Going from the beautiful mountains of western Montana to the beauty of the "Big sky" in Eastern Montana, I have thought about a phrase I have heard quite a bit. " My church is those mountains right there"
I couldn't agree more, there truly is something about the quiet, still, peace you feel while you are standing in a grove of trees or high on a mountain top. I along with many hikers, hunters and people who enjoy the outdoors feel God's presence.
I Believe that the sky for instance is his canvas, and he paints us beautiful pictures to show us that he created all of this for us. In the Scriptures, all of the Prophets had their most spiritual experiences in the wilderness. I never thought that i would have one of my most spiritual experiences on the plains of Eastern Wyoming. I am a mountain person through and through, but the beauty of God is he can touch us anywhere, if we allow him to. The time that I can clear my head and talk to God the most is when i am in the mountains, Shed Horn hunting. I love to recall on a man name Enos, who was a prophet of God, he like myself made/makes mistakes in life, he needed to clear his head as well. This is his story: I
, aEnos, knowing my father that bhe was a just man—for he ctaught me in his language, and also in the dnurture and admonition of the Lord—and blessed be the name of my God for it—
2And I will tell you of the awrestle which I had before God, before I received a bremission of my sins.
3Behold, I went to hunt beasts in the forests; and the words which I had often heard my father speak concerning eternal life, and the ajoy of the saints, bsunk deep into my heart.
4And my soul ahungered; and I bkneeled down before my Maker, and I ccried unto him in mighty dprayer and supplication for mine own soul; and all the day long did I cry unto him; yea, and when the night came I did still raise my voice high that it reached the heavens.
If you want to know more about Enos, follow the link, or try it for yourself, Pray! go to your place of peace, quiet and solitude. I know from personal experience, even being hard headed that God touched me and he will touch you, he loves everyone of us and he wants us to experience all that he has!