One of my favourite things about nature is that the lessons it teaches us about God are literally endless. I’ve heard nature being called God’s second book, and I can truly see why - the more I learn about the things of nature, the more I see God’s creative hand in it, and the more I see how intentional He truly is. What an amazing Creator.
In just the Spring alone, for example, so many beautiful Bible promises come to life every day just walking outside.
When I smell the rain, I think of the blessings God wants to pour down.
Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord;
his going out is sure as the dawn;
he will come to us as the showers,
as the spring rains that water the earth.” (Hosea 6:3, ESV)
For I will pour water on the thirsty land,
and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring,
and my blessing on your descendants. (Isaiah 44:3, ESV)
When I smell flowers, I think of how God takes care of me.
And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin (Matthew 6:28, ESV)
When I hear the birds singing, I want to sing praises to the Creator.
Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! (Luke 12:28, ESV)
“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom (Luke 12:32, ESV)
When I see the trees growing back their leaves, I think of the blessings I am continually receiving.
And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. (Genesis 9:3b, ESV)
…Let the field exult, and everything in it!
Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy (Psalm 96:12)
When I hear the water rushing again after being frozen, I think of God’s provision for us.
You make springs gush forth in the valleys;
they flow between the hills;
they give drink to every beast of the field;
the wild donkeys quench their thirst. (Psalm 104 10, 11, ESV)
they shall not hunger or thirst,
neither scorching wind nor sun shall strike them,
for he who has pity on them will lead them,
and by springs of water will guide them. (Isaiah 49:10, ESV)
And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price. (Revelation 22:17b, ESV)
When I see blue skies above or the twinkling skies in the clear nights, I can’t help but praise the Lord!
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. (Psalm 19:1, ESV)
When I see and smell the new buds springing, I think of the newness that God wants to bring to my life too!
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. (Isaiah 43:19, ESV)
What blessings do you ponder in the Springtime?