Join Today’s Outdoor Devotional Challenge

By Kurt Selles

June 1, 2023

I hope this month’s devotions offer you a small taste of what it's like to hike on the Appalachian Trail. My time spent outdoors last April, enjoying God’s creation—and away from my regular routine—drew me into a deeper relationship with our Creator.

But you don't have to go on a long trip to enjoy God's world. Whether you live in a bustling city, on a farm, or somewhere else, many nearby places invite you to experience God's creation.

While I'm sure you probably follow a good routine with your daily devotions, I'm wondering if you’d take a break from the norm to participate in a special challenge. In the next few weeks, will you take your Today daily devotion outside, into God’s creation?

You could find a bench on a nearby nature trail, listen to Today on the website or via podcast while walking around the block, or even just sit in your own backyard. The particular place doesn't matter as much as your willingness to experience God's goodness in a different part of his creation. After you do so, I’d love to hear about your experience. You can email me at [email protected] and share your reflections with me. You can also send a picture of where you decided to do your devotions!

The Today team would like to encourage fellow Today readers by sharing your experiences or photos on our Facebook page. You can see a few below.

Are you up to Today’s outdoor devotional challenge?

Looking for more?

While this month’s devotions are perfect for reading and reflecting on in God’s creation, here are a few more, on the theme of God as our Creator, that you can also read.

Please join me and thousands of Today readers and get outside to read God’s Word in creation!

About the author — Kurt Selles

Kurt Selles is the director of ReFrame Ministries and serves as the Executive Editor of Today. He is a graduate of Calvin College and Seminary, and received his PhD from Vanderbilt University. Before coming to ReFrame, he served 19 years in Taiwan and China with CRC World Missions. Kurt later taught missions at Beeson Divinity School, where he also acted as the director of the school’s Global Center. Kurt and his wife, Vicki, reside in Grand Rapids and have three adult children.

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