Saturday, August 20, 2011

I Go to the Water

My view as I write this...

There are different things in this world that magnify God’s voice. Places where if one’s just still enough they may just catch a breath of the Lord’s whisper in the beauty of a piece of His creation.

I go to the water.

The water serves as the megaphone God uses to speak to my heart. The wind is different by the water. Its smell, its taste, the way it can gently bombard me yet be strong enough to wash away self-doubt.

Peace washes over me as each wave crashes to the shore. The ripple effect of the water takes root within me and my hopes and beliefs are reenergized, growing bigger and wider as they spread.

When that emptiness that lives within us all gets too wide and too dark and I become too aware of my separateness from God, I go to the water.

The water has power over me, the only thing in nature able to free me from myself.

If you haven’t found the place, season of the year, flower or smell that does this for you, I encourage you to make it a spiritual priority.

There is much beauty in this world, let it inspire the beauty flowing deep within our souls. For God has created it all. He created the emptiness and only He can fill it.

God’s created places for us to meet. I go to the water.

The Shallows Resort - Door County, WI

Share with Me: Where in nature do you go to meet God?

5 comments:

CM said...

I know exactly what you're saying. I go to the mountains.

Brianne Duncan said...

Sitting on the shores of Lake Superior...

Kelley said...

What beautiful thoughts... SO happy that you were blessed with your special time with God! For me, it's autumn. The short week or two when the foliage is at its brightest... It's such a crisp, and carefree and spiritually inspiring time of year for me. I hope that Heaven is filled with autumn sweet gum trees! :-)

Debi said...

I also go to the water. You worded it perfectly. It's completely the refreshment, coolness, quiet...
We used to have a small fountain outside of our front door, I loved to listen to it gently flowing and trickling, it was so soothing.

Renee said...

I watch the sunset as it reminds me that God has blessed me with another day on this earth.