Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Praise

Psalm 65

1  What mighty praise, O God, belongs to You in Zion.  We will fulfill our vows to you, 

2  for You answer our prayers.  All of us must come to You.  

3  Though we are overwhelmed by our sins, You forgive them all.

4  What joy for those You choose to bring near, those who live in Your holy courts.  What festivities await us inside Your holy temple. 

5  You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our Savior.  You are the hope of everyone on earth, even those who sail on distant seas.

6  You formed the mountains by Your power and armed Yourself with mighty strength.

7  You quieted the raging oceans with their pounding waves and silenced the shouting of the nations.  

8  Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of Your wonders.  From where the sun rises to where it sets, You inspire shouts of joy.

9  You take care of the earth and water it, making it rich and fertile.  The river of God has plenty of water; it provides a bountiful harvest of grain, for You have ordered it so.
10  You drench the plowed ground with rain, melting the clods and leveling the ridges.  You soften the earth with showers and bless its abundant crops. 

11  You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.  

12  The grasslands of the wilderness become a lush pasture, and the hillsides blossom with joy.

13  The meadows are clothed with flocks of sheep, and the valleys are carpeted with grain.  They all shout and sing for joy!

The boys and I started watching the 10 part series on the Discovery channel called Life.  And the whole time I'm watching it, I'm thinking, "What a creative God we serve!"  To make animals so smart that they have to think and plan their course of action to get their next meal, to the beauty that surrounds us~I am in awe of Him.  All of it was formed by His mighty hand, and He has given us this bounty to rejoice in.  

I'm feeling blessed this morning, as I read this passage of Scripture.  I am thankful for all He has given us to relish in on this beautiful earth that we live on.  If it's this beautiful here, I cannot even imagine what my home in Heaven will be like.
  
He wraps Himself in light {Psalm 104:2}.  Do you see Him?  Look for Him today.  He's everywhere.

1 comment:

cschaade1 said...

Loook!! I'm on blogspot!!!! Girl, your blog is such an amazing ministry!! WOW!! I am always soo encouraged by your words and AMAZING love for the word!! Love you!!