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THIS is the day!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

"THIS is the day that the LORD has made,

I WILL rejoice and be glad in it."

Psalm 118:24

Yesterday morning as I was getting ready for work, the LORD brought the above verse to my heart. I woke up feeling discouraged, and prayed for the LORD's strength as I fumbled my way to the shower.

And the LORD graciously answered my prayer. Almost like THIS is your verse for today, Amanda!

And so, I have been thinking about this verse - actually been singing it to myself (in my head of course, yikes!) in that sort of sing-song children's praise song I learned waaaaay back. Probably in AWANA Club! Anyways. This verse is POWERFUL. So much truth in each phrase.

I love that it says "THIS DAY". As in not yesterday, not tomorrow, THIS day. TODAY.  I need to be reminded to live in today. To not live in the past or the future but TODAY.

And then - "that the LORD has made." HE made this day! He MADE it. He knows exactly what is going to happen, He designed it, and as His redeemed child, it will be for my GOOD. He is SOVEREIGN, in control.

And then - I WILL REJOICE and be glad in it. There is determination there... to choose to be joyful. As in, I CHOOSE to be thankful today. Perhaps that means I am gritting my teeth and determining that I will be joyful, darn it! Haha. But really, it is a choice. And all too often I don't choose to rejoice and be glad. I whine and complain and feel sorry for myself!

This verse that I have known all my life, became SO fresh and new and powerful in my life yesterday. Such a reminder that God sees my needs, and reaches down to meet them. He sees your needs, friends! He is the "God who sees".

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