Reconnecting with Self, Nature, and the Planet Through Faith
Have you ever felt distant from God? Even if our hearts desire to stay connected, our human acts sometimes hinder us from committing.
But God is always calling us to return to Him. One way to reconnect is by relating to your new self, nature, and the planet. Here are some ways to renew your focus.
How to Reconnect With Yourself Through Faith
Strip yourself of your material possessions and achievements. What do you own? Who are you? Here are some ways to reconnect with yourself through faith.
Take Responsibility for Your Actions
When God confronted Adam and Eve about eating the forbidden fruit, they blamed each other. Do not be like them as you attempt to find yourself.
The first step is to be accountable for your past. Recognize the fact that you played a part in losing yourself. This stage may include a lot of self-loathing and insecurities, but you will easily overcome them with good faith.
“This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live” – Deuteronomy 30:19
Now it’s time to make a choice. Reconnecting with yourself and living a rewarding life takes conscious human action. Repeat after yourself: “I choose to put God first. I choose integrity. I choose to be true to myself.”
You are Worthy and Holy
“Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.” – Ephesians 1:4
Way before you were born, way before you created your own identity, and way before you encountered success and failure, God already had sacred plans for your life.
Reflect on how much God accepts you as you are. Remember that God does not look at your appearance or worldly achievements. Because of Jesus alone, you are righteous and worthy of grace.
You are Connected to Everything Else
His creations are a part of who you are. You are God’s masterpiece, like the animals, plants, mountains, and air. You have the ability to carry out the good things He has planned for you.
Understanding this connection with your surroundings helps you immerse yourself in God’s presence. Take the time to learn more about yourself and God by spending time in nature.
How to Reconnect With Nature and the Planet Through Faith
Once your faith has given you a new sense of self, you can better connect with nature and the planet. You also use it as a channel of communication with God. Here are some ways to reconnect with nature through faith.
Get to Know God’s Power
Only God can calm storms and move mountains. When you see a fruitful tree that feeds you or a pet that comforts you, know that God’s love and power are reaching you. It is God’s glory, control, and creativity in action.
The best way to express gratitude is by taking care of it. Water the earth and make it fertile. Provide your pets with their basic needs. Reduce your carbon footprint.
God Will Take Care of Us Through Nature
It’s time to see nature as a reminder of God’s everlasting covenant with you and His people. If God can keep the ants and birds alive, He can certainly keep you alive. If He can make the rainbows colorful, He can make you even more vibrant.
Remember the story about God making a covenant with Noah? Unlike Adam and Abraham, Noah was not required to do anything under this promise.
The one-sided promise reminds us that He will care for us no matter what happens. But that doesn’t mean we are encouraged to be a sinful nation. We can only maximize sunny days and plenty of harvests when we are willing to receive Him.
Nature and Our True Selves Embody God’s Love
Finding your new identity through God will help you become the best version of yourself. It allows you to go back to your roots, appreciate nature, and treat the world as God’s gift for you.
Reconnecting with yourself, nature, and the planet is a long process. Some techniques you can try include reading the Bible in nature, hiking, and meditating outdoors.