Wednesday, July 20, 2011

One of "Those" Mornings

Yesterday I had one of those mornings.  I wasn't necessarily grumpy when I woke up, but I wasn't full of joy either.  Then my husband got a call that irritated him and as he was sharing the details with me, I felt my irritation level rise.  About 30 minutes after hubby left, he called to share another irritation with me.  Now I was irritated not only at this other thing, but also at my husband.  Then I got a call from someone else about another issue.  People, leave me alone!

As I was posting on Facebook about having one of "those" mornings, God spoke to me.  Why does this phrase have to be negative?  Why can't one of "those" mornings refer to a morning spent in God's presence?   We seem to talk more about our bad mornings than our good ones.  Are we glorifying God in this?  No!  Let's change our focus.  Instead of expecting it to be a bad day, let's expect it to be God's day.

 Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, 
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
Psalms 90:14

Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion; 
therefore I will wait for him."
Lamentations 3:22-24

 O LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you.
Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.
Isaiah 33:2

It is good to praise the LORD 
and make music to your name, O Most High,
to proclaim your love in the morning 
and your faithfulness at night.
Psalm 92:1-2

 This is the day the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

Many blessings,

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  1. Great food for thought. Our perspective changes everything.

  2. I really needed this today. Thanks! Our irritations could easily be turned around in His Presence. Blessings!

  3. Amen! It is all about our perspective. This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!

    Happy WFW!

    Bless you!

  4. Great thoughts! I want one of the "those" mornings to mean I've spent it rejoicing in the Lord despite the circumstances going on around me!

  5. That is great Lisa. Today is going to be God's day, the day he made so us let us rejoice and be glad in it.

    Great now I have that song stuck head! :).

    Blessings to you Lisa.

  6. Blessings Lisa... May this day be filled with praise and JOY! May this day rise up and greet you like this picture perfect photo! Your header photo drew me here (in your linkup).

    May His unfailing love change any irritation and ease any trouble, for His mercies and grace are new every morning. His promises are true! He is faithful! He is gracious!

    Thank you for these encouraging scriptures and precious scene!
    Let us rejoice and be glad!

    Peace and JOY,

  7. Great post Lisa... Again. lol

    God's desire for us is not to dwell in the negatives of this world, but instead to learn from our experiences and count the many Blessings He gives us each day. Making everyday "God's Day" sounds like a wonderful way to glorify His gifts!

    Have a Blessed Day!

  8. "Instead of expecting it to be a bad day, let's expect it to be God's day."


  9. I've missed you too, Lisa. I've been so busy on my writing that I've failed to listen for your voice, too, and your voice has always been an echo of that other Voice I need to hear every day. You bless me.

    Your response to my blog is a blessing too. You could have left it without those last little four words, but you added them, and I heard God's gracious blessing in the message. You are a voice of God to me, for sure. I'm glad you do what you do.

  10. Well written sister! May we always be reminded that our day is His and not ours. Therefore, we should adjust our attitudes accordingly :)

  11. A lot of days at work start like "those" mornings. Then I try to sit back and wonder, what am I supposed to be learning about this day? And usually just asking is enough to find something and make the day a little better.

  12. This is the day I needed to read this Lisa! I could easily let tomorrow be one of those days. Now I am going to write down these scriptures and take them with me as I go to the doc tomorrow. I am believing for a good day regardless of the report. Thanks for reminding me that everyday in HIM is a good day!

    Blessings in HIM...Chelle

  13. I have had too many mornings like that also Lisa. Oh how much better is it to rejoice in the Lord even when things are not going our way.

  14. I am not a morning person. But I so want to be. I so need to be:) It makes such a difference on so many accounts when I am. I love summer because the boys get to sleep in; but that changes next week - and morning will come early again. Next weeks, priorities change:) Holding on to starting the day with My Father!