There is a danger that we can take for granted the goodness of God we experience every day. This Psalm through David reminds us the Lord does great and mighty things and should not forget them. The chorus of an old Hymn says: “Count your blessings name them one by one and it will surprise you what the Lord has done. “ Verse 6 says: “He turned the sea into dry land; they went through on foot, there we will rejoice in Him”.  David reminded the people of the miracles that God had performed when they escaped from Egypt they crossed the Red Sea on dry land and when they entered the promised land they also crossed the flooded river on dry land. The sad thing is that they forgot the great things God had done for them and stopped following Him. We face the same danger today if we do not regularly spend time with the Lord we find ourselves distant from Him and start to live like we did before we were born again. Verse 7 says “He rules by His power forever; His eyes observe the nations; do not let the rebellious exalt themselves”.  We must constantly remind ourselves that God is in control and not be moved by the way of the world. Sadly because the church did not take a stand and opposed it the marriage act was changed to include same-sex marriage which is ungodly but only happens by the inactivity of Christians. Verse 8 says: “Oh bless our God, you peoples! And make the voice of His praise to be heard”. This verse declares an important principle, it is not just good enough to think about the goodness of God, we must declare it with our voice, this is something that I try to do, especially when I am talking to other people it is so good to talk about the goodness of God in my life. Sadly not all people who attend church do not do this, they will talk about anything except praising the Lord for being in their life. This is something that I pray about and put into practice for I know that the church grows when the Lord is honoured by His people. Verse 9 says: “Who keeps our soul among the living, and does not allow our feet to be moved”. I am so glad that I have been living with Jesus for over 69 years, but sadly there have been times when my love for my Lord grew cold, however, I am thankful those times have been few and for most of the time I have glad the I belong to Jesus. We have to be careful that the business of life does not interfere with our relationship with our Lord. It is easy at times to skip our daily prayer time and if we are not careful we find ourselves doing other things instead of spending time with our Lord. This year may we take the time and check if the Lord is our priority.


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