April 25 – Sing Blessings Back to the Lord

As God’s Story continues on David and other gifted songwriters pen many more blessings that are recorded in the Psalms.

Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are those who dwell in Your house and Your presence; they will be singing Your praises all the day long. Selah[pause, and calmly think of that]!  Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whose strength is in You, in whose heart are the highways to Zion. Passing through the Valley of Weeping (Baca), they make it a place of springs; the early rain also fills [the pools] with blessings.   What a vibrant  picture the psalmist paints of peace.

 Lord Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you.  Lord, you poured out blessings on your land! You restored the fortunes of Israel. Yes, the Lord pours down his blessings. Our land will yield its bountiful harvest.  Harmony is as refreshing as the dew from Mount Hermon that falls on the mountains of Zion. And there the Lord has pronounced his blessing, even life everlasting.

The blessings continue to flow because God is the giver of strength. He is our trustworthy Provider and He believes in restoration.  He is the One who pours down blessings. The harvest He gives in our lives is a great testimony to His loving care.  Harmony in song and harmony in life are both  blessings that can stream from our grateful hearts to our gracious Lord.

Psalm 84:4-6 AMP; Psalm 84:12 NIV; Psalm 85:1, 12 NLT; Psalm 133:3 NLT