This psalm is unique in the fact that David uses this psalm to declare the greatness of God and His creation. Verse 6 says: “Who establishes the mountains by His strength, being clothed with power “. It is so easy to look at the magnificence and beauty of the mountains and because we see them so often we never relate them to the power and beauty of God’s creation. This is a warning to us at the start of this new year to focus on the fact that we are alive because, in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth and all mankind. One of our weaknesses is that we find it hard to stay focused on the things that matter. A good example of this is I live in a unit overlooking a park and a river with many boats, when people visit me they always comment on the good view that I have. Whereas after 13 years I generally take the view for granted. We can do the same thing in our Christian living, we take for granted our belonging to the Lord and just coast along which is a very dangerous way to live. David continues in Verse 7 to acknowledge His God “You who still the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people”. As I read this psalm I realise it is so easy to forget the greatness of my Salvation, last month was my 69th anniversary of being born again. As I look back over my life I can truly say I am glad I belong to Jesus who is my Lord and Saviour. Through the many seasons of my life, He has been faithful and it is so good to remind myself how blessed I am to have Jesus as my Lord and Saviour. This why it is important to start each day having a time set apart to have fellowship with Him. At the beginning of the new year, it is good to reassess our priorities and choose to make Jesus number one in our lives. David never allowed the pressure of being king to dull his view of the Lord. David continues in Verse 8 “They who dwell in the farthest parts are afraid of your signs; You make the outgoings of the morning and the evening rejoice “. We are reminded again that God is everywhere and we should be aware of His presence everywhere we go. I call my life ’Living with Jesus’ because I take Jesus with me everywhere I go. Over the years I felt uncomfortable taking Jesus to certain activities so I stopped doing those things because I cannot live without Him. I like the way that David says that His God makes the beginning and the end of each day rejoice. This demonstrates how David experienced the goodness of God every day. May we choose to experience the same in this year of 2013.