Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hit the floor with joy

His tender Mercies are new every morning

My Dear Friends,
Hello....it is morning
so what does your morning look like?
This kind of looks something like mine:
a cup of coffee and my bible 
and rejoicing if the sun is out in Portland

Anyone who walks with Jesus has the amazing
gift of fresh starts, new beginnings 
with the dawn of each day
but it is so easy to forget that
to just groan and stumble out of bed
It isn't automatic to feel excited about
a new beginning...
oh wait!
 some morning people have it nailed
 but then there
are the rest of us.
Someone once said that our morning minute
attitude can set the tone for the day.
So it could be important to take on the
morning renewed in our thinking 
by creating a new habit,
waking with a song of praise
of a song of groans.

the Word of God even says
"This is the Day the Lord has made
Let us rejoice and be glad in it"

I have learned that my day takes on
more beautiful tones if I take a few minutes
and say Good Morning to the  Holy Spirit
or say This is the day etc. out loud.

There was a period of time when the
Lord dealt with me about this
and I had to say that verse  out loud
several times before I got out of bed
and hit the floor. 
 Eventually it took hold in my heart
 and it was easy to declare it 
and easier to be more grateful
 for a new day.
I was sharing this recently with a friend
 and I suddenly realized that
during this time of attitude change
 my days at work had more
exciting things happen with more harmony
 after I started
declaring a blessing over my day.

I posted below some fresh ideas about the morning
May it open our hearts to its blessing 
 and help us stomp out the
groggy, stumbling and sighing of
fresh beginnings.
Love you all

His tender compassions never fail. 
They are new every morning; 
Great and beyond measure is Your faithfulness.
Lam 22:23

But as for me, 
I will sing of Your mighty strength and power; 
I will sing joyfully of Your loving kindness
in the morning
Psalm 59:16

prayer for morning 

by e. e. cummings

i thank God for most this
day; for the leaping greenly
spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky;
and for everything
which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes

(Everything is YES and AMEN In Jesus)

Morning has broken 
like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird
Praise for the singing
Praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the world

Morning has broken is a well-known Christian Hymn
first published in 1931 
made popular in the 70's
 by  folk singer, Cat Stevens.

Photo curtesy of Annie Spratt on unsplash  

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