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Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Great Outdoors!

This morning as I was reading about Abraham
 and studying what the Bible has to say about "HOPE",
a few words jumped off the page at me.
When God talked to  Abraham,
HE TOOK HIM OUTSIDE, 
and said 
"Look up at the sky..."
Genesis 9:22


Those words,
 "HE TOOK HIM OUTSIDE",
made me think of how many times God ministers to me
and restores my soul by taking me outside!



God often calls our attention to things in the world
that He has made and takes care of,
and reminds us to
"Look at the birds of the air;
they do not sow or reap or store away in barns,
and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not much more valuable than they?"
Matthew 6:26

In the book of Job,
God does not explain why Job went through all his troubles,
but in Job chapters 38 and 39,
He simply calls Job's attention to nature.
His language is picturesque...
even mentioning He is the one who
"sets the wild donkeys free"!
Job 39:5



Last night my friend TJ and I went for a walk 
just before the sun set.
"No matter how stressed I am," TJ said,
"I always feel better
 when I get outside and go for a walk."


So maybe you might want to
GO OUTSIDE TODAY
and see what God has to show you!
He said,
"And you will seek Me and find Me,
when you search for Me with all your heart."
Jeremiah 29:13


Maybe, like my friend TJ, you'll find it does you good!
I know it certainly helps me to go outside...
It seems to help me see God in nature,
feel His presence near me,
and remind me of His promises.


Happy Fall!
Thanks for dropping by!
Although I've been marveling at many wonderful Names for God,
I don't have a new one posted this week.
You might find one that meets your need by perusing them all
in my new format at Rock4Today!

2 comments:

NC Sue said...

Nature is often God's way of speaking to me as well. Just now hurricane Matthew is drenching us rather thoroughly. I wonder what God is trying to say to me right now?

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Ruth Hiebert said...

God's creation, seen in nature is most refreshing and uplifting.Thanks for sharing these thoughts and photos.