|Every Sunday A Psalms: God's Handiwork
Daily Devotions: by Christina Farris
|Psalms 104:1-35 KJV
(1) Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
(2) Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
(3) Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
(4) Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:
(5) Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
(6) Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.
(7) At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.
(8) They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.
(9) Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.
(10) He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills.
(11) They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst.
(12) By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.
(13) He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.
(14) He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;
(15) And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.
(16) The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;
(17) Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.
(18) The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.
(19) He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.
(20) Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.
(21) The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.
(22) The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.
(23) Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.
(24) O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
(25) So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.
(26) There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.
(27) These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.
(28) That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.
(29) Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.
(30) Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.
(31) The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works.
(32) He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.
(33) I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
(34) My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.
(35) Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.
To go camping in your forties is not the same as going when you are twenty. It like trying to remember all the things one must pack to survive a weekend in the woods, only to forget half of what you were suppose to bring. The first time my husband and I went camping we forgot the blankets, and had to go back. The second time we went camping I laid the aluminum foil out and something else and it did not get packed. No big deal right, only if I could could wiggle my nose or snap my fingers to make those items appear. I started cooking only to be littered with wild pecans from a friendly squirrel who did not share the nuts but the shells. Godís aluminum foil perhaps if they been a little bigger and a little drier and ready for harvest. Despite how perfect man and women try and create a perfect camping spot nothing perfect. Yet God created the earth in all her glory in perfection despite manís idea of moving a stream/creek or rock in their way.
One of the easiest ways to get to know God is to spend time in the great outdoors. God hovered over the earth and created water. Water good old H2O. Hydrogen being a gas and oxygen being air mixing to make water pouring out of the sky to filled the ponds, the rivers, the seas and the oceans. Let us not forget the filling of the fresh water springs deep with in the earth. Water flowing over mountains and into valleys. Water generally not flowing up hill but in a few locations around the world.
God was hovering over the earth covering himself with light and makes clouds his chariots. God makes a table of food upon the earth for all living creatures both great and small. Not one piece of aluminum foil needed for things God covers with shells, and barks. God creating every creature eaten by the lion and the bear. Get outside the woods and no one talks about the need of earth to provide. Go to the city the supermarket just in sight. Go to a farm and the milk cow called old Bossy is waiting her turn to be milked and feed. The winter crop in the field on summer day is another reminder of Godís bounty and provision. It when drop and heat hitís the land that makes it hard for farmers to understand the will of God. And not all droughts are farmers fault, but the sin cities they ship their food too perhaps. God uses famine to correct problem along with bounty of harvest to please the taste buds. Who in this world besides God can create and mold as He does? By visiting a park or countryside one will understand the beauty of all God created in a different way, then being surrounded by building of manís creation. Let us rejoice and praise our Creator of all the earth for He is worthy to be praised.
Dear Heavenly Father thank you for creating a besutiful earth to reminds daily of your handiwork and power to create. In Jesus precious name, Amen.
Continual Scripture Study for Devotion:
Mark 11:13-14 KJV
(13) And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
(14) And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.
Mark 11:20-22 KJV
(20) And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
(21) And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.
(22) And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.