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Monday, March 2, 2015

Having a Gray Day?

Let me start this new week’s set of blog posts off on an encouraging note!  I am not sure how the weather was (or is…) around where you live today, but for me it could easily have been seen as a text book Monday morning!  When I opened the blinds in our living room I was met with the sight of gray!  Fog permeated the sky and everything looked damp, dull and cold!  But you know what?  We don’t have to let the weather or anything else take our expectations and joy. 

I am so thankful for scriptures like 2 Corinthians 5:7 that inform us that “we walk by faith and not by sight.” (KJV)  Faith in what?  Faith in the truth of God and His Word!  So don’t let a dreary morning move you into a compromising position when it comes to standing on what the Word has to say about you and any situation you face today.  Just remember that you “can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens you.”  (Philippians 4:13 MKJV) Then you can laugh at what your eyes see, lift up your head and walk triumphantly through your day!

You know… I was going to use those thoughts simply as an opening to today’s post, but now I’m thinking that there is enough in those few paragraphs to give you plenty of encouragement to think and chew on for the whole day!  If nothing else today, just remember the chorus to that enduring hymn of exhortation written in 1922 by Helen H. Lemmel as you walk through your day and sing…
“Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
    Look full in His wonderful face,
    And the things of this world will grow strangely dim,
    In the light of His glory and grace.” 
Have a great and encouraging week!  Stay in tune to His Word, and keep asking yourself… What or Who’s Face of Grace am I expecting to look upon today?”

PS:  The sun just broke through here and suddenly everything looks bright, warm and cheery!  Funny how a little sunlight (SON-light) can change your entire impression of something!

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