Normally, each morning I wake up and begin a half hour devotional time for myself. I read a few passages from the bible (right now I'm studying Psalms) and pray. Then starts my day of schoolwork..
Today, however, I felt the urge- more of a calling- to go for a walk. A walk around our neighborhood sounded good to me, and so, I started out. However, after a few minutes of walking I felt almost guilty for not doing my devotions for the day. I felt silly walking when I should have been sitting and reading my bible and praying. But then it dawned on me, I don't have to sit indoors to do my prayer time with God. Why can't I do it while I walk.? So, as I walked and enjoyed the air's fragrance of newly blooming lilac bushes, I thanked God for all of His wonderful creations. I was so wrapped up in the pure enjoyment of the morning, and just talking with God, that before I realized it, my walk was over.
So, I set out again to walk around the block once more. I listened to the birds chirping their morning song, and felt the warm sun as it came creeping over the treetops. I found myself smiling and felt immensely happy to be out enjoying such a beautiful morning!!
After I got back to my house, I opened my bible to Psalms to see if I could find one chapter or verse on how to describe this beautiful morning. My eyes fell on Psalm 95. “O come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; Let us shout joyfully to him in Psalms. For the Lord is a great God.” I love that!! It summed up exactly how and what I was feeling.
I was thankful for such a beautiful morning, and just to be alive to enjoy His beautiful works of art!! Suddenly my devotions meant much more to me. I felt so free to enjoy nature and rejoice in the fact that I have a Creator who gives me such amazing things to enjoy!!
God Bless. :)
~Alexia E. B~
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