"This is the day which the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." ~Psalm 118:24
It is SUCH a beautiful day today and my heart is filled with songs & praise & joy! Our world is still covered with snow, but the sunshine is warm and its melting rapidly. This brings me joy. The sun is sparkling over the snow like a million diamonds. This brings me joy. The birds are singing in the trees, I even heard a chickadee. This brings me joy! My son is outside playing with his grandpa and I hear laughter. This brings me joy! My mother in law is making home-made chicken noodle soup for lunch and we're invited. This brings me joy too!!
I'm listening to the song "Beautiful One" on GodTube. Its one of my favourites and it encompasses me today! Some of the lyrics:
Wonderful so wonderful is your unfailing love
Your cross has spoken mercy over me
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no heart can fully know
How glorious, how beautiful you are!
Beautiful One, I love
Beautiful One, I adore
Beautiful One, my soul must sing
I'm flipping casually through the Psalms and so many verses are jumping out at me to bring me more joy this morning.
"Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name." Ps 103:1
"My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer." Psalm 45:1
"From the rising of the sun to its going down, the Lord's name is to be praised." Ps 113:3
"It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; To declare your loving kindness in the morning, and your faithfulness every night." Ps 92:1-2
"My heart stands in awe of your word. I rejoice at your word as one who finds a great treasure." Ps 119:161-162
And this one is why I love rejoicing & being in the great outdoors so much...
"Let the heavens rejoice and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and all its fullness; let the field be joyful and all that is in it. Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice before the Lord." Ps. 96:11-12
I just know that all of God's creation is in constant praise of Him (all except us humans) so its always a good reminder to me.
I hope your day is filled with some rejoicing as well!