Friday, May 27, 2011


Welcome to "Fan the Flame" Friday.

This is a weekly post that will be "short and sweet" (kinda like me...)

Just a word and a phrase, a sentence or a question...just a little something to "fan the flame" of your creativity!

Today's word: nature

What is the most beautiful thing you've ever seen in nature?

How do you think God speaks through nature?

Let me know what you think!!

'This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you…For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." (2 Timothy 1:6-7)

BLOG = "Blessedly Leaning On God!"


  1. Oh, Sharon! You know that nature is dear to my heart! I believe we can develop a deeper understanding of God's goodness by studying nature. Everything fits together. It is all according to his divine plan. One of the many things in nature that inspires me is the ocean, especially at sunset :)

  2. Hi Sharon,

    Like Patti, I am inspired by the ocean. The sound of thunderous waves in the early morning seem to me like the voice of God calling me to pray and seek His presence.

    It is amazing to me all the many ways that nature reveals the existence and creative process of God.

    Blessings and peace.


  3. Through his birds, flowers, and scenery - eye candy!

  4. Blessings Sharon... I hope this is OK...
    my response is over HERE at the end

  5. Oh Sharon I have to admit I have almost been avoiding your blog...because I am going through something and was afraid God would convict me...LOL

    So I reluctantly pressed on please know I love coming here, even if I haven't been this week.

    Nature...everything about nature screams God to me from the beginning to the end. If I ever need to hear from God I always go out into nature and there will be His voice. This week is was watching a hummingbird that is coming to our feeder. She doesn't do anything but come and eat. She doesn't do anything for her food, she hasn't earned it and she isn't repaying me back. She is totally provided for without a worry in the world.

    God said, "that is what I do for you and yet you are so anxious about what is happening in your life!"

    Nature....always speaks so loudly.

  6. I love the beautiful flowers that God has created, especially roses, tulips and geraniams(sp)., azeleas ,,,etc. etc. etc. I have not found a flower yet that I don't like and just thinking about all the beautiful things created by God it just humbles me.

  7. Hi Sharon,

    Pleased you are still fanning the flame. I am having some problems leaving comments on blogger this week. Anyway hope this one gets through, my answer would be many things, but what comes to mind immediately is rainbows, I just love rainbows and the reminder of god's promises. Take Care and have a good weekend. Hugs Nita.

  8. God speaks to me through nature in so many ways. How about these powerful storms our nation has experienced this week? Makes me think of amazing strength. Have a good Memorial Day weekend!

  9. sunrises and sunsets, ocean waves crashing along the shore, birds singing, flowers blooming, God is displayed throughout nature, pointing us to thoughts of him that there is a Creator that designed and organized and created this beautiful world! I think his glory is displayed in nature!!


  10. There are so many awe inspiring things in our beautiful world. It is hard for me to pick one but I guess if I had to pick one it would be the ocean. It is so huge, powerful, mysterious and so beautiful.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  11. I think God's creation (including us) displays His awesome creativity. And like us, it is meant to glorify Him..."the earth declares the glory of God!"

  12. Oh Sharon your comment was GREAT!!! on my post!!! You should go check out their new CD you would probably enjoy it..I sure have. Amazing they still have great voices and easy tunes.
    You made me smile...I needed that...thanks!

  13. My dear friends!!

    WOW! What fan-flaming you did today! I thought I would summarize some of the highlights from each of your comments - because they paint a wonderful picture of nature, and of the Lord who created it all!

    - Studying nature gives us a deeper understanding of God's goodness
    - Everything fits together according to His divine plan
    - Nature is the voice of God calling us to pray and seek His presence
    - Nature reveals the existence and creative process of God
    - Nature is God's "eye candy"!
    - God speaks in nature - perfect delight
    - Nature shows us how God provides for us
    - Nature speaks loudly
    - The beauty of God's creation teaches us how to be humble
    - Nature often shows us how God keeps His promises
    - Nature displays God's amazing strength
    - Nature points us to a God who is organized and creative
    - Nature shows God's design
    - God's glory is displayed through nature
    - We can see God's attributes in nature: huge, powerful, mysterious, and beautiful
    - God's creation displays His awesome creativity

    "The earth declares the glory of God!" (Thanks for that, Charlotte!)

    May we continue to enjoy the creation, while we worship and glorify the Creator!



"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

Thanks for your comments - it is such a joy to be sharing my journey with friends like YOU!

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