Let Him Begin
From Psalm 65
Hope from Today's Reading:
"You visit the earth and water it; you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide their grain, for so you have prepared it. You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth." (Psalm 65:9-10 ESV)
Where to begin?
I feel this way when I look at my backyard. I'd love to have a vision—mulch here, potted plants there, a row of lilies or daisies or whatever you're supposed to plant at springtime in Middle Tennessee. I'd love to know where to begin, what to do. Instead, I look out and see something like how it must be to peer into my heart.
Overgrown this. Soggy that. Weeds and ivy and a whole mess of leaves. I see sunken spots and trees that need removing. A fence that should have been re-stained two years ago, at least. I see spots of grass, but nothing consistent.
Not God. He looks into my heart, into yours, and sees a place He can visit and water. A place He can provide for and prepare. A place He can settle, soften, and bless toward growth.
"The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves with joy, the meadows clothe themselves with flocks, the valleys deck themselves with grain, they shout and sing together for joy" (Psalm 65:12-13). He can do this. He specializes in doing this in the places we'd pitch a sign with the words BEYOND REPAIR.
He knows where to begin. Will you open your gate today and let Him begin in you?