“He [God] covers the sky with clouds;
he supplies the earth with rain
and makes grass grow on the hills.” – Psalm147:8, NIV
Thanksgiving Devotional Day 22
God created an amazing ecosystem that is always at work around you. From the insects that pollinate the plants to the birds that sing in the sky, everything exists in beautiful harmony. That’s why when it comes to giving thanks, one of the things you can express gratitude for is nature. Here are three simple ways to do that:
Take a walk around your neighborhood. Note the plants, insects, and animals you see. Thank God for each one as you walk and praise Him for his colorful creations.
Beautify your town. Spend some time looking over your city or town. Are there things you could do to make it better? Perhaps your town is overrun with litter, or your local parks covered in graffiti.
But before you do anything, be sure to speak with local town’s council first. Your town may have specific regulations or rules about clean-ups.
Start a garden. You don’t have to be a professional landscaper to use your land. Consider what type of garden you’d like to grow and how you’ll use it. Maybe you’d want to grow vegetables that you can eat or flowering plants to beautify your neighborhood. Start with some beginner plants that are hardy and easy to care for.
Dear God, thank You for surrounding me with the gift of nature. All of Your creation is beautiful and serves Your purpose!