Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.
A NEW DAY ~
THE JOY OF THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH
When I think of all the great things God has already done in my life, I feel the joy of the Lord. I actually tear up when I think of the miracles I've seen as well. My husband and both my kids have received miracles from God. Things that looked impossible but became possible. I can say the same thing as I had a heart attack last year and the miracle of a stent saved my life. I want to thank Doctors and Nurses who study and help us when we need that help. I see how Doctors and Nurses put their lives on the line to help others who are sick. I pray daily for all hospital workers too.
A NEW DAY ~
PRAISE THE LORD
I read in the Bible how people began to praise, God began a work. Praise is important and giving thanks for God's power throughout our lives. We might not always understand life, but we certainly can praise through it all. I've seen too much to doubt the power of God. I see how God is working behind the scenes of life and how the outcome can move a heart to joy.
2 Chronicles 20:22 ~ New International Version
As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated.
A NEW DAY ~
As they began to sing and praise, the Lord was at work!
Take a few minutes and think about somethings God has already done in your life. God has given us each life and a purpose on earth. Things we do and say will affect others in life. It's our job to be a positive example to others and spread the goodness of God. I like thinking about God and how I feel joy when I think about all the good things in my life. Some choices were my own and they were not good choices. Some choices lead me down a road of wrong and I love how God put that u-turn sign out to say, "COME BACK TO ME". A true surrender of my will to God's will happened to me. I still make wrong choices but I have learned quickly to keep my eyes upon God. He has done some great things for sure.
Let us praise God today and everyday of life. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Purpose praise and prayer this day!