Be still

Ok everyone . .  .UP UP UP everybody up! Rise and shine! Good Morning !

Ya know? Sometimes technology is not my friend. Today is one of those days.  So now that you’re up anyway, here’s my thought on what to do when a day starts out less than optimistic.  Change the song going through my head from ‘oh brother, what now’ to Psalm 40:3 “He has put a new song in my mouth— Praise to our God.” Here’s my teachable moment. Sometimes things don’t go according to my plan. Today’s little irritations were just that; tiny inconveniences.  But I know how easily those little things can mushroom into – well – what are mushrooms?  Fungus.

That’s not happening to my day and don’t let it happen to yours. This is a day to be thankful for something. Think of one thing, even the tiniest pleasant thought and let it germinate.  Today is a day that 2 Thessalonians 1:3 really speaks to me.  “You need to know, friends, that thanking God over and over for you is not only a pleasure; it’s a must. We have to do it. Your faith is growing phenomenally; your love for each other is developing wonderfully. Why, it’s only right that we give thanks….you’re so steady and determined in your faith despite all the hard times that have come down on you.”

We have to be thankful – stronger faith in God is fed through the cycle of being thankful. Sir Winston Churchill once said “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”  Today I had to listen to my head until it told my heart to start by being thankful – just be thankful.  Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.”

I hope you enjoy this new song by Amy Grant today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYUmQduBPjg

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