I love traveling and seeing God’s marvelous creations wherever I go! It’s even better when I can see them with family and see the wonder through a child’s eyes!
This past week and a half I was blessed to go see my son Luke’s family who are currently waiting for orders in the Space Force. These are the “Guardians” that watch over our country’s satellites , space frontiers, and missiles.
Although I am very thankful.for our country’s wealth of power, it just makes me reflect on the one who is ALL powerful and created all the beauty I recently got to see near Sedona.
While driving from Phoenix toward Sedona, you see small mountains in the distance and can feel your body adapting to higher altitudes among the bush and saguaro cacti. Hello popping ears!
The saguaros are a testament of patience and digging down deep for survival that we need to have in our walk with God that we’ve talked about before. Imagine the power to survive in a place that regularly has triple digit temperatures and relentless sun in the day. It takes the saguaros approximately 100 years for them to grow their iconic “arms”.
Just like the saguaro, it takes us time to learn how to dig deep into God’s word to discover the golden truths He has for us that are like prescious water for a Cactus. Going to bible studies with others, studying on your own with the help of great teachers along with setting a special time where you meet with God daily are a few suggestions.
After driving for an hour from Phoenix, we got into some higher mountains, less saguaros and more landscapes that you might have seen in some old westerns and can see the power of wind and water erosion.
You might as well know that every geology lesson can also lead to a spiritual one for me. The wind and water erosion slowly wearing away the rock and not noticed right away alerts me to things in my life that might be doing the same to my spirit.
Not taking time to talk with Father God, not stopping to thank Him for the little things that add up to so much, not being sensitive to other’s needs could all be signs of erosion in my own spirit and soul.
My Bible study, praise and worship time coupled with prayer are what this girl knows she needs to stay strong in her fight of faith everyday. You are needful of these too and I hope this geology lesson has helped you make the connection with that in your own life as well. :0)