People have "worship" strengths. The same way that people have learning strengths- like "Math" smart people, or "Kinetic" learners who learn by handling things. I tend to be drawn to God through nature. I love the rugged outdoors- mountains, boulders, clear streams. I feel close to God in places like that.
Today I biked an 11 mile Trail Loop in the Bankhead National Forest. I stopped no less than 4 times to lie down and catch my breath (my heart felt like it was going to beat right out of my chest!).
The trail is the Flint Creek Multi-Use Area. It's open to motorcycles, ATV's, Hikers, Bikers and Horses. But not to Jeeps apparently! It was so far back in the woods I could hear Banjo music!
The experience gave me a whole new perspective on "being close to God" in nature. I felt close to Him alright...like I was going to DIE any second!
Seriously, it wasn't that bad. It was an amazing trail- expertly layed out along a ridge that minimized the ups and downs. It was horrid going uphill, but the payoff- going downhill was amazing (except the near collision with the motorcycle). To make matters worse, I forgot my handy GPS. I would have loved to know where I was and how far I had to go. It only took 2 hours and 40 minutes though. Longer than I thought it would, but not bad for 4-5 episodes of cardiac arrest.
Speaking of nature. I missed most of the snowy weather as I had to go to NC for an Uncle's funeral last week. But when I finally got back, I was greeted with icicles in the backyard. Cool!
I was also greeted by a broken blower unit in the furnace....so...no heat in the house right now. I'm doing my morning devotion time standing next to the oven with the two big burners turned on!