Monday, June 21, 2010

a river in the desert

Psalm 105:41 He opened the rock, and water gushed out;
       like a river it flowed in the desert.
I enjoyed reading Psalm 105 this morning.  It recounts the histroy of the people of Israel from Abraham to Joseph to the deliverance from Egypt.  The verse above reminded me of God's presence and provision in our lives, even when we go through "desert" experiences of life.  The first several verses of the psalm provide action words that we can follow to stay in alignment with the Lord and to fully experience Him.
1 Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name;
       make known among the nations what he has done.

 2 Sing to him, sing praise to him;
       tell of all his wonderful acts.

 3 Glory in his holy name;
       let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.

 4 Look to the LORD and his strength;
       seek his face always.

 5 Remember the wonders he has done,
       his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,


These five verses capture the heart of our relationship with the Lord.  We need to look to Him, remember all He has done for us, thank Him and actively worship Him in heart and voice.  I believe we will then truly appreciate the rivers He sends our way, even as we trudge across the hot desert sands and dry times of life.



Rob Smith

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