It’s been a long, long time since I’ve done this but here goes . . . .OK! Everybody Up! Rise and Shine … Up! Up! Up! Good Morning! There! done!
Do you need something to get you started this morning? Me too!
Look around you, past the Monday thru Friday clutter, and be thankful. You slept in a house with walls and roof. I bet it was warm too. When you passed by the kitchen did you see food, ready to calm your hunger pangs? When you went to your closet, did you have too many choices of what to put on today? We are all blessed. Let’s be thankful.
Maybe it’s tough to be thankul because right now you’re going through tough times. There’s a Psalm for that! 34:18 “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” In Matthew 5:3 what does it say there? ““Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Blessed even then.
Take a few minutes to refresh and renew your spirit. It might feel like straining concrete – but you can do this. My prayer today for anyone reading this that you will experience joy in this day. You know . . . like expressed in Isaiah 55:12 “You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.”
Here’s a song to get you bounding down the right path – choose the one marked with thankfulness, OK?