Saturday, July 3, 2010

Spiritual Sunday "Nature".


 Spiritual Sunday is hosted by two awesome women...Charlotte and Ginger. To join in post and add your name at http://bloggerspirit.blogspot.com/

I love being out in nature. All week we've been hanging out in the woods, in the hills and today up north at the beach. Being outside...in His creation...I feel a sense of peace....an exhileration....a contentment that assures me He's got everything under control. If He could put the stars in  place and the sun and the flowers and position all the mountains and trees and water....then He can definitely take care of things in my world.

When I was fighting so hard to survive....there were times professionals got involved and pushed me to take tranqualizers. It will make you feel better...peaceful...contented...free. All it did was add to the pain...The pills created horrible side effects....and a need to take more pills just to not feel...to not think....to live in a state of numb.... 

Then one day....I felt His touch. I heard His whisper. He made the difference. And being outside in His creation...in nature...I experience what no amount of pills or drugs could ever do...I experience real peace....and contentment.....and freedom. I have felt the wind blow...whispering Your name.....How can I say....there is no God......

18 comments:

Whidbey Woman said...

Oh, AMEN! I so agree with what you've written. In fact, I posted "Creation Calls" on my Wild about Whidbey this week. I love nature! It is there that I feel closest to God. Celebrate your freedom this weekend... not only as an American but as a child of God! Hugs.

Surprised By Joy! said...

Hi Sarah,
So glad you able to be outside in creation. I saw three butterflies this morning. They whisper his nearness to me. :)

Thanks for being there and for all your beautiful, encouraging comments.

Blessings,
Tammy

Just Be Real said...

I used to volunteer at a nature and trail place locally. I totally love nature and what God has provided for us. Blessings to you dear one thank you. You are a light in a dark place!

Ruth said...

Oh Sarah... what a powerful post this is! Its all about the power of Christ's redemption. Thanks you for sharing this with us!

And thank you for your sweet comments at my blog.

Blessings,
Ruth

Dulce said...

Yes, feeling the wind blow makes such a big differrence. you get to believe. Of course you do.
Great post as always. Happy Sunday,, my dear Sarah.

Crystal Mary said...

Yes Sarah, There is a God and you are proof of that. Because you are His child. He loves you.

Saleslady371 said...

Powerful video! I'm thinking of the amazing freedom in our hearts through Christ and his salvation and how much more freedom is yet to come! Happy fourth to you and thank you for praying for Amy, my daughter who lives in our town. We trust God!

Hugs,
Mary

Sandy said...

This is beautiful! I love nature, too. Thank you for sharing!

Destined to Win in 2010! said...

Thank you so much for commenting on and reading my blog. You are a great example yourself! It is so inspiring to see all that you have done! I look forward to staying in touch... God bless!

Cathy said...

That is just a beautiful video and song. Blessings ~

Lisa notes... said...

I love that song. I heard it again just this week. Being out amongst God's creations makes me feel his touch, too. God bless you.

Denise said...

Amen, this was a beautiful post.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

I love the outdoors as well. Even in my own back yard I feel close to God. What a beautifu video.
God Bless,
Ginger

☺lani☺ said...

That's a wonderful post! I love being with natures too, the more I appreciate God's creation.. thanks for sharing!

Barbara said...

Amen good post, thank you and I oh so agree, hugs and blessings, Barbar

Deborah said...

That post is so true, pills to calm someone can not compete with God! I try to tell my friends that also.
Blessings,
Deborah

Kathy M. said...

I feel the same way about nature. I need a regular "dose." Blessings to you.

Karen said...

Amen! This is so true....

I LOVE how you worded this...

"If He could put the stars in place and the sun and the flowers and position all the mountains and trees and water....then He can definitely take care of things in my world. "