40 Days of Discipline

40 Days of Discipline: Day 20 – Creation (extra credit Discipline)

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Did you make a note of the lessons you learned about the creator from observing animals? One reflection I had was that God in his wisdom choose to include beauty and frailty in his living creations. Creation reflects splendor and dependency.  I am reminded that I am made in His image but I am nothing without Him.

Today, our passage of scripture is Luke 12:27:

“Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.”

Today is the day to “smell the roses” – our focus will be on plants. Take the time to see the beauty around you in plants created by God. If you get a chance consider the intricate details. You may want to use senses other than sight. How about smelling and touching. What do the plants teach us about our God’s attention to details?

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

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  1. I was first struck by GOD’s attention to detail when reading the Old Testament – detailing specifications for the building of HIS altar and temple – I was tempted to skip the details because I was bored, having zero interest in engineering and not being too interested in nitty gritty details – but I persevered with reading all the specifications for the construction of these wonderful edifices because I did not want to miss a thing.

    I browsed a few pictures of leaves and in the same way I was struck by the intricate pattern on the leaves – I never considered that before – wow – that got me to thinking there must be some intricate plan for my life, designed to precision by the MASTER – how EXCITING – but I am thinking based on the freewill choices I’ve made – how is the Master Designer going to re-direct to the Original Design – INTRIGUING …

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