One of the most beneficial things that we can do for our bodies is to get involved in a regular routine of jogging or walking. I enjoy pushing away from my indoor activity to spend some time walking outside. On my walks I notice many other people who are likewise engaged. Have you noticed many of those who are walking or jogging alone have some type of music plugged into their ears? They must enjoy listening to their favorite tunes while exercising. But as for me; I walk unplugged. I’d rather listen to the earth music all around me.
Earth music can be heard in the rushing of the wind in the trees or the melodious singing of birds calling to their mates. Earth music can be as loud as a clap of thunder or as soft as the gentle slap of the waves on the shore. One can hear this kind of music from the mower in the neighbor’s yard or the laughter from children playing in the park.
Have you ever thought how much God loves to hear earth music? I believe the sweetest sound to our Father’s ears is simply the prayers from His earth-bound children. Jesus taught us to ask and seek and knock. He told us to pray just as if we are talking to our Heavenly Father. Heb. 4:16 challenges us: “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need”. Other scriptures tell us to pray without ceasing and pray and not faint. Sincere heartfelt prayers are music to our Father’s ears. He loves to hear our praise, and our thanksgiving. He delights in the music of our petitions and even loves to hear sincere confession of sin that is directed to Him.
On your next walk, why not unplug and listen to some earth music. And while you are at it why not make some earth music of your own that is directed to your Heavenly Father’s ears?
Pastor Stultz has been writing this weekly devotional for many years. In 2009, he published a compilation of devotionals in book form, also called Moments of Meditation