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Have We Missed the Blessing of God?

Have we missed the the blessing of God ?

As I was reading Psalm 65 I was struck by this question, how many times do I go through a day and not see Gods blessing around me. I read in my daily devotion this morning Psalm 65.
Psalms 65:1
“1 <<To the chief Musician, A Psalm and Song of David.>> Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed. {waiteth: Heb. is silent}”

I find myself so busy most times I miss out on everything God is doing around me. To slow down just a little and observe how God is at work in everything we do makes for a wonderful day.

As I read through this chapter blessing after blessing is listed for us to consider and take notice of from day to day.

Yesterday was a snow day around here, we reviewed 66 cm of snow over night, when I woke in the morning to do my devotions the wind was blowing at around 100 km an hour. Normally I look out my office window and can see the large tree along with many of the snow covered roofs of houses in the distance, Yesterday I saw the effects of blowing snow, a white out! I opened my front door to let our dog go for his morning private time and there was snow piled three feet deep on the sidewalk, not seeing God in all this I must confess, though he was right there. Our Dog Gizzy looked at me with eyes to say you are cruel and unusual to make me go out there. I kinda agreed but the alternative was not much better. Sometimes we do not see God to clearly on days like that but he is right there waiting our praise but are we silent? I did praise the Lord, I don’t have to go into to work today though because of the 5 foot drift that filled my driveway! I just knew something good would come form this!
I closed and bolted the front door, went up stairs to my cozy lazy boy in my office and studied happily for over two hours. Thank the Lord for a comfortable home amen!
And now this morning I read psalm 65 and realize that really God is in all the things we have going on around us the good and what might seem to be bad.
Just take time this Morning to contemplate all that this chapter lists for us.
Contemplate how God is in it all! God is so good to make his presence known to us. Lets live in that presence amen.
OH! BY the way eventually I did get dressed nice and cozy warm and go shovel out the side walk and where the snowblower couldn’t get on the driveway. Three hours later and an opportunity to witness and invite two young men to church I was glad for the snow storm. I am now ready to brave a car lot full of snow that I so happily ignored yesterday.

Must go with God and brave the Snow once again.

Love living in the maritimes.

Have a great day, even in the snow Amen

God Bless

Psalms 65:1-13
“1 <<To the chief Musician, A Psalm and Song of David.>> Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed. {waiteth: Heb. is silent}
2 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.
3 Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away. {iniquities: Heb. Words, or, Matters of iniquities}
4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.
5 By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:
6 Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:
7 Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.
8 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice. {rejoice: or, sing}
9 Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it. {and…: or, after thou hadst made it to desire rain}
10 Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof. {settlest: or, causest rain to descend into} {makest…: Heb. dissolvest it}
11 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness. {with: Heb. of}
12 They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side. {rejoice…: Heb. are girded with joy}
13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.”

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