Today’s PrayerPoint ~ Psalm 150
He is Risen!
He is Risen indeed!
The work of Easter is remembered and celebrated today around the world but Easter is for every day! Jesus saving work is for each of us. Happy Easter today and every day!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens.
Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.
Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
praise him with timbrel and dancing,
praise him with the strings and pipe,
praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord.” Psalm 150
Today’s PrayerPoint ~ Psalm 118
“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
Yesterday is done. Tomorrow is yet to come. So today is what I have!
Starting the day with an attitude of praise helps my day get started on the right foot! Even when I am in the middle of challenging circumstances, I can choose joy because of the bigger picture of God’s mercy and grace!
Have you noticed that a crabby person can quickly infect others with their crabbiness? Happy people can do the very same thing.
Re-joy. (I know–that isn’t really a word but I like it — It reminds me that joy happens more than just once!)
Miriam-webster.com says this about rejoice, “Middle English, from Anglo-French rejois-, stem of rejoier, rejoir, from re- + joir to welcome, enjoy, from Latin gaudēre to be glad…”
My prayer is that you are able to find joy in your day and share that with those who come in contact with today!
Today’s PrayerPoint ~ Psalm 103
“Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise is holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul and forget not all his benefits.
He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases; he redeems my life from the pit and crowns me with love and compassion.
He satisfies my desires with good things, so that my youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” Psalm 103:1-5
When I am struggling — and there always seems to be some sort of thing I dread that is coming up — it is really important for me to focus on praising and thanking God for what He has done and recalling those things. Reminding myself of God’s provision in my life is so important..sometimes I have a crazy short-term memory!
I also think it is helpful to encourage others when they struggle to remember. There are times when life is hard and there seems to be no good choice out there. Remembering that God goes before and behind me and hems me in is sometimes hard when I am caught up in a moment (or days) of discouragement.
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Is there someone in your life who can use some encouragement today?
Below is another great Integrity Music Song. Enjoy!
Today’s PrayerPoint ~ Psalm 100
“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”
May God’s peace and joy infuse your day!
Got a long list and a short amount of minutes to accomplish the task?
That is my life today!!!
But it isn’t too busy a day to praise God for the sunshine, His love, His grace, His mercy, And His forgiveness! Even on one of those crazy days there is time for praise!!!
Quick–what are 5 things you are thankful for today? It is important that we notice and give thanks, even on a busy day!