Wednesday, January 16, 2013


This is the day the Lord has made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24

Every day is a new day full of possibilities.  God made the day for us to enjoy and to rejoice in the blessings of life "today", to view it as a new adventure and seize every opportunity to glorify Him through finding reasons to be glad.

There are things that can surely drag me down and sometimes I really have to purposely look for the good and remember to be grateful. Anybody else ever get the pity party going? But rather than remaining focused inwardly I pray the Lord to lift my head toward Heaven and God, to listen to the truth that makes me free from all that can bog me down. After all, He is the lifter of my head and He is faithful.

I'm glad today to finally feel a lot better after having the flu for the past two weeks.  I'm grateful to have gotten out of the house early this morning to walk my precious dog, Gideon - even in the rain!  He was  so frisky and had a blast.  Never mind the mud.  He didn't let the dreary looking day dampen his spirits and I had fun too.  He's such a happy pup and makes me smile. 

Thank You, Lord, for joy first thing this morning with my "baby" and for all of Your blessings.  Thank You for the promises found in Your word that are mine and make my heart sing, rejoice and be glad in this new day.

Scripture Meditation:
Psalm 3:3-4 - But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory and the One who lifts up my head.  I cried to the Lord with my voice, and He heard me from His holy hill.
Psalm 9:1-2 I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works.  I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.
Psalm 32:11 - Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!
Psalm 33:20-22 -  Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.  For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name.  Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, just as we hope in You.
Psalm 45:7 - ...Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness more than your companions.
Psalm 70:4 - But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you...
Psalm 100:1-5 - Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with singing. Know that the Lord, He is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.
Psalm 149:5 - Let the saints be joyful in glory; let them sing aloud on their beds.
Ephesians 2:6 - ...and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus...
Philippians 4:4 - Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
1 Thessalonians 5:16 - Rejoice always...
Zephaniah 3:17 - The Lord your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.
2 Chronicles 6:41 - ...may your saints rejoice in your goodness.
Habakkuk 3:17-19 - Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food; though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls— yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.  The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills.

(A page from my inspirational scrapbook)

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