“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
behold – pay attention to what follows, to reveal, to gaze upon something that is being revealed from above; in Hebrew, hey
hey ( or ) – Hebrew pictograph depicting a man lifting his hands toward heaven in order to receive revelation; to look upon
“‘All around you are signs of my love, wisdom, creativity, and beauty. Those who look with expectancy will discover them'” (Simmons and Rodriguez, February 7). An enchanted beholder’s response is always one of expectancy: eagerly looking for and anticipating the beauty that surrounds us, that fills us. Traces of His love towards us are everywhere. “Beauty requires no justification, no explanation; it simply is and transcends. See beauty and we know it….Someone is behind it. Beauty Himself completes” (Voskamp, Devotional, 85).
Enchanted Beholder Moments are designed to help you lean into the moments and catch glimpses of His amazing love towards you. Taste and see that the Lord is good (Psalm 34:8). Refuse to sabotage the gifts He’s already bestowed. Accept His invitation to be fully alive and move with the rhythm of His Spirit (Freeman, A Million Little Ways, 179). Awaken to Christ’s presence in every moment. “‘The expressions of your amazement and joy, as you ponder My love, delight Me. This is how life with Me is meant to be – captivating, delightful, and exciting….Come, find Me in the wonder'” (Simmons and Rodriguez, February 7, emphasis mine).
One thing I ask of the Lord,
this is what I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to the beauty of the Lord and to
seek Him in His temple. ~Psalm 27:4
Disclaimer: Enchanted Beholder Moments might mess with your theology. Transformation requires a different mindset; it requires a willingness to change your mind and allow your perspective to be renewed. Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder. What you behold, you become.