Nature Inspires Us to Worship God by Revealing His Character

Ideas Prayer Worship

In what ways do you worship God? This video, made by Denver Seminary students, demonstrates how going into creation is a powerful tool for inspiring worship. The beautiful poem and soundtrack in the video are both praises to God. They are both expressions of worship that were inspired by wilderness experiences.  One of these students, Ethan, is a worship pastor in Denver. He encourages worshipers to “spend time in God’s outdoor class room where there’s endless inspiration to praise our creator.”

WORSHIP GOD OUTDOORS

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POEM BY KRISTEN BEALL

Carry on oh restless soul

Wander on til you find your home

Along this dusty path you tread

With not but grass to lie your head

I hear Him calling, this love of mine

In Him alone do I confide

Man’s finest moment fails to withstand

I drop these ashes from my hand

Open free, I come to thee

Awaken my heart that I may see

With many miles behind and before

Cut these cords that I may soar

Heaven-born creature bound to dirt

Broken souls and many hurts

For this alone, I was not created

Lead me to a place untainted

With a soul that yearns for heaven, I will endure

Seven times seventy seven

No matter where I go

There is only one I seek to know

Along this dusty path you tread

With not but grass to lie your head

Carry on oh restless soul

Wander on til you find your home

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REFLECTION

  1. In what ways do you express worship? Go outside and spend some intentional time worshiping in this way. Pay attention to how you feel and what you hear as you do this.
  2. Has a wilderness experience inspired you to do or create something? Share your story!
  3. What are some characteristics of God you see displayed in nature? How can you turn that into worship?

 

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