Words from the Heart for Saturday December 30th, 2017
You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.
Psalm 65:11 (NLT)
You Crown the Year
The people of the Lord really do have a testimony about the blessing of the Lord. Even the hard places have not kept Him from working on our behalf. Share with someone today about how you have experienced His blessings this past year. He is a wonderful Lord and His goodness knows no end.
A monarchial form of government has existed in what is now Canada since 1534, when Jacques Cartier claimed land in what is now Québec for King François I of France, an absolute monarch. Following the Treaty of Paris in 1763, New France was passed to Britain, a constitutional monarchy. In 1848, Nova Scotia established responsible government, a system in which ministers selected from elected representatives govern in the name of the sovereign and are held to account by the legislature, like today’s Cabinet.
Another year has just about come and gone. If you are a follower of Jesus, as you look back on this year you will see the hand of the Lord all over the place. The Psalmist noticed that and in Psalm 65:11 we read: “You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.” While David’s analogy here is agricultural – an abundant harvest – the point that David is making is far greater. God pours out His blessings on His people. It doesn’t mean that there haven’t been difficult and challenging times. David makes mention of them here. But even in those, if we look on them with the eyes of faith, we will see God’s goodness and blessing in the midst of the hardest times. As you look back over 2017 do you see the hand of the Lord in all things? How has he been a part of your life – the good times and the bad? How has he made the harvest of your life bountiful? Thank the Lord for every blessing with which he has crowned this year for you.
These have been words from the heart.