Psalm 86:11New International Version (NIV)
11 Teach me your way, Lord,
that I may rely on your faithfulness;
give me an undivided heart,
that I may fear your name.
My parents forced me to eat three times a day growing up. No joke. Three times. Every. Single. Day. And it wasn’t always stuff I liked, either. Matter of fact, I complained a lot about what my mom made. “Ewww, gross! Sauteed zucchini? Seriously? Mom, you know we hate this stuff!” So as I approached adulthood I made an important decision. Since my parents forced me to eat while I was growing up, I decided I was done with meals. Oh, here and there I’ll eat out of obligation. I mean, family traditions like Thanksgiving and Christmas, yeah, I’m there. But daily eating? No way. I’m done.
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The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy. Psalm 65: 8
I always begin my day looking east through my window. It will be pitch dark when I wake up, I sit on my favorite couch and look out the window. I read my bible, pray and then I see light….breaking of the dawn, new birth, new day, and new promises.
The East and the sunrise reminds me of God, His promise to be with us, a new hope, a fresh start. No matter how bad your days have been, your past had been, your childhood had been, and we can always heal and start fresh again.
The LORD’S loving kindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. Lamentations 3:22-23
There is tremendous power in that feeling, power of rebirth, new possibilities. The marvelous sunrise is a reminder that God’s love and kindness never cease. So let’s look towards the rising sun and praise THE LORD, our Creator, for we don’t know how long we can enjoy this beauty.
Each moment we worry and be sad is a moment of happiness lost, which can never be recovered.
I am blessed to live on an island, though I don’t live on the beach or by the beach, I am somewhat close to the ocean, and on the eastern side of the island. Every day the sunrise is different and stunning. The hue, the serenity, and the beauty is beyond description. It’s like all heavens shall praise the LORD. Look at these pictures and see how each day is different and beautiful.
For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5
Enjoy each moment and find joy in every little thing.