Such a beautiful morning on my back porch. The gardenias smell so good. I can watch the cars pass by, people walking and getting their exercise, walking their dogs. I can hear neighbors greeting each other as their paths cross and the birds singing their morning songs. There is a breeze and at least for this hour it feels wonderful.
Such a beautiful morning. But the main reason I am out here is to spend time with God, in His Word, and in prayer. In His Presence is fullness of JOY (Psalm 16:11) and no matter what is going on in the world, in my heart and my world this morning, I feel truly joyful.
I woke up with this song on my heart and this passage of scripture before me during my morning devotions. God bless you all as you go forth into your world and whatever this day holds for you. Every word of the song is my prayer for you!
-Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
-For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
-Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
-Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
-Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
-And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
-Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
-Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
-For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.
~ Psalms 37:1-9