I was out camping in June and I was just so blown away by the beauty found in nature – God’s creation. I was able to hike up waterfall filled mountains. I was able to view the panoramic scene from the top. I was able to go into deep dark caves – so deep I could see my own breath and bask in the awe of the glittery cave rocks. I was able to listen to rain pouring over my tent, and in the morning, I was able to listen to all the creatures wake up and sing a symphony of praise. I was also able to see smoke rising from the green mountain hills and take a dip into the cool crisp Canadian water. I was able to get close to a deer and its fawn breastfeeding. I was able to save a turtle from the harsh highway. I was able to ponder thoughts about God with a friend over marshmallows and fire. I was able to sing through the forest worshipping and exalting the glorious King. I was able to smell the clean fresh air and read God’s word while basking in the glory of His awesome creation.
Oh, how lovely!
With a generation saturated in the black screen of the television, the phone, the tablet, and the laptop, please remember to go outside. Enjoy what God has made and has called good.🌲
We’re meant for more. Much more. We’re meant to live, breath, taste, and see. We’re meant to touch, laugh, feel, and hug. We’re meant to glorify God in all that we do, and experience His magnificent glory. We’re meant to love Him and live for Him and not waste our only lives on this Earth staring at a screen, fading away. We’re meant for Him, His purposes, His glory, His love.
I would like to share with you a Psalm God lead me to while I sat on a rock over the lake in the morning. It is so powerful.
Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the heavens!
Praise him from the skies!
Praise him, all his angels!
Praise him, all the armies of heaven!
Praise him, sun and moon!
Praise him, all you twinkling stars!
Praise him, skies above!
Praise him, vapors high above the clouds!Let every created thing give praise to the Lord, for he issued his command, and they came into being.
He set them in place forever and ever.
His decree will never be revoked.
Praise the Lord from the earth,
you creatures of the ocean depths,
fire and hail, snow and clouds,
wind and weather that obey him,
mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars,
wild animals and all livestock,
small scurrying animals and birds,
kings of the earth and all people,
rulers and judges of the earth,
young men and young women,
old men and children.
Let them all praise the name of the Lord.
For his name is very great;
his glory towers over the earth and heaven!
He has made his people strong, honoring his faithful ones— the people of Israel who are close to him.
Praise the Lord!