You visit the earth and water it, You greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; You provide their grain, for so You have prepared it (Psalm 65:9).

When the things of this life enclose us, the only place we should go is to God through Jesus Christ. He should have all our focus and attention for He, Himself, is our only refuge and our only fortress.

Many believers do not avail themselves of the goodness of God, thus never attaining “His fullness” that has been given us through our union with Jesus Christ. David says in Psalm 65:9 “the river of God is full of water.” I must admit this short verse never captured my attention like it has today. The river of God is the “flowing out” of God Himself. This “flowing out” is liquid Word (water of the Word). Its purpose is to give life. There is no alternative result! This life, because of its source and nature, is always abundant! This is why Jesus said in John 10:10, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” He, Himself, being the Word of God can only bring abundance. Wherever He goes by His Spirit, the result is abundant life. Is it possible to live in abundance and not apprehend it? I think so. However, this does not have to be your reality.

Let us continue to look at the psalmist’s thoughts as expressed in Psalm 46. In verses 4 and 5, he says, “there is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her.” This river makes us glad (gives abundance), for we are the city of God. We are the tabernacle of the Most High. God is in the midst of her (us). We shall not be moved or shaken.

His river is full of water. Some results of this fullness are: He has chosen and caused us to approach His throne, in order that we may dwell with Him. We then shall be satisfied with His goodness for He is our salvation. He gives attention to the earth and waters it, the believer. He greatly enriches us, provides our food, and even waters our ridges abundantly so that all our being is profitable. He makes our cultivated parts soft with gentle showers and blesses them with growth. Our year is crowned with goodness and all His paths drip with abundance, therefore, we are able to always shout for joy with singing.

Let our song of joy be filled with understanding and a living reality of Christ Himself. He is in the midst of us. We shall not be moved.