Monday, May 13, 2013

Revived


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A two a.m. prayer time led to a feeling of peace and joy this morning.  I woke with a feeling of happiness and excitement for the day.  That hasn't happened in a while.  As my feet when over the side of the bed, I didn't feel dread.  As I poured my first cup of coffee, I looked forward to eagerly seeing what God has for me today.

I opened my Bible to this passage.

Psalm 19:1-7 ~ 
 
The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
    The skies display his craftsmanship.
Day after day they continue to speak;
    night after night they make him known.
They speak without a sound or word;
    their voice is never heard.
Yet their message has gone throughout the earth,
    and their words to all the world.
God has made a home in the heavens for the sun.
It bursts forth like a radiant bridegroom after his wedding.
    It rejoices like a great athlete eager to run the race.
The sun rises at one end of the heavens
    and follows its course to the other end.
    Nothing can hide from its heat.
  The instructions of the Lord are perfect,
    reviving the soul.


As the words in the last verse here say...my soul has been revived.  And it is good!

This week I continue to count blessings #1591-1607

♥ Watching mama birds on the nest.

♥ Dinner out with my family for Mother's Day.

♥ A son who knows exactly the type of gift I'd love.
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Chatting with a friend for a few hours at a craft show.

♥ Clean windows. 

♥ Stephen got a job for the summer.

♥ Praying for peace and healing and God's comfort with a friend in the hospital after a serious auto accident.

♥ Recognizing that God is greater than all my concerns.

♥ Joyful faces on Sunday.

♥ Teaching little ones in children's church.

♥ Singing with 3 year olds.

♥ A mama bird on the nest.
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♥ Working through a conflict with my daughter.

♥ Having four different women tell me that my book is a blessing.

Foot rubs from my husband.

♥ Clean laundry.

♥ Renewed hope.

And finally....

Two a.m. prayer times.