Oh no - don't run off thinking this could be an inspirational devotion that might challenge us beyond our Monday Morning ability to endure..just allow a quiet moment or two and then we can all be on our way...into the fray. [Well it does rhyme ]
I [almost] jumped out of bed this Monday Morning around 6:30 a.m.. Yes, it was that kind of wake up. Sometimes I am on my feet with something akin to a 'song in my heart' and even in those
Wondering why I am wearing such happy shoes this morning? Ask another time. I don't know.
Maybe it's as simple a thing as - Good grief [ Jonell ] it's the JOY OF THE LORD
We ask Him to fill us with a thankful heart [btw one of the best things to pray for regulary] and then bless my soul if I'm not finding myself amazed that He actually does it. Shame on me! I'm thinking you may often do the same thing...praying for things-changes-additions or corrections [ s m i l e ] and then standing in the middle of the room asking self: 'Why am I so joyful or thankful?'
The easiest verses to access on automatic early in the morning are those in the Psalms that read:
Create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me Ps. 51: 11
Let the words of my mouth and the meditaion [s] of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, Oh Lord my strength and my Redeemer Psalm: 19:14
[oftentimes slightly revised acc jwh translation]
And just an aside post script: Have you ever noticed when you try to access [recall] a meaningful scripture you find yourself stopped not knowing the 'rest of the verse'.....
Answer: Satan steals it
Solution: Use it more often
Post Script # 2
I know, I know Lord I need to focus on some new at the ready verses - remember the times when You led me to committing so many to memory- Okay I 'get it'..need to revisit-don't give up on me.
Thanksgiving - Joy - Mercy