There’s a beautiful gift God gives me whenever I choose to follow His lead.
It started in the 1980’s when I was a newlywed and a new believer in Christ. I’ve often wondered how many gifts I’ve missed through disobedience to His nudges; but for today, I’m going to focus on the times I got it right.
It usually goes something like this:
“Wendy, would you like to get away for the afternoon, evening, day, weekend etc.?”
My husband often asks me this question. The Holy Spirit adds a gentle nudge to my spirit so I’m less likely to say “No thanks.”
When I say “Yes”, it’s usually after I’ve battled my tendency to trust routines rather than rest in the Lord’s leading.
My conscience usually wins. I set aside whatever I’ve planned to do, and I go on an adventure with my husband.
These adventures have led me to enjoy the beauty of creation in ways I wouldn’t have otherwise.
They are glorious times when beauty begged me to write about it in my journal, blog, and/or podcast.
I even guest posted about one adventure. It was regarding a long-weekend camping trip I came close to skipping out on. During that camp out, I had my first encounter with wild porpoises.
Sometimes my adventures with my husband have been simple day trips that gifted me with beautiful nature pictures to share on my Facebook page. The latest one was a trip down island to Coombs where we enjoyed Butterfly World. And if you know anything about me, you know I didn’t rush through the exhibit. I took tons of pictures. I took so many shots, that the next time I was out and about, I didn’t bother to bring my camera because my trigger finger needed a rest.
Sometimes my adventures with my husband are not so simple. One day he asked me to go on a boat ride with him that took us over some potentially dangerous waters.
Again, my conscious told me to trust God rather than submit to fear.
On that trip we witnessed so much bald eagle beauty that I shared it on my blog, YouTube, and podcast links.
Beauty boasts a Builder. That’s why I believe it’s important for inspirational writers to tap into the way creation calls our attention to the Creator. No matter how marvellous a writer someone may become, no one’s words can outshine the glory of God’s artwork found in nature.
Each sunset, sunrise, soaring eagle etc. speaks a billion words of His beauty.
For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. Romans 1:20 NIV
Each display of our Creator’s glory reminds us to say yes to adventures He desires to include in our life story.
I’m nosey-to-know if you’ve recently witnessed natural beauty because you chose to go on an impromptu adventure? Did you write about it?
Beautiful Blessings ~ Wendy Mac
P.S. If you’re nosey-to-see more butterfly pictures I took at Butterfly World (I hope you are.), please follow this link to my recent post about that spontaneous adventure: Butterflies and Encouragement for Your Faith