God's Holy Fire: 'Creator and Sustainer'

Sunday, May 5, 2019

When you send your Spirit, [all creatures] are created, and you renew the face of the ground.
— Psalm 104:30 NIV

Key Thought

Psalm 104 praises God as creator and sustainer of the earth. One of the dimensions of his providential care has to do with the work of the Holy Spirit. The same Spirit that was hovering above the primordial formless creation (Genesis 1:1-2) waiting for the Father's word to complete the work of creation is even now the Father's partner in bringing blessing to our world. When we pray to God — the Creator and Sustainer of all we know — and when we talk about Jesus holding the universe together, we need to remember that the Holy Spirit is also active in this work: "When you send your Spirit, [all creatures] are created, and you renew the face of the ground."

Today's Prayer

O Father, thank you for your ongoing involvement in the universe that you created. I know that our world is broken as a result of the fall and our human rebellion to your will, but I take comfort in knowing that you hear our prayers and that your Holy Spirit still is at work in our world renewing your creation. Thank you. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Illustration

Illustration of Psalm 104:30 NIV — When you send your Spirit, [all creatures] are created, and you renew the face of the ground.

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About This Devotional

God's Holy Fire is a daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

The Thoughts and Prayer for God's Holy Fire are written by Phil Ware.

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