Would you change the way you live if you knew that every word and thought would be examined by God first? David asks that God approve his words and thoughts as though they were offerings brought to the altar. As you begin each day, determine that God’s love will guide what you say and how you think.
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. (Psalms 19:14 NLT)
Just as we protect the pupils (literally, “apples”) of our eyes, so God will protect us. We must not conclude, however, that we have somehow missed God’s protection if we experience troubles. God’s protection has far greater purposes than helping us avoid pain; it is to make us better servants for him. God also protects us by guiding us through painful circumstances, not only by helping us escape them.
Guard me as you would guard your own eyes. Hide me in the shadow of your wings. (Psalms 17:8 NLT)
Day 3. FB messaging with Pretty Kate telling me a good and heart warming news. I could not contain my happiness like it is really Dad’s birthday today and i tried to call him to hear him say thank you, appreciate it and tell me that he loves me. When in fact, the letter came sooooooo late like he’s birthday is 6days ago from this date.
I wanna cry and laugh out loud about that failed surprise but the same time i feel so much happiness inside that made me choose this as my Day 3 of the #100HappyDaysChallenge post.
I miss them. I miss him.
I guess i am really A daddy’s girl :)
David’s heart was glad-he had found the secret to joy. True joy is far deeper than happiness; we can feel joy in spite of our deepest troubles. Happiness is temporary because it is based on external circumstances, but joy is lasting because it is based on God’s presence within us. As we contemplate his daily presence, we will find contentment. As we understand the future he has for us, we will experience joy. Don’t base your life on circumstances, but on God.
No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety. (Psalms 16:9 NLT)
It is human nature to make our own plans and then ask God to bless them. Instead, we should seek God’s will first. By constantly thinking about the Lord and his way of living, we will gain insights that will help us make right decisions and live the way God desires. Communicating with God allows him to counsel us and give us wisdom.
I will bless the Lord who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me. I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me. (Psalms 16:7, 8 NLT)