40 Days of Discipline

40 Days of Discipline: Day 17 – Creation (extra credit Discipline)

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Welcome to the week of focus on the discipline of Creation.  This is truly the “take the time to smell the roses” Discipline – figuratively and literally.  You really don’t know how much you are missing until you take the time to practice the discipline of seeing God through his creation. I pray that we will use our time this fan a flame into a raging fire.

Each day over the next six days we are going to use a scripture passages as a basis for thinking deeply about an aspect of God’s creation.  Be prayerful and allow the Holy Spirit to guide your thoughts.

Today our passage of scripture is Psalm 139:14:

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Meditate on the wonder of the human body from head to toe, inside and out, and give the Creator praise.

Please use the comments option to share your thoughts on creation.

2 thoughts on “40 Days of Discipline: Day 17 – Creation (extra credit Discipline)

  1. When we think of God’s creation we instinctively allow our thoughts to focus on the magnificent sunsets, inspiring waterfalls or mountains or the relaxing ocean horizons. We instinctively look for the large as God is large. When was the last time you observed the “ladybug” or “lady beetle”. So small yet so beautifully detailed. Even in such a small item of creation God remains large. There are over 5000 species described. God in His wisdom has added purpose even in such a little creature, they are useful insects as they feed on pests in gardens and fields. They play their part as they have been designed by the great Creator. It makes you think of the purpose God created us for. The next time you observe God’s beauty, look for details and know there is purpose. Just last Saturday I answered a distress call (scream) coming from my neighbor’s house. In my quick response I discovered a beautifully colored frightened iguana balancing on the window sill. It was about 4 feet long No one knew how it got there. It took all my skill to retrieve it to my neighbor’s relief. I was subsequently able to return it to its home base around the corner. God’s beauty is all around us. We simply have to observe it, enjoy it and give Him praise.

  2. I just think of how busy and distracted we are that very often we miss seeing God’s wonders in front of our very own eyes. Our bodies are just incredible, every single part has an amazing design. We get used to give everything for granted, but when sickness or pain in the body comes, we start appreciating more our health and we realize how difficult it is not only to fix something, but to create it.

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