Relax and clear your head. Listen for the voice of God. What is God saying to you today?
Psalm 104:24-34; 35b (NRSV)
O LORD, how manifold are your works!
In wisdom you have made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
Yonder is the sea, great and wide,
creeping things innumerable are there,
living things both small and great.
There go the ships,
and Leviathan that you formed to sport in it.
These all look to you
to give them their food in due season;
when you give to them, they gather it up;
when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.
When you hide your face, they are dismayed;
when you take away their breath, they die
and return to their dust.
When you send forth your spirit, they are created;
and you renew the face of the ground.
May the glory of the LORD endure forever;
may the LORD rejoice in his works—
who looks on the earth and it trembles,
who touches the mountains and they smoke.
I will sing to the LORD as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
May my meditation be pleasing to him,
for I rejoice in the LORD.
Bless the LORD, O my soul.
Praise the LORD!
There is power in being positive and thankful. It isn’t always easy to be thankful and positive, especially when horrible things are happening both around us and in our own lives. However, such things do not diminish the power of being positive and thankful. “May the Lord rejoice in his works—who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke.” When we stop to notice and give thanks for the majesty of the mountains, the stars in the sky, or the much-needed rain in areas experiencing severe drought, there is a sense of awe that God created these things. When I think of the good in the world that God has created, I know that “I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.”
Dear Lord, thank you for everything you have created. Thank you for nature, thank you for people, and thank you for animals. Help us to take care of everything you have created and to be good stewards of the earth. Amen.
Go with God.