Let God enjoy creation …

“The glory of God–let it last forever! Let God enjoy his creation.” Psalm 104:31

Lake PleasantHow do we glorify God? Prayer, thanksgiving, praise, worship? Yes, all of the above, but in the Psalm today, we get a glimpse at how we can glorify God and enjoy it with him.

We live about twenty minutes from Lake Pleasant, a man-made lake which provides water to the Valley. I call it a “bald lake” because there are no trees surrounding it, such as the lakes in Minnesota that I went to as a child. The water is pristine and looks so blue contrasted with the mountains in the background. It’s a popular place for families to enjoy getting away from the city.

On my hikes around Lake Pleasant I carry a plastic grocery bag and gather trash left behind by someone who doesn’t care about God’s creation. I find a single flip-flop, beer and soda cans, a discarded towel or tee-shirt, and wrappers of all kinds.

If the folks who discard their trash on the beach and in the hillsides can’t glorify God by carrying it out with them, I guess I can continue to glorify God by leaning over and picking it up.

Dear God, help us see your creation as a way to thank you for our blessings. Amen.


About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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