Saving our Environment: The Believer’s Responsibility

Good Morning. Thank you, God, for another day of life. We commit our plans to you, asking for your blessing. In Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen.

I awakened to another beautiful, wintry day. As I opened my eyes, I prayed a prayer of thanksgiving. Before listening to my online audio Bible, an article in my newsfeed caught my attention. How Single-Use Makeup Wipes Contribute to Environmental Waste | InStyle. https://www.instyle.com/beauty/skin/makeup-wipes-bad-for-environment

With the popularity of makeup artistry, this information certainly gives us something to think about because the current trend is a 7-10 step process application of makeup, including glam eyelashes. For many, the removal of layered makeup also requires the additional use of products that guarantee instant removal. However, fast and easy products always have hidden elements that cause damage, and makeup wipes not only contain fibers that damage the skin, but they also harm the environment. 

While reading, I immediately thought of this verse: The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him. Psalm 24:1. I was already aware of my last earth-wrecking habit: Using plastic freezer bags. Gearing up for the research mode, I found a realistic and achievable method for using glass containers to freeze food. All of my food storage containers are glass, but I never thought of using mason jars, or glass freezer containers. https://www.attainable-sustainable.net/plastic-free-freezer-storage/

Environmental sustainability is responsibly interacting with the planet to maintain natural resources and avoid jeopardizing future generations’ ability to meet their needs.

If we really believe that God, the King of Glory, created this earth for humanity, we will do our part to eliminate wasteful habits. Certainly, worshiping and honoring God not only requires that we take care of our bodies, 19 Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, 20 for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, we also do our genuine part in taking care of Earth, our beautiful home. 

So, let’s move forward and take one more step toward changing our  counterproductive habits. Our most excellent way of honoring God is to praise and worship Him with thankful hearts and demonstrate our gratitude by taking care of our earth-home with love and tenderness.

Psalm 24

1 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.
The world and all its people belong to him.
2 For he laid the earth’s foundation on the seas
and built it on the ocean depths.

3 Who may climb the mountain of the Lord?
Who may stand in his holy place?
4 Only those whose hands and hearts are pure,
who do not worship idols and never tell lies.
5 They will receive the Lord’s blessing
and have a right relationship with God their savior.
6 Such people may seek you
and worship in your presence, O God of Jacob.

7 Open up, ancient gates! Open up, ancient doors,
and let the King of glory enter.
8 Who is the King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty;
the Lord, invincible in battle.

9 Open up, ancient gates! Open up, ancient doors,
and let the King of glory enter.
10 Who is the King of glory? The Lord of Heaven’s Armies—
he is the King of glory. 

God, we thank you for our earthly home and we commit to changing our habits to prevent waste in our environment. We ask this prayer in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

© Sonya Johnson Ruiz 2020, No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted for commercial purposes without the written permission of the author.

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By profession, I am a Registered Nurse, with a passion for helping others overcome the obstacles in their lives. I am a writer of Devotionals, Romantic Poetry, and Research Articles. The recent development of Mentoring and launching as a Motivational Speaker has prompted me to address real-life issues for women from a spiritual perspective.