Week 1: 52 Weeks of Christian Mindfulness

“On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.” – Psalms 145:5 ESV (http://bible.com/59/psa.145.5.esv)

Mindful Practice for January: Spend some quiet time alone or meditate in nature even for a few minutes each day to reconnect with self and commune with God.

Devotional

Last May 2018, my husband and I went to Hunan province, China to see the Tianmen Cave and Zhangjiajie National Forest Park to see the “Avatar Mountains” as they call it. We climbed 999 steps to “Heaven’s Gate” – a natural hole in the mountain of a height of 431.4 ft. The “Avatar Mountains” are actually pillar-like formations not underlain by limestones and is not the product of chemical dissolution, which is characteristic of limestone karst. They are the result of many years of physical, rather than chemical, erosion. (Wikipedia). We cannot help by shed a tear looking at the majestic scenery, how God made all these things with all the details! Only He can do that! Throughout our 4-hour hike, we had so many #wowGod moments that we didn’t mind our aching knees and legs! I am just so happy and grateful that I get to see these places before my diagnosis and sciatica attack! Thank You, Lord!

Heaven’s Gate
“Avatar Mountains”

What/Where was the last time you saw something that made you think of how great our God is through His creations? Journal and sketch/paint it.

Remember that this process is for you to meditate on His wondrous creations through any form of art that you enjoy. We are doing this to glorify Him, not for ours.

You may want to share it with the group or tag me on Instagram. 😊

My take on Psalm 145:5 – I painted the view of the “Avatar Mountains” from the entrance of the park.

Additional Verses

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.”
Psalms 19:1-2 ESV

http://bible.com/59/psa.19.1-2.esv

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”
Psalms 19:14 ESV

http://bible.com/59/psa.19.14.esv

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