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Nature: God’s Word and Works

Nature: God’s Word and Works

As we journey upon our purposeful pathways, we are able to commune with God in various ways.

One way we experience God’s Word and Way is through Nature. One can hear His voice in the birds, in the gentle rustling of the trees…and one can feel His light and warmth through the rays of sunlight.

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” (Psalm 19:1)

The better we understand Nature, the more we appreciate how natural patterns reveal the wisdom and love of God’s Laws. Nature is God’s creation, and nature therefore exudes God’s glory. Natural laws and patterns display the laws and patterns of human existence. For example, the thoughts, words and actions of man are akin to seeds which are sown. Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.”(Galations 6:7) The results made manifest in one’s life bear witness to the nature of one’s heart, such as fruit mirrors the health of a tree. “Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.”( Matthew 7:17-18)

It is exciting to draw parallels between natural patterns and life patterns. We find deeper meaning in the seasons, in the animal habits and habitats, in the designs and colors…and in the order. “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 men are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20)

One theme in Nature is God’s abundance. Reflecting upon Nature, we can release ideas of scarcity and instead embrace the eternal Source of good things: “How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number‑ living things both large and small.” (Psalm 104:24‑25)

Yes, we can take comfort that God provides – and provides abundantly – when we trust in Him. “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)

Traveling upon your purposeful pathway today, I encourage you to spend quality time in Nature. Reflect upon natural ways. What metaphors do you see? What laws are evident? What comfort lies therein? What praise flows forth? Rejoice in God’s creation, for He beautifully demonstrates His Word through His Works…

Copyright 2011 Caroline Gavin

How do you see the Creator in His creation? How do you see God’s Nature in the natural world?

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  • http://www.threedimensionalvitality.com/ Ann J Musico

    Beautiful as always and so very true.  My favorite way to work out is walking on our local Rail Trail.  Being in God’s creation is powerful on so many levels.  The colors, smells, animals, fresh air – studies show exercising outside in nature boosts mood better than any tranquilizer!  It’s no wonder – the closer we get to Him the more peace we experience.

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com Caroline Gavin

      Ann, thank you so much for your lovely comment!

      Ahhh, I feel like I am walking on the Rail Trail with you:
      such a beautiful description you give of the colors,
      the smells, the animals, the air…

      Yes, so much we can gain from being close to creation,
      so much we can learn about the Creator in His divine design!

      May He continue to bless you and inspire you, dear sister in Christ!

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  • Karen Lyons

    AMEN….i used to love spring now it seems like fall is my new beginning in seasons…fresh crisp air…smells of spices , cinnamon,mulberry and more!!!
    we live in the blue ridge mountains so when the leaves change….WOW we are always AMAZED at GODS creation!!!!!! Thank you for who you are in Christ and for being so committed to us and HIM!!!!!!!

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com/ Caroline Gavin

      Mmmmmm!!! Your words carry the aroma of Autumn!! Praise God for this glorious season!! You are such a sweet sister, a phenomenal friend and a precious partner on this purposeful path! Thank YOU, lovely Karen, for sharing the Lord’s love and light so radiantly!!!!!

  • http://www.MarianneClements.org/ Marianne Clements

    I love nature and I certainly see My Creator in His Creation. Thanks be to Jesus that I’m not reaping every bad seed that I sowed, but I am reaping the harvest of the good seeds I’ve sown and I’m reaping more abundantly because of Jesus. Apart from Him I can do nothing, but with Him I will BEAR much fruit!
    Have a Victorious Day!

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com Caroline Gavin

      AMEN and HALLELUJAH! Praise Jesus that we do bear fragrant fruit when we abide in His victorious vine! May He continue to bless you with His perfect fruit; may He continue to pave your every purposeful step! God’s glorious graces in abundance to you always, dear Marianne!