Being a naturalist means there is never a lack of things to do.
You don’t have to wait for the show to come on TV. You don’t have to wait for it to warm up or for the season to come for your sport. No matter what time of year or the time of day there is always a wealth of things to see and observe.
You don’t have to work to spend money on being a naturalist because nature is free. Reading books and travel costs but nature itself is free. God’s gift to me is His magnificent expanse. Everywhere I go is a new adventure. Winter snows bring the fun of tracking.
February an off month for many is a great time of year for Missouri where I live. There are no bugs to deal with. No cobwebs to brush away or wipe off your sweaty face. The woods are open because the leaves are not out yet. So it is easy walking. The deep freeze is mainly over so the bitter cold is gone. Parks are empty no one is there.
There is so much to learn. I could spend the rest of my life watching, learning, hiking, reading and studying and I don’t feel I would scratch the surface.
It is the same with studying the Bible. The more you study the more there is to study. Jesus wrote the Bible and He created our world.
I want to get to know Jesus and when I study the Bible or nature I understand my creator better. Learning from the 2 things He has created nature and the Bible. Both are great avenues of learning.
When I am between planed things to do. I look outside and am reminded of what God is doing and will do. I am encouraged to expect Him to act on my behalf.
"Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!" Romans 11:33