Passage: Psalm 65 (NIV 2011)
How pleasing it must be to the Lord, our God, to know that praise awaits[Him], our God, in Zion; to [Him] our vows will be fulfilled. [He] who answer prayer, to [Him] all people will come [v.1-2]. He has forgiven us. We are blessed when we choose to live in a close relationship with Him. He fills our lives with all the truly good things that this earthly life has to offer. We can find strength from Him to cope with the challenges of the day. True hope is found in Him. May we be in awe as we consider your creation. May we be wise stewards of all you have entrusted to us. May we envision a time when [God will] crown the year with [His] bounty, and [His] carts [will] overflow with abundance. [When] the grasslands of the wilderness overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness. [When] the meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they [will] shout for joy and sing [v. 11-13]. May we find peace and rest in this future hope.