Getting in Touch with God and Nature

I  have the great privilege of going to various locations and painting landscapes every week.  Here is how it is related to the gospel – when I am outside, staring and scrutinizing and deciphering nature, I can’t help but think of God.  He is the one who created this, and is it not magnificent?  When was the last time you went outside and truly looked around at God’s incredible creations? He is indeed THE artist of the world and the most creative being.  We do Him proud when we exercise our own creativity and display the godlike qualities He gave us, His children.
Also, being out in nature helps us feel a closeness to Heavenly Father and feel the spirit.  Many prophets have shown a good example to us when they retreated to a more private spot in the wilderness to receive revelation – Jesus Christ himself was an example with the Garden of Gethsamene. Joseph Smith was another example (read his story here).  If you are having a hard time praying sincerely or receiving answers to your prayers, perhaps it might take a change of location to somewhere closer to God’s natural creations.
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About sisterweber

I am currently a Mormon missionary serving in western New York for The Church of Jesus Chirst of Latter-Day Saints! Let me tell you how strange I am currently - I don't watch tv or any form of entertainment; I left behind my family, home, school, and art I love so so much; I'm working 6 days a week, 14 hours a day to bring people unto Christ; I'm not getting paid (I'm actually paying); and I CHOSE to do it! The reason why? I know this is the most important thing I could ever do. I know that there is nothing in all the world that can bring people greater happiness than the Gospel of Jesus Christ in its fulness. This message I'm sharing with people is unique and true. God loves all of us so much that He has restored the church Jesus Christ set up onto the earth again, and all people have a right to know. Everyone has a right to be as happy as I am.
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