Wednesday, June 6, 2012

5 days of (everyday) Exploring God's Creation - Day 3

(everyday) Exploring God’s Creation doesn’t mean climbing Mt Everest.  I’ve heard from plenty of women who say they just aren’t the “outdoorsy” type. I can understand this – and sometimes I am limited to what I can do physically – and I want to encourage you not to underestimate the value of a family walk.

One of my fondest memories as a child stems from time spent with my family – simply walking around the block after dinner.  I live and grew up in Florida – where it gets down right HOT in the summer time. During the hottest part of the day – we learn to head indoors. We get out of the sun and into the air conditioning – either that or we live in the water – but even then we have to have sun protection.

Taking morning or evening walks is the answer to that problem – and might be a perfect solution for those who consider themselves the “indoor” type.  During the quiet times of the day (early and late) it’s a perfect time for mom and dad to hold hands and connect and do some family bonding outside together.
Point things out along the way - taking the time to point out a birds nest in a tree, a frog in a pond, or a special cloud formation in the sky – opens up the opportunity for more dialogue with the family. It's a chance to do some everyday exploring in nature and give glory to God who created it.

 It's an opportunity to share that with your children - and a way to help them see God in a different light - as a caring intelligent designer who carefully and intentionally ordered every detail in creation. 

By taking time to explore the world He made - we are giving honor and glory to our Father in heaven-
even if it consists of simple family walks - it's the focus and the fellowship that matters most! 

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.  Revelation 4:11

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Aurie{OurGoodLife} said...

This has been a great series for me! I love taking walks outside, but admittedly it falls by the wayside more often than not.

Thanks for the reminder that it doesn't have to be a big deal to get out and explore!

Jeri Lynn said...

I love this post Kelli! ...and you are so right. Mt. Everest is not needed. I do enjoy a family walk in the cool of the evening, even if it is through my own backyard. I will make a point of enjoying that a little more this summer!

Kelli said...

Just like Aurie & Jeri Lynn said, I love it when we do it, yet many times it seems last on the list. Thank you for the reminder.

Kelli Becton said...

awww thank you ladies for stopping by - I'm glad you are enjoying the series!! God bless-

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

You are so right, Kelli! I'm not outdoorsy at all, but taking walks with my kids around the loop in our neighborhood is always a good time. Thanks for the reminder to get out and enjoy His creation together! :)

Christy said...

I love how simple this idea is!