Jun 19, 2013
June beauty and seeking God
Flowers along the little grove of trees in our backyard - aren't they lovely? The sun sets behind these trees and in the evening the lighting is perfectly soft and glowy.
Spending time in nature should be nothing less than a worship experience, I think. When we stop and notice the variety, the order, the creativity - there is much to be learned about our Creator God, the author of all the rich beauty to be found.
We have had a lot of rainy days, but some sunshine too, and cool mornings perfect for taking a hot cup of coffee outside, along with my bible (I have to time this right, when Joshua goes down for a nap!).
I have such a hunger for Scripture lately. For many months after having our baby I struggled with spending time in the Word and in prayer. I was so tired and this new life with a baby was an adjustment in many ways. Some days I would try and get back in order but to be honest there were many stretches of days where I wasn't spending intentional time with the Lord at all. Still, He was so faithful to me, showing me many evidences of His love and patience through this time. But I felt parched, needing the water that is the Word of God. It is a gift from Him to feel that thirst, and this gift has been in abundance over the last while for me. I'm thankful for that, trying to be faithful in seeking Him.
And I'm not commending myself here - it's not that I'm a "good Christian" and am doing the right thing by spending x amount of time in the Word - I'm just desperate for God, I need Him. I need Him for the hunger I feel and the parts of me I need changed and I need Him for wisdom in this life because I don't want to drift, to spend the time He gives for selfish desires and pursuits. I want to know Him, to know His word and live it out.
Distractions and busyness come too easily, but there is always a way, and He longs to meet with us.