June 18, 2012

What a Wonderful World

It's one of those days.

You know the kind....

....maybe not as often as you should (I don't) but you know them.
Those days when your eyes spring open and from the first 
deep breath of dawn spreading in your lungs
 you know the day is different.  

There's no particular reason for it that you can put your finger on, 
but you know.....because you feel it in your heart.

The sky is a little bluer.

Your toils are easier.

Smiles are more precious.

Goodwill spills from your heart,
so full it cannot be contained.

It is, simply, a great day to be alive.

Oh, friends....every day should be like that.
Every day can be like that
if we walk closely with the Lord 
and let his Holy Spirit fill us
with the joy of heaven promised.

The Psalmist knew this feeling when he wrote:

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
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.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love
endures forever; his faithfulness
continues through all the generations.
~ Psalm 100

Relationship with the Lord is the key.  It's not enough
to know about him, we must know him.  Intimately.
Like Adam and Eve walking with him in the garden.

Talk to God.  That's all prayer is.  A conversation.
Get to know him.  Tell him your concerns.
Listen to what he has to say.  Don't be afraid
to share it all with him....he already knows it.

And most importantly....

344.  Thieves who stole only a 12 ft. section of copper pipe when they 
broke into the church and ignored the thousands of dollars
worth of tools laying all over the place and did no damage.

345.   A goodbye hug from Mom that actually felt....okay and not 
extremely awkward and uncomfortable.  Progress.

346.  A good first day at my summer job.  The camp staff is very nice 
and the kids are great.

347.  A 72-passenger bus filled with kids singing Bible verses.

348.  A cloudy sky that is keeping a cap on the heat for one more day.

349.  A puppy that sleeps through the night and does (most of)
her business outside.

350.  Early, cool mornings in the mountains of Pennsylvania.

351.  A pool that is finally cleaned and ready to go.

352.  Marshmallows toasted in a backyard bonfire.

353.  A granddaughter on the phone, excitedly yelling "IT'S NANNY!"


Chatty Crone said...

I love that video - it made me feel so awesome and lucky to be alive! sandie

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

I'd like to ride that bus!

mare ball said...

Love the things you're grateful for. Sweet!

Simone said...

So blessed we are to see His creations around us and know that it is only God that can make it all beautiful. Enjoy your summer!

Cindy in PA said...

A bus filled with kids singing Bible verses. You live a blessed life! Thank you for sharing your list this week. Blessings!


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