Yesterday was Art class for the kids so I headed to my favorite park for some study, prayer, and nature walking. Today was exceptionally beautiful. I took my camera and headed on a little walk and came to the stream that runs in the center of the park.
It was so pretty at first but as I began to walk along the way I noticed that its flow was being blocked by massive piles of leaves and debris as well as some trash. It sadden me because it was so pretty when I first came to the stream but the more I walked along the more trashed and blocked up the stream was.
I had prayed that I would learn something in nature that day before the walk and once I seen this I knew God was impressing upon my heart that often our lives or shall I say our heart and souls can become cluttered up, clogged, and blocked by debris of life, sin, and etc. Our lives our meant to flow freely in Him. It is very important that we do not let the cares of this world, sin, and just plain life to stop Him from freely flowing in our lives. Our lives should be bubbling over and freely flowing for others to see Jesus in us and for us to embrace all He has for us.
I want to be like a flowing and bubbling brook for Jesus for the world and for my family.
"The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook."
I collected a rock from the little stream and I plan to write bubbling brook on it with a paint marker as a reminder of this sweet moment with the Lord and nature.
Have you just went out and ENJOYED HIM in NATURE lately? I encourage you to take a quick moment today to do so. You never know what the Lord may use to teach you in His wonderful nature.