I had a choice this morning. My circumstances looked bleak and my problems looked imsurmountable. How would I view my God? Would I see Him as unconcerned at what was happening, would I see Him as too small to handle what life had thrown my way? Would I whine and complain and continue to feel sorry for myself? (It sure feels good to wallow in a little self pity and moan, "oh woe is me.")
Today I read the context of my scripture memory verse. Hab 3:17-18 says this:
Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.
Don't you just love how God's Word can penetrate straight to the heart? His Word broke through my self-pity to expose the truth. I had a choice. I have one each day. I can choose to rejoice in the Lord and be joyful in God my Savior OR I can let my circumstances dictate my mood.
This day I choose JOY. This day I choose to rejoice in God my Savior. Let me tell you why I can rejoice.
R = My God is Real and He is my Redeemer
E = My God is Eternal and Everlasting
J = My God is Just; His name is Jesus
O = My God is Omnipotent and Over all
I = My God is the Great I AM. He Inspires me
C = My God is Caring and Compassionate
E = My God is Emmanuel (God with us)
He is reason enough to choose Joy this day!