Daily Devotion

HEARING GOD THROUGH NATURE

God the master designer of life has said so much and is still speaking through nature. The plans, intents and purposes of God are clearly revealed through His design. Obviously there are times when nature roars to life in unexpected manners and declares the will of God.

We need to learn how to focus our hearts and spirits in order to hear God speaking through nature. Open hearts and minds that are alert to things going on around us will clearly pick up the voice of God in the midst of nature.

SCRIPTURE READING: Numbers 22:21-30 So Balaam rose in the morning, saddled his donkey, and went with the princes of Moab. Then God’s anger was aroused because he went, and the Angel of the LORD took His stand in the way as an adversary against him. And he was riding on his donkey, and his two servants [were] with him. Now the donkey saw the Angel of the LORD standing in the way with His drawn sword in His hand, and the donkey turned aside out of the way and went into the field. So Balaam struck the donkey to turn her back onto the road. Then the Angel of the LORD stood in a narrow path between the vineyards, [with] a wall on this side and a wall on that side. And when the donkey saw the Angel of the LORD, she pushed herself against the wall and crushed Balaam’s foot against the wall; so he struck her again. Then the Angel of the LORD went further, and stood in a narrow place where there [was] no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left. And when the donkey saw the Angel of the LORD, she lay down under Balaam; so Balaam’s anger was aroused, and he struck the donkey with his staff. Then the LORD opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?” And Balaam said to the donkey, “Because you have abused me. I wish there were a sword in my hand, for now I would kill you!” So the donkey said to Balaam, “[Am] I not your donkey on which you have ridden, ever since [I became] yours, to this day? Was I ever disposed to do this to you?” And he said, “No.”

DEVOTION PRAYER: Oh Lord, my heart is focused on hearing You pertaining this life. My mind is opened unto thy teaching, amen.

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