Recently, after reading about the creation of he world from Genesis 1&2, I read Psalm 19:1-6,"The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.  Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge.  There is no speech nor language Where their voice is not heard.  Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun,  Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, And rejoices like a strong man to run its race.  Its rising is from one end of heaven, And its circuit to the other end; And there is nothing hidden from its heat.". God speaks through His created works!
We are told in Job 12:7-10, "But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you; And the birds of the air, and they will tell you;  Or speak to the earth, and it will teach you; And the fish of the sea will explain to you.  Who among all these does not know That the hand of the LORD has done this,  In whose hand is the life of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind?". Jesus said in Matthew 6:26-30, "Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?  Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?  "So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;  and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?"
Several years ago I used to preach from time to time about the spiritual (scriptural) lessons we could learn from various animals. I haven't done that for a while now; but enjoying the natural world as I do, I still look for and learn from the world around me that God has created!
The second part of Psalm 19 speaks of God's "Law". It is vital that any "lesson we learn" from God's world, be screened through God's WORD. Nothing is to contradict or take the place of the Word of God. If we "learn a "lesson" from the natural world, and that "lesson" violates the teaching of Scripture, the "lesson" we learned is WRONG! Thus, it is vital that we screen the lessons of nature through the Bible; yet on the other hand it is BEAUTIFUL when we can hear God speak to us through the natural world! The natural world can easily furnish us visual aids for the teaching of God's Word!
As God gives me the opportunity, I would like to write some devotionals, using the things of nature to "show" lessons from the Word of God. Some of these will be based on the messages I preached years ago; others will be lessons I am blessed to learn on an ongoing basis.
Whether anyone will read these devotionals or not, I don't know; but I want to write a record of what God blesses ME with, and put it out there for anyone else who might be blessed.