I'm *this* close to trying to write a post for every day in October, as a number of bloggers do. Why would I attempt this during such a busy month? The only possible reason is that I already have written posts for October 1 and 2. Of course I'll be scheduling a Scripture post every Sunday. And then, lots of plans for getaways and special times with friends means I'd have plenty to write about. And also, October is so photogenic!
I spotted the above fall graphic from The Daily Grace Co. on Instagram and thought it could make the perfect springboard for a post. These are all wonderful ways we can seek God this fall.
* Spending time in His creation. This happens so naturally in the fall. The cool crisp air, the blue sky and colorful leaves just draw us out of doors. Ideally I would spend time outside every day. Some days are even warm enough to eat lunch outside! (But not today. It's chilly!) Hiking, picking apples, going for a walk, even just leaf peeping and taking photos to preserve the beauty for later. Anything that gets us out into God's creation is a plus and a great encouragement as it reminds us of His power and omniscience.
* Being present with my loved ones. It was such a joy to have our Nevada daughter and family here for the first ten days of September. (That's Joanna beow, holding Rosemary, her youngest, on the night they arrived at our camp.) I'm also trying to soak up every minute with local grandchildren, especially those times when they show up at our little cottage.
* Taking time to truly rest. Both my hubby and I got quite tired during the family's visit. We have been on the go quite a lot since they left, too. We are learning to go to bed early when we need to, or to take a half-hour nap. We do have three days scheduled at a quiet place up north later this month, during which time we hope to get some good rest.
* Finding joy and gratitude in mundane tasks. I am learning to do this on a regular basis, more than I ever have. I'm so thankful that God has given me a home to keep, and that alone should make it a joy. It's a blessing as well to have homekeeping tasks to do at our little cottage.
* Exploring new ways to be creative. Life is so busy that I can't always be creative in the traditional ways I love. Exploring new ways to be creative can indeed be a way in which to seek the Lord. One way I have been enjoying is creating Scripture graphics to use with my Sunday posts. I will be interested to see what further creative opportunities He brings my way!
There are five wonderful ways to seek the Lord this fall. Why not plan on doing one or all of these?