40 Days of Discipline

40 Days of Discipline: Day 18 – Creation (extra credit Discipline)


Did you take the time to focus on miracle of human life yesterday? We are wonderfully made and this says something about our creator. Remember this is the “take the time to smell the roses” Discipline. You will really benefit from pausing to pay attention to things you have not paid much attention to before. All that is required is your prayerful time and concentration.

We are going to continue to use scripture passages as a basis for meditating on God’s creation. Today our passage of scripture is Psalm 19:1-2:

The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.

So, our focus today will be on the skies. During the day you can look at the sunrise, clouds or sunset. At night you can focus on the moon, stars and planets.  If you are fortunate enough to have access to a telescope, use it tonight. Take the time to consider the vastness and beauty of the skies and the greatness of our God.

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

3 thoughts on “40 Days of Discipline: Day 18 – Creation (extra credit Discipline)

  1. From my patchwork backyard I watched four tomatoes and one sweet pepper emerging from young plantlings and listened to a white breasted bird sitting on the top most branch of the golden apple (pommcythere for the trinis) tree. This, after walking in the area, catching the magnificent sunrise to the east of the St George valley as the sun poked it’s rays through the neighbouring trees to light up the leaves of the mango, breadfruit, plum and banana trees that continue to bear fruit season after season. I remembered the thrill of wonder that resonated from Julie Andrews’ opening scene of ‘The sound of music’ on the alpine hills. I stood amazed, but the song of my heart in this little corner of the Caribbean was:
    Mighty God, to whom all praise is due, I stand in awe of You.

    • Hey Kathleen that was wonderful.

      I often gaze at the clear blue sky and marvel at the wonder and ‘incomprehensibility’ of GOD … and I try to remember to listen out for the birds to remind me to stay in the present.

      The lessons I have gleaned from nature is that GOD is a GOD of order, HE is always on time and there is a system – relax

    • Kathleen – You captured the beauty of the sunrise in the east and thoroughly enjoyed the beauty of the sunset in the west. Looking “down the islands” in Trinidad the greying, blueish, pinkish sky reminded me that God is the greatest artist and he paints just as beautifully on the canvas of our lives, if we let him. Thanks for capturing the beauty of a Caribbean morning orchestrated by God so beautifully.

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