Wednesday Word 8.9.2017

Psalm 95:1-7  New International Version 

 Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.

Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.

For the Lord is the great God,
the great King above all gods.

In his hand are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks belong to him.

The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.

Come, let us bow down in worship,
let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;

for he is our God
and we are the people of his pasture,
the flock under his care.

Today, if only you would hear his voice…

“If you would only hear his voice…”  Are we paying attention?  If we kept our focus on The Father, we would be singing for joy every day!  There are signs and wonders all around us.  My mother used to call me at work and ask if I had looked up at the sky that day.  She wanted to be sure I took in the glory and majesty of God’s blue sky. It can be just that simple.

If at every moment that we witness the beauty of nature, enjoy the birdsong or the baby’s laughter (is there anything better?) we remember who put this world together, then we should be compelled by the enjoyment that these things give to convey our thanks.  It should become second nature to us to remember our Creator and voice our gratitude.  We can literally practice joy.  It may come to us when we least expect it.  We can be taken by surprise in the darkest moments.  If we are paying attention, we may hear his voice at any time.

We have a choice.  Every minute of every day.  We can choose to attend or to be so absorbed in our own world that we fail to see what is right in front of us.  We miss so much.  Some people live their lives through without ever experiencing the comfort and security of knowing that God is all around us.  Some people never learn how wonderful it feels to sing for joy.  Have you looked up at the sky today?…something to pray about.

Your sister in Christ, Vicki

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