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Just Like Yesterday

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Yesterday was a wonderful day.  The power company was doing some work on our street and we would have no electricity for several hours.  Since I work at home and can’t work without internet and computer, I decided to get a couple of things done and because it was Love Your Pet Day, I had a couple of things in mind for Sampson, my precious pup. We headed out and delivered some glassware I had promised for a display then we were free to play.  It was beautiful so we spent a lot of time outside. There are very few opportunities in my busy life to play without time restraints so I took advantage of it.

I loved yesterday.  I could wish that every day was like that.

This morning, we woke up to clouds and a little bit of rain.  My first inkling was to complain and feel disappointed but instead, I thanked God again for the day we enjoyed yesterday and decided this was going to be a great day too!

While taking Matt to work, I caught a glimpse of the sunrise.  It was still raining, mind you, still looking yucky but it was like He burst through the clouds as if to say, “HEY!  I’m still here.  I’m still God in the rain and sunshine, and I’m with you regardless.  Chin up little girl!”

There you go.  God’s still God in the best of times and the worst of times; any kind of weather and ever-present in whatever we must weather.  That makes the whatever-comes-our-way good, or for the good, if we keep our eyes on Him.

It’s so easy to complain, be dissatisfied and unsettled if we base our mood and our outlook on all that’s around us.  This is another stellar day God’s given us, and with Him it’s just as wonderful and blessed, filled with grace, mercy and Him as any yesterday we’ve had.  Let’s live like we believe that.

Psalm 118:24

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Don’t Forget!

I was talking to my aunt this morning about the humid Mississippi weather and remembering the humidity of Alabama. If you’ve never been there it’s brutal and suffocating. As soon as you walk out of an air conditioned building it masks your face and soaking sweat envelops your body.

Here in these mountains, it seems relief is just shade away. There seems to be a breeze…although slight at times…to relieve one’s suffering. Yet we complain about how hot it is.

Murmuring seems to come no naturally. It’s not hard to find something to say something negative about. The wah-wahs roll off our tongues without even a thought.

The upstairs of my house has no air conditioning ducts so it gets pretty hot up here on hot days. It’s easy to fuss when I walk up here to work or to go to bed. Ahh, the human condition. Always something.

I wish it were as thoughtless to say something positive instead of spew the negative.

Forgetting that one kind person I come in contact with, I easily, resourcefully remember every unkind person. Instead of being grateful for what I do have, I willingly recant what I don’t. Why are we that way?

I’m going to try harder to call to mind all the good and let the bad go. On hot days, I’m going to seek a cool breeze. Without complaining, I’m going to turn the fans and/or window unit on to relieve the heat and be thankful I have them. I’m going to thank those who speak blessings rather than be ill with those who don’t.

I’m going to remember a fresh season in my life when I was literally afraid of everything and thank God I’m coming out. Yesterday and the trials associated with it are gone. Today’s a brand new day with brand new mercy, grace for my needs and love from my always-loving Papa-God.

When unfavorable comes and uncomfortable visits, seek the good and be grateful it’s not as bad as it could be. Seek reprieve and remember when it was worse. Be grateful where you are…and enjoy. Don’t forget the pain but remember God’s grace that got you through and be thankful.