A cheerful heart is good medicine,
but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
It's time to be happy and count the blessings of life. Sometime I focus on what has not happen or the negative of life a little too much. I choose to stop those thoughts and find the joy of the Lord inside of me. God has done so many great things in my life, my family and friends. I see his mercy and grace everyday of life and I never want to stop seeing the amazing things he has already done.
Psalm 100 New International Version (NIV)
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalm 34:1 King James Version (KJV)
I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
HAPPY HEART ~
I wanted to give you some scripture to hold onto today. Putting a song in your head and heart is important. God's word holds true throughout time and generations. Living one day a time is important, but planning for tomorrow. God has shown his favor upon our lives and we should always guard our hearts. The enemy of your soul wants to take your song away.
If you stopped for a moment, what is the one thing you know God has done that is amazing? Besides giving up life, he takes our sins away and gives us a brand new day. I do find that when my mind is happy, I feel so much better. The Bible says the joy of the Lord is your strength. I find strength, courage, freedom and rest, in knowing God has my life in his hands. Nothing is going to happen that he won't be with me. God has given me a beautiful family that sticks together no matter what life brings us.
Prayer makes a difference and we have seen the miracle working power of God. Don't let anyone sway you from the truth of the Bible or the truth that you are loved by God. He plants people within our lives for purpose. Each of our examples goes further than we might know.
Go ahead and put on that song that makes your soul just rest. Maybe a joy that put joys into your heart. Music is the best because it calms our souls and excites too. My thought and prayers continue for each of you who read my blog, your family and friends. I do care and never forget that a new day brings hope and rest in knowing God is able.