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Daily Psalm 104  NLT
Verses 1 -23
O Lord, what a variety of things You have made!
1  Let all that I am praise the LORD.
     O LORD my God, how great You are!
     You are robed with honor and majesty.
2  You are dressed in a robe of light.
     You stretch out the starry curtain of the heavens;
3  You lay out the rafters of Your home in the rain clouds.
      You make the clouds Your chariot;
      You ride upon the wings of the wind.
:4  The winds are Your messengers;
      flames of fire are Your servants.
5  You placed the world on its foundation
      so it would never be moved.
6  You clothed the earth with floods of water,
      water that covered even the mountains.
7  At Your command, the water fled;
       at the sound of Your thunder, it hurried away.
8  Mountains rose and valleys sank
       to the levels You decreed.
9  Then You set a firm boundary for the seas,
       so they would never again cover the earth.
10  You make springs pour water into the ravines,
       so streams gush down from the mountains.
11  They provide water for all the animals,
        and the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12  The birds nest beside the streams
        and sing among the branches of the trees.
13  You send rain on the mountains from Your
        heavenly home, and
        You fill the earth with the fruit of Your labor.
14  You cause grass to grow for the livestock
        and plants for people to use.
    You allow them to produce food from the earth—
15      wine to make them glad, olive oil to soothe their
         skin, and bread to give them strength.
16  The trees of the LORD are well cared for—
        the cedars of Lebanon that He planted.
17  There the birds make their nests,
        and the storks make their homes in the cypresses.
18  High in the mountains live the wild goats,
        and the rocks form a refuge for the hyraxes.
19  You made the moon to mark the seasons,
        and the sun knows when to set.
20  You send the darkness, and it becomes night,
        when all the forest animals prowl about.
21  Then the young lions roar for their prey,
        stalking the food provided by God.
22  At dawn they slink back into their dens to rest.
23  Then people go off to their work,
         where they labor until evening.

(Psalm 104 cont. tomorrow.)

This is a beautiful recounting of the story of God's creation from the book of Genesis. In this Psalm we not only see His absolute power and sovereignty above all of His creation, but we also see that He lovingly feeds and cares for all of His creation.

In Luke 12:22-24 Jesus said, "So I tell you, don't worry about everyday life--whether you have enough food to eat or clothes to wear. For life consists of far more than food and clothing. Look at the ravens. They don't need to plant or harvest or put food in barns because God feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than any birds!" 

Look around at God's creation today. Take peace in knowing that as He cares for all His creation, He cares for you. And, that you are far more valuable to Him then the birds!

Thank you Lord that You are my God and Creator.
You sustain me and give me all that I need. I lack no good thing! As I look upon and enjoy Your creation, help me to be reminded to trust in Your certain care.
Song - He's Got The Whole World in His Hands