I’m convinced that if there’s an eternal season in heaven, it’s Fall.
It’s also the perfect season for spending time outdoors, finding quiet spots, and rousing our senses, so let’s consider three ways we can draw closer to God in the coming weeks.
1. Engage Your Senses
October delivers the swiftest punch of the twelve, offering up a whole host of sensory delights:
Feel: Chilled heavy breezes, rough-hewn rake handles, warm scarves snug around the neck
Taste: Candy corn, pumpkin pie, cinnamon stirred apple cider, S’mores
See: Brilliant hues, baring limbs, roaring bonfires
Hear: Crispy leaves underfoot, banjos picking atop flatbed trailers at local festivals
Smell: Smouldering logs from dampened campfires, the rancid scent of ripening pecans on the tree
My book, Pauses for the Vacationing Soul: A Sensory-Based Devotional Guide for the Mountains, was written with the mingling power of our senses and God in mind. It’s also perfect for a staycation. *wink*
Take note of your own sensory finds this fall. How can you “taste and see” that the LORD is good through each of your finds?
Heavenly Father, awaken our senses to Your amazing creation as we go through our days this Fall. As we taste and see your goodness, may we be quick to give You all the glory. Draw us near.
2. Spend Time Praying for Specific Things
3. Head Outdoors
October invites us to marvel at the artistic flair of our Creator the moment we step outdoors.
Consider for a moment how God could’ve surrounded us in a black and white existence. But instead, He gifted us with a kaleidoscope of colored leaves, bright-colored pumpkins, crisp red apples for the picking, and honey-brown fried apple pies with a light dusting of sugar. Oh wait, do those count?
I made the earth and created man on it; it was my hands that stretched out the heavens, and I commanded all their host. Isaiah 45:12
Take a walk and focus on one masterpiece in nature. Note the intricate details⏤perhaps things you’ve never noticed before. Consider spending time with God, thanking Him for your find.
Heavenly Father, our hearts bend toward You in gratefulness for the many ways You lavish us with Your love, grace, and mercy. Help us not to pass by Your creative works without a worship-filled pause.
So, which of the three “mustard seed moments” activities might you consider doing this month?
But first! A tremendous thanks to everyone for the success of last week’s launch of the Tiny House on the Hill.
Watch for a NEW *tiny* inspired giveaway every Tuesday through October 16th.
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