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Romans 1:20 (NIV) For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
One characteristic of the heart of God is that He desires to be known. If you were to ask 100 people where they often feel connected to God, chances are high that a majority of them would say they feel connected to God when in nature.. There’s something about the silence, the stillness, and the wonder we experience in God’s creation that leads us to directly to Him. As the Apostle Paul writes in Romans 1:20, God’s eternal power and divine nature are clearly seen through His creation.
Today, take the opportunity to consider where in nature you have felt connected to God? With this being the start of a new week, take a few moments to plan exactly when you will experience the presence of God through His Creation. Don’t just assume it’ll happen. Make a plan to experience His presence. Give your heart and soul the nutrients you need – the very presence and knowledge of a loving God.
READING & PRAYERS:
QUESTION: When have you experienced the presence of God in nature? What do you think made that encounter so memorable?
QUESTION: When will you experience the presence of God in Creation this week? Write it down, make a plan, and experience His presence.
Take a Step: This week, continue to utilize the One Minute Pause app at least twice daily to begin practicing being with God and resting in His presence. The app is free, and is available on iPhone and Android devices. See pauseapp.com for details.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I confess I don’t always recognize that I need You and presence in my life. Sometimes I put off being with You, only to come to You when I’m in great need. But I’m recognizing that I do need Your presence and am always in need of it. Help me to experience Your presence this week. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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