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Rain

James 1:2 “Count it all joy, when you meet trials of various kinds”

rain-silhouetteSomewhere between the smiles in the morning to frustration throughout the day we can make a decision to rise above a not so good or bad day and find something to smile about. We can decide to find joy. Sometimes it still rains but we can choose to consider trouble as an opportunity for great joy.

Streams in the Desert

Psalm 68:28 “Your God has commandedyour strength; Strengthen, O God, what You have done for us.” 

The Lord imparts unto us that primary strength of character which makes everything in life work with intensity and decision. We are “strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man.” And the strength is continuous; reserves of power come to us which we cannot exhaust. 

“The Lord is my strength” to go on. He gives us power to tread the dead level, to walk the long lane that seems never to have a turning, to go through those long reaches of life which afford no pleasant surprise, and which depress the spirits in the sameness of a terrible drudgery.

 

“The Lord is my strength” to go up. He is to me the power by which I can climb the Hill Difficulty and not be afraid.
“The Lord is my strength” to go down. It is when we leave the bracing heights, where the wind and the sun have been about us, and when we begin to come down the hill into closer and more sultry spheres, that the heart is apt to grow faint.
I heard a man say the other day concerning his growing physical frailty, “It is the coming down that tires me!”
“The Lord is my strength” to sit still. And how difficult is the attainment! Do we not often say to one another, in seasons when we are compelled to be quiet, “If only I could do something!”
When the child is ill, and the mother stands by in comparative impotence, how severe is the test! But to do nothing, just to sit still and wait, requires tremendous strength. “The Lord is my strength!” “Our sufficiency is of God.” The Silver Lining

John 3:16 Day

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

Don’t let today slip by without reflecting what was done for you. If you haven’t made a decision to follow Jesus, today can be that day for you.

Don’t be mislead that “love” and being “nice” is good enough. John tells us in God’s Word that it is through Jesus that we can have that restored relationship with God.

Make today YOUR day!