Posts Tagged ‘Psalm’

Story of the day:  Joy

     Sherwood Wirt wrote in Jesus, Man of Joy, about a conversation that he had with C.S. Lewis.  He says, “there is too much solemnity and intensity in dealing with sacred matters, too much speaking in holy tones.  The tragic loss in all this pious gamesmanship is to the individual in the pew, who begins to feel that in the midst of the religious razzle-dazzle he cannot get through to the Lord Himself.

     We have learned that joy is more than a sense of the comic, more than earthly pleasure, and to a believer even more than what we call happiness.  Joy is the enjoyment of God and the good things that come from the hand of God.  If our new freedom in Christ is a piece of angel food cake, joy is the frosting.  If the Bible gives us the wonderful words of life, joy supplies the music.  If the way to Heaven turn out to be an arduous steep climb, joy sets up the chair lift.”

Quote of the day:  Author Unknown

“Joy is a winsome magnet that draws people in because it is one thing they do not have.”

Bible verse of the day:  Psalm 16:11

“You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Today I will think about the joyful abundance that is mine when I follow Christ.  I will follow the path of life that You reveal to me and as I do, Your Word says that in Your presence, I will find the fullness of joy.  I thank You for this beautiful day!

In Jesus Name I pray,

Amen

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Funny Friday Quote:  You many have a bad apartment if….

  • It’s the same bedroom you had as a kid, but now your parents are charging you two grand a month.
  • Your building’s security system is a cardboard cutout of Clint Eastwood.
  • Rent must be paid in small, non-sequential bills.
  • Every time you pass the doorman, he’s wearing another article of your clothing.
  • you can’t get through your bedroom door because of the yellow police tape.

Bible verse of the day:  Psalm 63:3

“Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You.”

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

I pray for rest this weekend from all things that are distracting and that take my focus off of You.  May this weekend be a time of reflection from the things that You have done for me and a time of worship for loving me the way that You do.  Father, I will turn to You when things may seem chaotic and I will trust in You to give me the courage that I need to endure any situation that may be set before me.  I will look to You every single day of my life as my Ultimate Source of hope, peace, and strength.  I thank You for this day!

In Jesus Name I pray,

Amen

Funny Friday Quote:  Can’t understand it!

   My Uncle Jack, a traveling salesman, was driving through Missouri, when he found the bridge over a stream washed away by a recent storm.  A native sat whittling a stick by the side of the wreckage.  “How deep is this stream?”  asked Uncle Jack.

   “Dunno.”

   “Think I can drive through it?”

   “Sure thing.  Why not?”

   Uncle Jack drove head-on into the stream.  His car promptly sank out of sight, and he barely got out with his life.  “What do you mean by telling me I could drive through that stream?”  he cried furiously.

   “Why it’s ten feet deep if it’s an inch!”

   The native scratched his head.  “Can’t understand it,”  he admitted.  Then, pointing to his own waist, he added, “The water’s only up to here on the ducks!”

Bible verse of the day:  Psalm 29:11

“The LORD will give strength to His people;  The LORD will bless His people with peace.”

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father

Thank You for such a blessed day!  Father, as I head into the day, I want to think about ways that I can glorify You by always putting You first in my life.  I pray for You to guide me away from any temptations or distractions that the world may toss my way, so that I may stand apart from the world.  I pray that my words and actions will become a living testimony to Your Love and Grace.

In Jesus Name I pray,

Amen

 

Funny Friday Quote:  Honest Young Man

   “Aunt Aggie was distressed when she lost her handbag in a shopping center recently.  An honest young man lad found it and returned it to her.

   “Funny,”  Aggie commented.  “When I misplaced the bag there was a ten-dollar bill in it.  Now I find ten one-dollar bills.”

“That’s right lady,” explained the honest lad.  “The last time i found a lady’s purse, she didn’t have any change for a reward.”

Bible verse of the day:  Psalm 46:10

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

I had no idea last night as Jeff and I lay in our bed and the bed began to move that we were in the middle of an earthquake.  When I woke from a dead sleep and questioned why the bed was moving, Jeff and I just went back to sleep, although we just weren’t sure what it was.  We went back to sleep and woke up this morning to find out that we had experienced our first earthquake ever.  Father, I thank You for keeping us safe, and I pray for those that have been effected by it.  I pray as we head into another weekend, that we continue to seek Your name, worship You, and find reverence in You.  I thank You for this day!

In Jesus Name I pray,

Amen