Spring Is Right Around The Corner

Psalm 118:24 – ” This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
Today dawned bright, early and clear. The sun was out and, while the wind did its level best to dampen the spirits of those out and about, it was easy to get the sense that winter has lost its bluster.
Monday offered a wonderful preview of spring – a light breeze blew, the sun shown down and the temperature hovered in the ’60’s, while yesterday slammed home the notion that we’re not quite through with winter just yet. This week has been a study in weather-related contrasts and I’ve been loving every minute of it.
I’ve been feeling quite blessed as of late. God has been pressing upon me the need for me to maintain proper perspective. I don’t own anything, I’m merely a caretaker (a “steward”) and every minute I spend deluding myself on this point is another minute spent in vain.
Today was a great day to be alive and I’m grateful that I was given the chance to enjoy it. Have a pleasant evening and rejoice in it.

5 Comments

  1. I’m stuck in a refrigerator killing thousands of fowl, I am not sure how God would like me to appreciate that :-P. Also is it just me or is Frank J down?!

  2. IMAO is up as far as I can see.
    You’re working to provide your future bride with a good stable household and you’re being paid a good wage to do work that you at least marginally enjoy, right? I’d say that’s a good place to start… *grin*
    Also, you’re finally off third shift, which is nice, right? And the weather was great today. Not too much longer till you can golf.
    Oh, and you’re stinkin’ getting married in a couple of months! That’s definitely something to rejoice in!

  3. Have you ever had those times, though, when you were blessed then all of a sudden it seemed that the enemy attacked you from just about every angle trying to steal your joy?

  4. Absolutely, and it’s quite easy to get down in those situations. I haven’t quite figured out how to avoid it (I don’t even know if there is a way), but I was really struck by a chapter in the Ortberg book The Life You’ve Always Wanted called “the Discipline of Joy”.
    Ortberg basically makes the case that we are, in fact, commanded by God to be joyful in all things and that to be able to accomplish that takes years of discipline and hard work.
    Just some food for thought.

  5. Boy, that’s hard to do. I’ve ordered the book you mention from the library, hopefully it will give me some insights into how to overcome this.

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