Posts Tagged ‘creation’

Just ask the animals, and they will teach you. Ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you. Speak to the earth, and it will instruct you. Let the fish in the sea speak to you. For they all know that my disaster has come from the hand of the LordFor the life of every living thing is in his hand, and the breath of every human being. ~ Job 12:7-10 (NLT)

God created all the beautiful things around us.

Man created all the horror around us.

I pray today that we will each do our best to remind man of God’s love for them, so that our fellow men and women will look after, not just the world around them but, one another.

Around us

Posted: July 16, 2018 in flowers, life, music, nature, prayer, religion, UK, weather
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In the last few weeks we’ve enjoyed some really beautiful weather in the UK. During that time I’ve found myself being very aware of the world around, the beautiful flowers, trees, rivers, fields etc. I know those things are there everyday, but somehow I for one, have taken then for granted. It’s only now with all this lovely weather that I have suddenly noticed it all again.

How about you, do you notice the world around you each day?

Whether you notice the world around you each day or not, do you thank God for the world he created for us to live in? If I’m honest, I don’t – I take the beautiful things God has provided in this world for me to enjoy, for granted so often.

So please join me today in promising to thank God each day for providing so many beautiful things around us.

Are you looking for simple ways to encourage your heart and nourish your soul?

Over the next while I’ll give you some idea which will hopefully inspire you to implement in your own life.

So here’s today’s suggestion:

Take time to stop and absorb the beauty of God’s creation

Watch the sun rise or take a walk in the park, or watch the sunset and just simply enjoy the splendour of God’s creation. Whatever you do to take in God’s creation, I’m sure you’ll find it peaceful and tranquil but also rewarding as you are amazed by the detail and beauty of God’s handiwork once again.

Repeat after me…
I am a divine creation – one of God‘s masterpieces.

and again, repeat after me…
I am a divine creation – one of God’s masterpieces.

Do you feel like a masterpiece?

No? Well you should, because God created you. He didn’t mass produce us, He designed each one of us individually and plan every breath and every step of our life before we were even born. God loves us, and made us in His own image so of course we must be masterpieces!

Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

So let’s repay God for creating us, by loving and serving Him all our days.

In Tuesday’s blog post I listed a few possible adverting slogans God might use if He was to create TV adverts. However God has no need to create TV adverts, because He is already the worlds biggest and most prolific advertiser in the world!

Confused? Well don’t be, think about it, look around yourself and consider who created everything you see…God!

Yes, God’s creation is the biggest and most spectacular, no-budget, clearest advertisement for Him the world will ever see. However, despite all we see around us that God created, and His message in the bible, many people still misinterpret His message – some deliberately, others through ignorance.

The most important part of God’s creation is of course the people, you and me! That therefore that makes each of us living adverts of God’s creation. Yes, some of us will be good adverts for God, while some of us will be bad adverts. Which are you?

Romans 1:20 (NLT)

For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.

So it’s down to us to advertise God’s message to the world and when we encounter people misinterpret God’s message we must do what Barnabas, Paul, and countless others have done through the years, we must tell them the correct message!

Let’s make sure the people we meet during our lives are left with no excuses for not knowing God, by constantly and confidently advertise the facts about God and about His creation.

This week, in various blog posts, I’ve referred to us celebrating harvest last weekend at Bellshill Salvation Army, but do you actually know what that means?

Here’s one definition I found:

Harvest Festival is a celebration of the food grown on the land. Harvest Festivals remind Christians of all the good things God gives them. This makes them want to share with others who are not so fortunate. In schools and in Churches, people bring food from home to a Harvest Festival Service. After the service, the food that has been put on display is usually made into parcels and given to people in need.

These days we don’t talk about “harvesting the crops” like they used to in the past, because we live in more urban communities where we rarely see crops let alone consider when they need to be harvested. However in the past, when the crops were gathered in. it was customary to give the best of the crops to God. The best crops are normally the first ones gathered.

Exodus 23:16 (NIV)

Celebrate the Feast of Harvest with the firstfruits of the crops you sow in your field.

So that’s what harvest festivals are all about. But what about us, what does God expect from us, His people, at harvest?

Well, as was mentioned in the definition above, it’s a chance for us to bring food to our harvest festival so that it can later be passed out to the needy in our communities. But it’s also much more than that, it’s a chance for us to say thank you to God again, for all He gives us each day.

We live in a world where we’re all so busy rushing around all the time that I suspect if you’re anything like me, you forget to say thank you to God for the all He provides for us. I’m not talking about all the complicated things in life, but the basics, things like food, water, a home, clothes, our education, our family and friends…and then theirs the world around us, the rivers, trees, flowers, plants, hills…

How many of those things I’ve just listed have you thanked God for recently?

Take time out this Harvest to just say “thank you” to God for all the things we have in life, the things that we so often take for granted.

Creation

Posted: May 22, 2009 in religion
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Have you looked around you recently and really taken in what you see? The beautiful scenery, the animals and the something we all spend so much time moaning about or commenting on, the weather!

Today I was a passenger in the car when we were out for a while. This allowed me for the first time in a while, to take in the views and scenery around us. Wow! What a beautiful things God has given us in this world, many of which I know I’ve been taking for granted. Yes, some parts are not very nice, but they are the man made additions we humans have made and not the beautiful things God made for us in this world.

My guess is you’ll have been the same is me, not really noticing what’s around us everyday, the trees, the flowers, the hills, mountains, streams, rivers, birds and other animals, the sands, and other expanses of scenery that have been unspoilt by man.

Have a look around you and pretend it’s the first time you’ve ever seen it. Look at the landscape, the trees, grass, water. Look at the animals and birds. Isn’t this a beautiful land?

I thank God for the beauty of this earth, and I pray that I will not take it for granted, after all, God put a lot of work into it!

The following video is accompanied by a song by Brian Doerksen which talks about all the things God has created for us. The song is call “Creation Calls“. I hope it remind you of God’s creation and that you find bless from it.