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Sunday, November 6, 2011

November 06, 2011 (loving nature)

loving nature

I love nature, God's creation...
I love learning about nature...
perhaps that is why I became
a biology teacher.

But I don't worship nature...
nature is a “gift” from God,
the Creator.

Using a tree as an example...
some ignore the tree,
taking it for granted...
some see the tree only to
avoid running into it...
some see the tree and admire it,
but only from one angle...
some see the tree from many angles,
really appreciating its form and design...
some are thankful for the Creator's gift...
and some few, look beyond the gift,
to the Creator Himself.

“If you come to worship for any reason
other than the joy and pleasure and satisfaction
that are to be found in God, you dishonor Him.
To put it in other words,
worship is first and foremost
a feasting on all that God is for us in Jesus.
This is because God is most glorified in you
when you are most satisfied in Him.
Or again, you are His pleasure
when He is your treasure.
Which is to say that God’s greatest delight
is your delight in Him.”
- Sam Storms

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