A Native Path

It felt like the sounds of creation filled my soul.

Isaiah 35:1-10

Reference: v.1 The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. (TNIV Bible)

Explore: I have just moved to the beautiful suburb of Warrandyte. Our block of land is made up of 70% native bushland. It runs along the Yarra River and is one of the most picturesque suburbs in Melbourne.

Just yesterday I was walking the native path that runs along the river and it felt like the sounds of creation filled my soul.

I could hear the gushing water along the river, the birds singing across the sky, and the breeze rustling through the leaves of the trees. When I am this close to nature I can not help but turn my thoughts to the Creator.

Application: I don’t think nature ever ceases to worship God. It is always obedient in accomplishing what God created it to be and, through that, it gives us pure adoration to the Creator.

It’s no wonder that scripture is filled with nature analogies. Just one walk along a native path leads me into a state of wonder and worship.

In a way I have been inspired to worship as nature worships – with purity, consistency, and with all that God has naturally given me.

Prayer: Lord, so often, even in our worship, we try to imitate others. May we acknowledge the gifts that You have given to us and use them to give You glory. Amen.

How can you worship God more like nature?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.

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