My attitude has stunk the past couple days. I've been moody and angry at things that are beyond my control (not at home but at that other place I inhabit). I don't know why I let things get to me like I do...except that it's my flesh. Thankfully, God has removed my sin as far from me as the east is from the west (Psalm 103:12), and He looks past all of my imperfections.
Today is a new day...and like His mercies are new every morning...so are mine. And I am moving on and past it all...and I am going to do what He has called me to do for this time in my life, and that is to love on all the hundreds of kids that are in my care for 30 minutes every day. I thank God for each and every one of them, and how their smiles turn my bad day into a brighter one, and I pray that through me, they will see the love of Jesus.
That being said, I was flipping through my beloved Bible this morning, and these are the verses that jumped out at me. I thought I would share them with the bloggy world and the facebook world. I hope they jump out at you in a new way today. I love how God's word does that...it comes alive in different ways all the time. Today I obviously needed this familiar passage, and the one I'm working on memorizing (more on that in a minute). I thank God that He shows me the ways that He cares for me and loves me...it's all through His word.
1 Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise His holy name.
2 Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things He does for me.
3 He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.
4 He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies.
5 He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle's!
6 The Lord gives righteousness and justice to all who are treated unfairly.
7 He revealed His character to Moses and His deeds to the people of Israel.
8 The Lord is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
9 He will not constantly accuse us, nor remain angry forever.
10 He does not punish us for all our sins; He does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.
11 For His unfailing love toward those who fear Him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.
12 He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.
13 The Lord is like a father to His children, tender and compassionate to those who fear Him.
14 For He knows how weak we are; He remembers we are only dust.
15 Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die.
16 The wind blows, and we are gone-as though we had never been here.
17 But the love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear Him. His salvation extends to the children's children
18 of those who are faithful to His covenant, of those who obey His commandments!
19 The Lord has made the heavens His throne; from there He rules over everything.
20 Praise the Lord, you angels, you mighty ones who carry out His plans, listening for each of His commands.
21 Yes, praise the Lord you armies of angels who serve Him and do His will!
22 Praise the Lord, everything He has created, everything in all His kingdom. Let all that I am praise the Lord.
Isn't He good? I am overwhelmed with Him this morning. I hope you are as well. Love to all...and happy Wednesday!
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