Blessings of Seeking God’s Instructions

I will wait for the LORD…

I will put my hope in him.

Someone may say to you,

“Let’s ask the mediums

and those who consult the spirits of the dead.

With their whisperings and mutterings,

they will tell us what to do.”

But shouldn’t people ask God for guidance?

Should the living seek guidance from the dead?

Look to God’s instructions and teachings!

People who contradict his word

are completely in the dark.

…They will be thrown out into the darkness.

Isaiah 8:17, 19-20, 22

Blessings of Future Glory To Come

For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day

when God will reveal who his children really are.

Against its will,

all creation was subjected to God’s curse.

But with eager hope,

the creation looks forward to the day

when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom

from death and decay.

For we know that all creation has been groaning

as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.

And we believers also groan,

even though we have the Holy Spirit within us

as a foretaste of future glory,

for we long for our bodies to be released

from sin and suffering…

Romans 8:19-23

(Rose-breasted Grosbeak)

Blessings of Listening

The heavens proclaim the glory of God.

The skies display his craftsmanship.

Day after day they continue to speak;

night after night they make him known.

They speak without a sound or word;

their voice is never heard.

Yet their message has gone throughout the earth,

and their words to all the world.

Psalm 19:1-4

(Green Jays in Choke Canyon State Park)