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. NLT
Where is the most beautiful place you have been? What made it so beautiful?
How does being in a place like that help you notice the Lord?
As you read through verses 10-15 of Psalm 104, imagine yourself standing with the writer of the psalm on top of a mountain looking across a landscape. Describe what you see.
In that landscape, what simple, yet miraculous, actions does the writer attribute to the Lord?
::::: DIGGING DEEPER :::::
In the Lord’s Prayer found in Matthew 6:9-13, Jesus encourages us to give thanks for our daily bread. How does the simplicity of that prayer relate to these verses in Psalm 104?
::::: APPLICATION CHALLENGE :::::
Identical to the prior challenge, take time in the next 24 hours to notice the details of creation, both on a macro and micro scale. Let your observations lead you to praise the Lord.