Behind The Scenes

I pulled my camera gear out of the car in preparation to set up for a morning sunrise photo shoot.

Giving it some thought, I carefully chose where to set up the tripod for the perfect composition of sunrise and landscape, then slipped my Nikon D810 into the lever–release clamp. I was ready.

It was still pitch black but I knew God’s unique light show would soon begin in earnest, painting a rainbow of colors all across the sky. I love this moment.

Strung over my shoulder, I also had my second body, a Sony A6000 mirrorless camera ready to capture additional images from a different perspective.

Then, suddenly, the sky began to light up like a raging fire with stunning yellows, oranges, pinks, blues and flaming reds. I captured dozens of images in a mere few minutes, then stopped, caught my breath, and just watched the absolutely breathtaking beauty unfold. I love God’s sunrise.

My Sony A600 handheld, I stepped back. That’s when the idea struck me to take a photo of my Nikon D810 camera all set up to capture the images of the sunrise. It’s a view of the behind-the-scenes work at myPhotoWalk — Quiet Time Ministries that no one usually sees. Of course, the final image for publication to myPhotoWalk — Google+ Community, Catherine Martin — SmugMug.com, or a myPhotoWalk publication like myPhotoWalk — Quiet Time Moments is only seen hours later once I post–process my favorite images from the photo shoot and pair them with a key verse from God’s Word.

This got me to thinking. Just because you can’t see what goes on behind the scenes doesn’t mean that nothing is happening. A ministry like Quiet Time Ministries is always percolating new and inventive ideas to reach thousands with the gospel of Christ.

That leads me to something profound that occurred to me recently in a whole new way. God is working always behind the scenes to bring about His plan and purpose in our lives, fulfilling His promises, and bringing glory to Himself. Just because I don’t always see it doesn’t mean it’s not happening.

Paul said, “For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever” (2 Corinthians 4:17-18).

This means there are things to “look at” that can’t be “seen.” Where do we see them? In God’s Word. He promises countless things for our life and we need to realize He is bringing those things about “behind the scenes.” We shall see His work come to light in His time and in His way.

We are promised that “God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him” (Philippians 2:13 NLT). This is something you can know is true. However, there are times when this work He is doing is not seen to the physical eye. But you see the fruit of it in due time. You experience strength where you are weak. You find yourself filled with new godly desires. You grow in your love for God and His Word. That’s God at work in you through the power of the Holy Spirit.

So today, dear friends, grab your Bible and find out what God is doing behind the scenes! God bless you.

♥ Blessings and Grace to You!

Catherine

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We fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen.
2 Corinthians 4:18 NLT

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  • Title: Capturing A Desert Sunrise
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  • Description: Photographing a colorful sunrise in Palm Desert, California, USA.
  • Creator: Catherine Martin
  • Date Created: 10/23/16
  • Camera: Sony A6000, Zeiss 16-70mm, FL 21mm, ISO 400, f/14, 1/160sec.
  • Photoshoot: myPhotoWalk Photo Shoot in Palm Desert, California, USA.
  • Post-Processing: Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop, Topaz Software, Nik Software, ON1 Software.
  • Copyright ©2017 Catherine Martin — myPhotoWalk™ — Quiet Time Ministries. All Rights Reserved.
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