1/4/10

This is the Day

Sometimes I get so busy with my to-do lists that I forget to just rejoice! Why does God say that we will be blessed when we worship Him? I know that when I am rejoicing in God, I am focusing on Him and not on myself. When I focus on Him, my troubles and stress completely fade. I am so much more at peace and rest when He is not only the center of my life, but my thoughts!

Lord, be the center of my thoughts and let me praise You today!

Psalm 118:24
This is the day the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 13:5-6
I've thrown myself headlong into Your arms -
I'm celebrating Your rescue.
I'm singing at the top of my lungs,
I'm so full of answered prayers.

Psalm 89:15-16
Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship,
for they will walk in the light of Your presence, Lord.
They rejoice all day long in Your wonderful reputation.
They exult in Your righteousness.

Psalm 96:11-13
Let the skies rejoice and the earth be glad;
let the sea and everything in it shout.
Let the fields and everything in them rejoice.
Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy
before the Lord, because He is coming.

You give and take away for my good. For who am I to say what I need?
For You alone see the hidden parts of me that need to be stripped away.
And as You begin to refine, I’m learning to let go and rely on One who walks with me.
As hard as it may be,
You’re teaching me all the while to say:
Bless the Lord, O my soul.
All that’s in me bless Your name,
Forget not Your power un- told, not Your glory or Your fame.
For You came to heal the broken, to redeem and make me whole.
Bless the Lord, O my soul.
-written by Laura Story