“You visit the earth and water it; you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide their grain, for so you have prepared it. You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth. You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with abundance. The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves with joy, the meadows clothe themselves with flocks, the valleys deck themselves with grain, they shout and sing together for joy.” Psalm 65:9-13
Psalm 65 paints a beautiful picture of God’s tender, lavish care of His earth, and His people. The image of God’s visit, His abundant provision of water that soaks into rich soil, His blessing of growth (I envision time-lapse photography of flowers and grain buds opening), and overflowing supply and joy makes my heart swell. Isn’t this how He treats us?
My God visits me. He is ever-present, and greatly enriches me with purpose, imagination, living water, hunger to know Him. He pours out His word, nurturing the soil of my mind and softening the furrows of my heart. It is He Who blesses any growth in or through me. All fruit His people bear comes from His tending, and His way is abundance. (John 15:5; 1 Corinthians 3:6-7)
O God, as we embark on every day, and all ministry for Thee, please crown the moments, the days, the years, with your bounty. May every result shout and sing together for joy, to Your glory.