Psalm 36:8 “…the high and low among men…feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights.’
[Even in the midst of difficulty, we can eat and drink of your marvelous provision—but we must choose to do so. You offer us so much on the spiritual side (love, joy, peace, grace, goodness, hope, purpose, power and wisdom) as well as the physical side, and you call on us to open wide and receive your gifts. You are our source of all, you are the provider of all. Praise you that you are the abundant God, the reason for all our delight.]
Psalm 36:9 “For with you is the fountain of life;”
[Without you is only death, destruction, damage and decay. As we come to you and surrender, we are made alive, brought into a life that flows from you fountain of grace and the well of your Word.
This life continually grows ever more rich, deep, wonderful and abundant as we see more and more of your great and gracious character, and love you more and more in response to knowing your love that surpasses knowledge through noting God sightings.
“in your light we see light.”
[To know you is to begin to see, and the more we walk into the light of your presence and power, the more we can know and understand. “The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining on ever more brightly til the full light of day” (Prov. 4:18).
You are the Revealer, the Teacher, our Guide. From you flows all revelation and insight. With you we are continually seeing more and more treasures in your Word, in your work, in your way. Praise you for the clarity, the vision, the in sight and the understanding you bring.]
I praise you, Lord God, my Heavenly Father, that you are so loving to us, taking us now through this team conflict, this difficult, hard, trying, painful, unpleasant, distressing time.
On one side, it is because of the stubbornness of those involved; on the other hand, it is because you are bringing pressure to bear on all of us to grow and deepen, to trust and offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving.
I praise you now for how you are going to work this out, for you are the fountain of life, the light of wisdom and the God of abundance. You, Lord, are good, loving and wise. We trust you, we praise you, we submit to you with all our hearts. Guide us today in living disciplined and wise lives. Amen.