Learning How to See

The more that I explore photography, the more I realize about what it requires. You have to be alive. Awake. Able to move with the pace of the scene. Slow. Fast. A careful observer. A stealth mover with balance. Timing is essential but second to developing a sensitivity that sees something beyond what’s right in front of you. You need to see something of God’s movement, and in drawing closer to it, your goal is to help others see it too.

I’m still learning how to do this. It’s not just mastery of the technical (although I am in definite need of practice there) but it’s a lifelong process: learning this new rhythm; welcoming rest; making myself available to the moment and all it contains; maintaining a willingness to listen to the whispers which call for my attention and dare me to explore and try, to discover and think differently, to sometimes fail and at other times find that risk pays off. To dive into this realm of writing with light requires patience, humility, and courage, all of which I am learning more and more each day.

It’s interesting to realize the movement that God’s been faithfully working in me through this journey. It’s as if the sleeping giant is finally being prodded from its rest. Something of life is stirring inside, and I’m eager to see where it leads me. I feel at the beginning of a new journey with a path I can’t quite discern, but I know Life is found along the way. I am found along the way. . .

So where is God stirring your heart right now? You can be certain that while you may not be able to understand it just yet, He is calling you.




Ever so gently.

Are you ready to answer?

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