Saturday, July 7, 2018

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2018 July 7

“Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God” (Ephesians 5:19-21).

Today’s Morsel:  I love to sing, read God’s word, and listen to wholesome music.  I have determined that these things help me stay focused and upbeat.  Most people that are depressed and stressed because they refuse to sing and read God’s word.  Many of them are like the children of Israel when they hung their harps on the willow (Psalms 37:1-3).  Isaiah tells us that God has given us the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness (Isaiah 61:3). Depression and stress are evil spirits and you need to learn how to combat them.  Shake off those heavy bands and lift-up those holy hands.  Have you thought about sending up a little praise lately?

Sing: When the praises go up, the glory comes down.  Where sin used to dwell, His grace now abounds.  There’s healing and hope and love all around.  When the praises go up, God's glory comes down.

Thought For Today: Have you thought about sending up a little praise lately?

1 comment:

  1. Amen. Folks stubbornness confounds me. People choose misery, then complain about their own choice!