I love mornings! The sun lighting the skies, even on rainy mornings. I don’t think I could live in Alaska where there is a season when there is no daylight.
Each morning is like a new beginning. A brand new slate with no chalk marks. I begin by going outside and feeding the feral cats. They await me eagerly, trusting me, and knowing I will provide for their needs.
After I feed them, I look around. I look upward, stretch my arms toward heaven, and thank God for the day and all the blessings. I ask Him to bless me so I can be a blessing to others. I just know He is smiling down at me…a silly woman in pajamas and pink fuzzy slippers.
I love surprises. Each day is a lovely surprise waiting. Woven through the steps I’ll take today will be more messages from Jesus. Just like the beautiful glimpse of the sun this morning which has since been covered by clouds.
And the beauty of raindrops clinging to a new rosebud.
When I step out of bed, I’m stepping into the arms of a loving Lord. He strengthens me throughout the day and never leaves me. Without Him I’d be a mess!
People comment about my smile, my sunny disposition. It comes not from me, but from Jesus residing in my heart. No matter the trials of life, I can move on, because of Him.
May you find joy in your day today. You are loved!
“By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us — set us right with him, make us fit for him — we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. And that’s not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand — out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise. There’s more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary — we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!” ~~ Romans 5:1-5 (MSG)