It’s Important To Trust The Creator & Steward His Creation

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God is the Creator of the world and He is able to sustain it for as long as He chooses.  Until that time, He has assigned us with the task of caring for it as good stewards of of a precious gift.

Do you trust the Creator? Are you a good steward/caretaker of the things He created?

It’s impossible to turn on the news without hearing about the dangers of climate change. Reports about the deterioration of our atmosphere causing hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, fires, earthquakes, and basically anything else that happens in nature.

I believe God created the world and He is able to sustain it for as long as He chooses. He alone is Lord of all creation.

I also believe in the fact that God wants us to be good stewards in caring for His creation. It’s important that we wisely use the resources He has given to us and do our best to carefully preserve all that nature holds.

The Bible has many accounts of the fact that God didn’t speak creation into existence and then just walk away. And one of those accounts can be found in Psalm 114

The Red Sea saw them coming and hurried out of their way!
    The water of the Jordan River turned away.
The mountains skipped like rams,
    the hills like lambs!

Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord,
    at the presence of the God of Jacob.
He turned the rock into a pool of water;
    yes, a spring of water flowed from solid rock.

Psalm 114:3–4, 7–8

God demonstrated His power over all of creation as He delivered the Children of Israel from Egypt and as He provided for them in the wilderness.

Here are just a few examples:

  • He led them by day with a pillar of cloud and by night with a pillar of fire. (Exodus 14:19–20)
  • He split the Red Sea and led them through on dry land. (Exodus 14:21–31)
  • He made undrinkable bitter water drinkable at Marah. (Exodus 15:22–26)
  • He gave the bread of manna and the meat of quail to eat in the desert. (Exodus 16)
  • He brought water from a rock at Merebah. (Exodus 17:5–6)
  • He called Moses to meet on Mt. Sinai with lightning and thunder. (Exodus 19)
  • He stopped the flow of the Jordan River and the people crossed into the Promised Land on dry ground. (Joshua 3)

And when Jesus came to live among us, He demonstrated His power over creation as well.

  • He turned water into wine. (John 2)
  • He calmed the wind and waves of a terrible storm. (Psalm 107:23:31 and Mark 4:35–39)
  • He fed 5000 with two fish and five loaves of bread. (Mark 6)
  • He healed the sick and He raised the dead. (Matthew 14:14 and Luke 8:40ff)
  • He Himself rose from the dead. (Mark 16:6)

God is the Lord of all creation…

In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.

In the beginning was [Jesus] the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 

Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1–3

Creation proclaims God’s glory…

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.

Psalm 19:1–2

And God assigned people the role of being stewards of His creation…

Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.

Genesis 2:15

David wrote…

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
What is man that You are mindful of him,

You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet.

Psalm 8:3–4a and 6

I don’t believe God wants us to panic over “climate change.” I believe He wants us to do our very best to take care of every aspect of the world He created for us . . . to wisely use the natural resources He has given as a way of thanking and praising Him for who He is and all He has done.

God is the Creator of the world and He is able to sustain it for as long as He chooses.  Until that time, He has assigned us with the task of caring for it as good stewards of of a precious gift.

Let’s pray…

A Prayer to Trust the Creator and Steward His Creation

Father, thank you for gifting us with such a beautiful place to live. And when I stop to think about the way our world is broken by sin, I can’t imagine how glorious Your new heaven and earth will be.

Today, I pause to think about the ways You miraculously used the things You created to protect Your children as You rescued them from slavery in Egypt and led them through the wilderness. You made everything we would need and it all still responds to every one of Your commands.

Please forgive us for not caring for this world the way You desire. We have failed to protect plants and animals, sea and sky, mountains and valleys. We have allowed waste to pile up and contaminates to pollute Your world. And yet, we are also guilty of worshipping creation rather than worshipping You, the Creator. Oh Lord, forgive us.

Please help us watch over all You have made. Like Adam, You want us to tend and care for this world. Make us good stewards of all the resources You give to us. Make us mindful of the effect our behaviors may have on future generations. May we show our love for You by caring for all of the many blessings You pour into our lives every single day. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

God is the Creator of the world and He is able to sustain it for as long as He chooses.  Until that time, He has assigned us with the task of caring for it as good stewards of of a precious gift.

God is just as powerful today as He was when created the world and when the Children of Israel were enslaved in Egypt. He is able to use any and every part of what He has made to make His power known to us.

I believe He wants us to fully trust Him just as much as He wanted Wilderness Wanderers to trust Him. And I’m guessing He’d also like us to do it without all the whining.

So, let’s make a commitment to do our best to be the best stewards possible. Let’s use resources wisely, and treat everyone and everything He created with love and respect. And let’s pray to the Creator more than we panic over the climate.

God bless you as you trust in His creative power and steward His creation.

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  1. The climate has always changed, season to season, year to year. Nothing new. Climate change “hoax” is nothing more than that. Since the creation of time there has been rains, floods, heat, famine and all of the fore mentioned. Today is the first time since finding “Counting My Blessings” I have been discouraged by the first two paragraphs. The “News” only tells “their” side of the story. Not God’s. We must never lose sight of the Creator, God is good all the time, and ALL the time God is GOOD.

    1. Good morning, Judy! I guess I didn’t state what I believe strongly enough. I agree with you. God is completely in control of His creation. Always has been and always will be. I believed I was making a case for that in this post. I’m wondering if you read the entire post. If you had, you would find these words near the bottom … “God is just as powerful today as He was when created the world and when the Children of Israel were enslaved in Egypt. He is able to use any and every part of what He has made to make His power known to us.” He wants us to wisely care for His creation, not like we believe the world will end because of the climate but because it’s another way of showing Him our love and appreciation. He alone will determine the date and time of His return when He will make all things new.

      With all that being said. I thank you for pointing out that I needed to state my beliefs more clearly at the beginning and I made a small edit that I hope will help.

      Yes! God is good and His goodness is evident in all He does. May He bless you and give you a beautiful weekend.

  2. Martha Orlando says:

    If I may be so bold to say, Deb, that the issue of climate change has become the new “god” of this current generation. Instead of worshiping an almighty Creator, the proponents of this theory want all of us to fall in line and worship this idol. I’ve always believed that we are to take good care of what God has so graciously given us, but this “belief” is utterly ridiculous and costly to implement. If we want to destroy this nation so blessed under God, enacting climate change is the quickest way to do it.
    Thanks for tackling this prickly topic.
    Have a great weekend!

    1. Martha,
      Your reply was spot on. Amen!!

    2. You’re right, Martha! People are being encouraged to worship the creation rather than the Creator. That we have the ability to control the things that are clearly under God’s control is foolish and idolatrous. Thank you for your encouragement. I wanted to state the truth in a respectful and kind way and that’s not always easy. Blessings, dear friend! Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Good Morning Deb,
    I read this post from top to finish. I was not confused at all. You said it very clearly in this sentence.
    “I believe God created the world and He is able to sustain it for as long as He chooses. He alone is Lord of all creation.”
    I am grateful for this post and for you! I am in agreement with you that the news every day does try to instill fear in us. Mercy! We all have enough problems and trials to deal with and don’t need any help from outside sources that try to scare us to death.
    I know that God is always in charge. This is HIS universe! HE created it all and HE will be the one to decide when to let it go.
    God Bless You My Sweet Friend and the Rev too, and Sadie. I hope that you have a beautiful and blessed weekend. Hugs to All of you.

    1. Thank you, Sue! Your encouragement is always a great blessing. I agree. People personally have enough challenges without this one. My prayer is to daily surrender my life to the Lord and ask Him to help me do His will with His blessings. He is able to take care of both the big and small things in life. My job is to care for the things He has entrusted to me. Blessings and hugs, sweet friend! Have a wonderful weekend!

      1. Christina says:

        I agree with all of your blog, thank you for the reminder! You do a wonderful Job writing about God and His amazing love for all of us.

        1. Thanks so much for your encouragement, Christina! His amazing grace, mercy, and love are our greatest blessings. May He bless you abundantly!

  4. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Thoughtful wisdom here, Deb. I too want to trust without whining, treat God’s people and creation with love and respect, and pray more than panic over climate change (which I’ve not been convinced exists at all). AMEN!

    1. Thank you, Nancy! I haven’t been convinced either. If we believe God created everything, and I do, and we believe that He is able to care for and control creation, and I do, then we don’t need to worry about the climate. We simply need to care for all that He has given us as He has commanded since the beginning. Thanks for your encouragement. God bless you!

  5. Sandra Cox says:

    I received so much joy, encouragement, insight, inspiration, from your articles and your beautiful prayers that I can’t thank you enough for sharing you knowledge, you love for the scriptures and most of all your love for our precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Sandra

    1. You are so very kind, Sandra. Thank you! I love being able to share His love with others. Wonderful encouragement from people like you is a bonus blessing that I truly appreciate. God bless you!

  6. Mary Nelson says:

    Hello Deb
    The thing is our Creator God who indeed created it all in the first place can indeed control what happens to it can he not! It is so easy to get caught up in everyone else’s panic that it is easy to forgets we have a miraculous God at work in the background doing almighty stuff, looking after us as you explained so eloquently with the bible snippets thank you.
    My Daughter-in-law is an eco worrier and does some amazing work locally she works for our local council going into schools educating children on climate change and what they can do to help the environment, she is very enthusiastic about it all, very knowledgeable and very committed. But it does have the knock on effect that one gets very caught up in it all and worries which I know is sinful so that has been bothering me. Thank you so very very much for your post I read it all, I always do read the whole of your posts they are wonderful, I can’t wait for them as they pop in my in box.
    God bless you Deb and Rev , Sadie too. Love, hugs & lots More blessings Mary

    1. Thank you so very much for your kind encouragement, Mary. I am praying for your Daughter-in-law and all who are fretful over the climate to experience peace in knowing that the Creator is now and always will be in control of all of creation. God be with you and bless you!

  7. Mary Nelson says:

    Thank you Deb , your prayers are most welcome love, hugs & blessings Mary