The Genesis account tells us how God created the world around us, offering beautiful details that show us the extent of His power and might.
Those verses are powerful, though Bible verses about nature and God's sovereignty over it are spread throughout the New and Old Testaments. In this article, we'll look at these scriptures and we'll briefly look at ways we can be at better connecting with God outside as we enjoy the many beauties of His creation.
Let's explore some of the most powerful Bible verses about nature (read these verses in their full context on Biblica):
Genesis 1:1-3 (NIV)
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light."
Romans 1:20 (NIV)
"For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse."
Hebrews 11:3 (NIV)
"By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible."
Psalm 8:1 (NIV)
"Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens."
John 1:3 (NIV)
"Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made."
Isaiah 45:12 (NIV)
"It is I who made the earth and created mankind on it. My own hands stretched out the heavens; I marshaled their starry hosts."
Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV)
"He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end."
Job 12:7-10 (NIV)
“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind."
Colossians 1:16 (NIV)
"For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him."
Genesis 2:9 (NIV)
"The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil."
Matthew 6:28-29 (NIV)
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these."
These Bible verses about nature remind us of some powerful realities. Here are just some of the take-aways:
- God created everything we see before us.
- The Lord created everything we see in nature out of darkness and nothingness.
- God holds the power to create stunning beauty.
- Everything we see in creation points back to the Creator.
- We should pause to marvel at the wonders God created.
There are many other lessons embedded in these Bible verses about nature, but these are some of the core realities worth pondering.
Connecting With God Through Nature
As the weather gets warmer, you might be looking for ways to be better connecting with God outside. Here are some quick tips worth considering:
Go on Prayer Walks
Prayer walks are just one of the ways to be better connecting with God outside. Shed your headphones and any other distractions and head out for a walk during which you praise God — and seek Him. This is an amazing time to enjoy His creation as you focus on His love for you.
Do Devotions Outdoors
Another way to engage with God while enjoying the outdoors is to set out a blanket or sit outside on a chair while you read the Bible and journal. Or perhaps you want to listen to praise and worship music. Either way, use time outdoors to devote yourself to the Lord.
Ponder the Wonder of It all
Another way to be connecting with God outdoors is to intentionally ponder His creation — the trees, the clouds and all of the wonder — and to spend time in gratitude for all of the beauty He has given us. It is very easy to ignore or look past the amazing and complex things before us, but simply taking the time to ponder the wonder of it all can help change our mindsets and guide us closer to the Lord.
We hope these Bible verses about nature and tips for better connecting with the Lord outdoors are helpful to you and your family. If you're interested in more on God's creation, consider streaming powerful titles right now on Pure Flix. Enjoy the wonder of it all.
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