Friday, May 16, 2014

oh what a beautiful day!

Sing with me folks, "Oh what a beautiful morning!  Oh what a beautiful day!  I've got a beautiful feeling, everything's going my way!"  And it is!  For Jesus is with me!!!

I look at my pretty lemon, avocado, and fig trees - all thriving... all growing nearby my kitchen window.  All sprouting up with delight to welcome in the new morning sun.  I too will sprout with sincere delight and welcome into my life the new morning Son!

Shine on, dearest Creator!  Beam your love onto me and give me your everlasting Light so that I might extend my branches out and transfer your healing oxygen to others today.  Use me to bless.  Use me to live positive and renewed, with deep roots abiding tightly to your firm, supportive foundation.  Always ready for the next thunderstorm.  Always on guard for nightfall and darkness... to come and to go according to your perfect schedule, in your perfect timing.  Always believing to my core that your promises are eternally true, and unchanging, and for good.

Yes, I know that my Master is here with me.  I will joyfully praise Him in every hour because my Savior is going my way... HIS WAY!  "All the sounds of the earth are like music!"  Sing along, believers!  For our King rules!  The Master has painted another explosive new dawn - bringing in this phenomenal new day to serve and glorify His Magnificent Name.  Who wouldn't want to sing along?  Hurray!  Jesus is Lord!  Let us feast on His Word!  Let us drink from His giving abundance!

This is THE DAY that the Lord has made!  He intends for us to rejoice and be glad in it, no matter our current trials!  Christ invites us to sing His new song of salvation!  To live positive... prepared... in His full, peaceful potential!  Won't you lay aside and surrender it all on His altar?  Won't you come and adore Him?  Come... accept His gift, and stretch every limb high in worship!  Come and know that the Lord is with you and will fight for you!  His mercies are NEW every morning... every day!

Hallelujah to the King of kings!  He reigns.  He sparkles.  Morning by morning he dispenses his justice, and every new day he does not fail!  Rejoice!  For He has risen so that we also might rise up and stand firm!  Let all those who dwell in the dust wake up and shout for joy!

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.  See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. Lift up your eyes and look about you: All assemble and come to you; your sons come from afar, and your daughters are carried on the hip. Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come. Herds of camels will cover your land, young camels of Midian and Ephah. And all from Sheba will come, bearing gold and incense and proclaiming the praise of the Lord. All Kedar’s flocks will be gathered to you, the rams of Nebaioth will serve you; they will be accepted as offerings on my altar, and I will adorn my glorious temple. Who are these that fly along like clouds, like doves to their nests? Surely the islands look to me; in the lead are the ships of Tarshish, bringing your children from afar, with their silver and gold, to the honor of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor. Foreigners will rebuild your walls, and their kings will serve you. Though in anger I struck you, in favor I will show you compassion. Your gates will always stand open, they will never be shut, day or night, so that people may bring you the wealth of the nations - their kings led in triumphal procession. For the nation or kingdom that will not serve you will perish; it will be utterly ruined. The glory of Lebanon will come to you, the juniper, the fir and the cypress together, to adorn my sanctuary; and I will glorify the place for my feet. The children of your oppressors will come bowing before you; all who despise you will bow down at your feet and will call you the City of the Lord, Zion of the Holy One of Israel. Although you have been forsaken and hated, with no one traveling through, I will make you the everlasting pride and the joy of all generations. You will drink the milk of nations and be nursed at royal breasts. Then you will know that I, the Lord, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob. Instead of bronze I will bring you gold, and silver in place of iron. Instead of wood I will bring you bronze, and iron in place of stones. I will make peace your governor and well-being your ruler. No longer will violence be heard in your land, nor ruin or destruction within your borders, but you will call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise.  The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory. Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end. Then all your people will be righteous and they will possess the land forever. They are the shoot I have planted, the work of my hands, for the display of my splendor. The least of you will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation. I am the Lord; in its time I will do this swiftly. (Isaiah 60)

"Oh what a beautiful morning!  Oh what a beautiful day!  I've got a beautiful feeling, everything's going my way!"  

Happy Friday, May 16, 2014!  Happy, beautiful NEW DAY!



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