Slow It Down

“O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!”

“When I consider Your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained.” 

Psalm 8:1 & 3 (NASB)

Am I the only one who sits back and wonders, “How did you do that Lord?” How do you cause the mountains to exude so much glory? How do you create the perfect hue of blue to be painted in the sky on a beautiful day? Or, how about this one…How do you allow beauty to be captured into natural water falls and create such tranquility?

On a recent trip to visit friends in Seattle, we were blessed to stay at a beautiful resort surrounded by trees and mountains as far as the eyes could see and natural rivers flowing by. I absolutely LOVE spending time in these types of environments and natural surroundings. They make me feel closer to God, the loud sounds of the world are diminished, and more than ever I am always reminded of God’s majesty, creative power, His peace, and great presence.

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I mean for real, who cannot stand in the presence of this type of beauty and not be awakened by God’s presence and trace this unique handiwork back to Him. Absolutely no one compares to our God!

CHALLENGE THIS WEEK…SLOW DOWN!

Part of the reason most of us aren’t as healthy as we could be, is because we live life on the go. We do not take time to smell the roses, turn down the radio of life, and lean in to what God is saying.

  • Find time this week to spend in the midst of God’s beautiful creation. Go on a hike, find a bench near some beautiful water, or gaze at the moon and stars at night.
  •  Meditate on Psalm 8:1 & 3 during this time. However you position yourself, expect to meet God there!
  • Journal your thoughts and emotions as you take in God’s beautiful creation.

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ADDITIONAL PARALLEL SCRIPTURES

Psalm 111:2  Psalm 89:11  Psalm 144:5  Psalm 136:9