Gear Up: Nature

It’s Sunday night! Time to gear up for a new week. As always, the best way to do that is to PUT ON THE ARMOR OF GOD (Ephesians 6:10-18) but we also will focus on ONE area to strengthen our walk with the Lord. Just one focus to help us grow a faith that cannot fade with the demands of life and the pressures of this world. This week we will focus on NATURE!

I remember the day my dad called to tell me that he’d developed a new morning routine. He would make himself a cup of coffee and go sit on the porch and listen to the birds. I was old enough to appreciate the idea but too busy to try it myself.

As the years went on, I learned to slow down and take time to smell the roses, literally as well as figuratively. I listen to the birds. And, out here in the country, the tree frogs. I’m in awe of the lush green tree that sprouted nearly overnight when we had to add a spray field to our septic system!

The Lord made a beautiful landscape for us to enjoy. We just need to open our eyes and see it.

This week take 15 minutes each day to enjoy nature. Instead of looking at landscapes on your phone, look at them in your backyard. Close your eyes and listen to the different sounds you hear. Smell the scents of a flowerbed or garden. Pick a bunch of wildflowers. Enjoy this beautiful world the Lord has made.

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