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Just Like Nature

I’ve been finding the beauty in nature and trying to relate it to my everyday life because we can definitely take something from her book. So here are some observations I’ve found in the world we live in. I hope they inspire you to dedicate your heart fully to the LORD. Feel free to comment on anything else you think we can learn from nature!


The wind

The wind can be soft or strong. It can carry the heat of the day or cool you down. It could go North, South, East or West. The beauty I see in the Wind is that it is only obedient. I want to be as obedient as the wind because no matter how strong or cold it is, no matter where it goes, it was sent by the LORD. It goes where it is sent and does what it is told. I want God to use me and direct me just as He does with the wind, and I want to be as fluid and dutiful as the wind is, using my gift to serve the LORD.


A tree

I’m quite the emotional person and can easily get hung up over the smallest things whether it’s a hard homework assignment or a bad start to my day. The people around me pick up on this so easily. I remember once I was so anxious and annoyed and my mom told me to be like a tree. A tree standing next to a stream will feel the water rushing over it… but won’t be moved by it. It is only human to feel but it is only in God that we can stand upright and be rooted to the ground in faith. That’s why I want to be as faithful and unwavering as a tree, not moved by the waters of this world.


The stars

Stars are as diverse as anything else on Earth from the Red Giant to White Dwarf stars. I like to think of stars as humans. There are about 100 thousand million stars just within the milky way, yet God knows each one by name "He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name." Psalm 147:4 (NIV). He’s set them up so they all shine at different times, set in different places and with a different light; "The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor." 1 Corinthians 15:41 (NIV). Just like the stars, God has set us each up with talents individual to us. We each shine at our own time that God has planned for us, using our individual light. I want my light to shine when it aligns with God’s timing. I want to use my special light to glorify God. “When I consider Your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place..." Psalm 8:3 (NIV)


Birds

I know that my relationship with God is on another level when I’m listening to praise music and praising Him. Without fail, a bird sings its song every day like clockwork. They sing early in the morning before beginning their days, prioritising praising the LORD over the work ahead of them. We can learn from birds by placing our energy into glorifying God through song, putting Him first before our day begins.


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I've no doubt in my mind that this Nganzi team will publish a very unique godly collection of these articles in a big volume that will put a permanent smile on the Lord God

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pmrwabwogo
pmrwabwogo
Feb 28, 2022

It’s a very beautiful and well written piece Kunzi. Indeed all of creation tells of the glory of God! As you become more rooted and grounded in the Lord, you will indeed be like a tree planted in the courts of our God, tall, stately and magnificent. Love it♥️

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Simon Kaheru
Simon Kaheru
Feb 26, 2022

The beauty of this piece flows naturally - right from the byline and all through the clear associations you make between ‘concepts’ we normally ignore. 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿

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I’m quite the emotional type myself and I loved the tree especially because of this. The truth is Christ is truly the firm foundation. Thank you so much for the beautiful analogies + the reminders. I’ll remember this whenever I’m observant in nature 💛

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Thank you Nkunzi, you're elaborate use of imagery brings all the nature examples to life..But mostly I really like the way you alluded to the Bible such a good way to appreciate God's creation and its true meaning..🧡🧡

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