Ducks for His Glory

This is something I just found in my journal from December 1, 2012

How the world sometimes seems to me is no longer okay. I never want to take advantage of this perspective I now have. With every year of my life, my eyes become more like those of Jesus. To begin to see the world how He sees it is such a blessing. To sit at Bush Pond and observe the ducks, and only see ducks, is taking advantage of Jesus’s eyes. Everything that God creates is for His glory, but I didn’t know what that meant ‘till now. Ducks glorify God by simply doing what they’re created to do. There’s what we call ordinary: effortlessly gliding across the water, quacking, calling out to their fellow pond-dwellers or simply just to quack, gently tucking their head into the crease of their shoulders to rest… Then there’s the extraordinary: the way they can go from soaking wet in the pond to soaring through the air. And flight! Flight is a miracle all its own. Ducks bring God glory by simply being ducks. And I praise God that He now allows me to see that. How I wish everyone had that perspective. I guess it’s just its own special blessing.

 So when  do people bring Youglory? I guess it’s the same in a way–when we’re us.

I wasn’t created to be an all-star musician, dancer, or beauty queen, just as a duck wasn’t created to be a doorknob or a cloud. A duck never tries to attach itself to doors in vain hope that it will allow someone entry. Nor will it remain in the sky trying to accumulate rain. It brings glory by doing exactly what it was created to do.

Now ducks’ purposes are perfectly clear to them; they just follow nature. Our purposes are many times muddied by sin or how we try to figure things out ourselves. So let us seek what the Lord really has for us–not what we think. Our perspective, after all, is more skewed than a duck’s.

Yet this I call to mind
    and therefore I have hope"   Lamentations 3:21

"One thing I ask from the Lord,
    this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
    and to seek him in his temple.”   Psalm 27:4


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