does not come naturally for me. I am, by nature, a self-worshiper.

This is my personal attempt to put into practice such passages as these:

    The heavens declare the glory of God,
            and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
        Day to day pours out speech,
            and night to night reveals knowledge.
        There is no speech, nor are there words,
            whose voice is not heard.
        Their voice goes out through all the earth,
            and their words to the end of the world.
        In them he has set a tent for the sun,
            which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber,
            and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.
        Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
            and its circuit to the end of them,
            and there is nothing hidden from its heat.
    (Psalm 19:1-6 ESV)

    It is good to give thanks to the LORD,
            to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
        to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
            and your faithfulness by night,
        to the music of the lute and the harp,
            to the melody of the lyre.
        For you, O LORD, have made me glad by your work;
            at the works of your hands I sing for joy.
        How great are your works, O LORD!
            Your thoughts are very deep!
    (Psalm 92:1-5 ESV)

Related post here.

I was challenged to do this last year while reading John Piper's book, When I Don't Desire God.  In his chapter entitled, How to Wield the World in the Fight for Joy, he listed 11 resolutions written by his mentor for the purpose of "overcoming our bent toward blindness for the wonders of the ordinary." This one in particular stood out:
I shall open my eyes and ears. Once every day I shall simply stare at a tree, a flower, a cloud, or a person. I shall not then be concerned at all to ask what they are but simply be glad that they are. I shall joyfully allow them the mystery of what [C. S.] Lewis calls their “divine, magical, terrifying and ecstatic” existence.
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1 comment:

Mandi said...

Just found your blog and I love it's content. Thanks for sharing. Love your design and your photos. I too am a CHIEF sinner saved by a CHIEF Savior. He is good!