In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land – Psalm 95:4-5
I love being outdoors. It can be sitting out back in the morning with a cup of coffee listening to the birds. It can be sitting on a beach or backpacking through the mountains. I have found by simply being outside and being present in the silence of the early morning that I have felt God’s presence. It has been through that silence and calm that I have been able to discern His message and desire for my life, my marriage and my family. I have learned that it isn’t difficult to hear God’s voice if I create the right moment to stop and listen.
I was in Denver Colorado with my wife a couple of weeks ago. It was a trip to visit friends and explore a part of the United States that we had not seen. Our travels included two days in the front range of the Rocky Mountains. I was struck by the rugged beauty of the landscape. We stopped at the Gross Reservoir. It was very cold and the wind speed was very strong. I found myself standing alone in a state of awe. I didn’t feel the cold or hear the wind. I was consumed by the beauty of God’s creation and the realization that I am blessed to live it every day.