Hiking in the Glory of Creation

Bless the LORD, O my soul!
O LORD my God, You are very great:
You are clothed with honor and majesty,
Who cover Yourself with light as with a garment,
Who stretch out the heavens like a curtain.  Psalm 104:1-2

I hike usually five days a week 3-5 miles. For me it is a life line. The exercise is a must. But the added benefits make it most enjoyable. Morning Bible reading comes to life while I’m walking. My best prayer time comes during these hikes too. I like to be moving, and in the woods I have fewer distraction

I love time outdoors. The house we live in is strategically located close to three hundred acres of hiking trails. Worship of God the creator happens easily for me while hiking. Focusing on the Creator brings Him into the forefront of dealing with life and ministry issues.

In my back jeans pocket is a pocket Bible. Nothing crystallizes my everlasting God as faithful sovereign loving Lord like reading scripture in the midst of the wisdom of His handiwork.

Such was the case the other morning as I walked in glorious sunshine and was blessed to have Psalm 104 as my reading. Today the snow is blowing and I cannot wait to go out and share God’s thought in the testimony of His creation. Draw me nearer to You Oh Lord!

One of the blessings of being on camp staff is to have access to a show of God’s magnificence. Take a walk on your blessing – your land. Camp toys are nice, but nothing of this world contributes more to you and your camp ministry as an asset  like using the patch of creation He has given to you.

Take the time to let God speak to you in creation today – soon. Psalm 104 is a great place to start!


About the Ordinary Hiker

A Christian camp director for many years, I enjoy ministry and being outdoors. I refer to God's creative wonder as the testimony of creation, a special place where God brings His word to life. Its where I like to be and where God speaks in His gentle voice in the awe of His creative work.
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