Daily D – Psalm 121:1-2
Psalm 121:1, 2 I look up to the mountains— does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth! (NLT)
The morning weather guy tweeted about today’s forecast, “Gorgeous may be an understatement.” Spring Fever may well hit its peak in the next few hours. Staying focused and productive could be a challenge. Where do days like this come from? They are gifts of God, Maker of Heaven and Earth.
Take a snapshot of this day and carry it in your heart through all your less pleasant days. Stephen Covey in his masterpiece The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People says we should carry our weather within us. This forecast is the kind of day you want to recall on your rainy days and Mondays.
Yesterday’s drive home took us past fields of wildflowers so lush and rich in color they were intoxicating. Steven Curtis Chapman sang Morning Has Broken on the worship playlist, the perfect accompaniment to the views of the drive.
Like the psalmist, look up. Look around. Capture all of God’s good through your senses. Store it away for a rainy day. Bundle some of it for overly hot days and much too cold days. Package it for those days when work feels way too much like work.
The sun is rising now. The birds are singing their praises and thanksgiving. It’s a good time to join them in morning song.
I will carry my weather within me.
Our Father, you are good all the time. You make all things beautiful. You give us opportunities to see the world through lenses of your abundant love. This transforms rainy days into springtime perfection. Empower us to carry within is the beauty and joy of days like this, days pointing toward that perfect day to come. Amen.
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Psalm 139:17, 18 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!
2 Corinthians 5:1-5 For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies. While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life. God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 10:13 The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.