Daily Prayer Devotional SATURDAY, February 20, 2021 By Tina Unsell Seamon
~ THE JOY OF THE LORD ~
“For the joy of the LORD is your strength.” -Nehemiah 8:10 KJV
LORD, sometimes my days seem so commonplace and I feel tired and worn. Thoughts, often invade my mind that the days are forever unchanging. Most days, finding it hard to experience any Joy, leaving me filled with lowness of spirit.
O, LORD, help me to earnestly seek to go about my days with a positive outlook on life. Renew in me a new attitude of mind, soul and spirit. Lord, direct my path and guide me in all Your ways. May my conduct always reflect a lifestyle in the manner that is worthy of you. Help me, Lord, to remember that life is a precious gift and that you ultimately hold the key to all Joy. Lord, lift up Your countenance upon me and cover me in Your Peace, which can only come from you. Remind me, Lord, that you are the Master planner of my life and it is ‘Your Joy’ that gives me strength. O, Lord, I can joyfully rejoice; because it is You, that is rejoicing in me. Amen.
…for the JOY of the LORD, is the Joy that fills God’s heart. When we are obedient to God, the Lord rejoices in us. In return, we too will experience the Joy of the Lord, and it will be our strength. Remember, this is God’s Joy, which we are privileged to share.
There’s a beautiful flower That stands among the fields.
In stillness, hour after hour, Its fragrance so pleasantly yields.
A sweetsmelling savour it often reveals. Giving thanks, in prayer my mother kneels.
Like lovely pink petals of grace, God’s love illuminates my mother’s face.
This gentle flower so faithful and true. Mother, I am so grateful for you.
~ Today’s Verse ~
“And walk in love (be constantly ordering your behavior within the sphere of love), as Christ also hath loved us (presents the Apostle passing from Father to the Son as our example), and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.(Christ fulfilled all the symbolic Blood Offerings of the Levitical system [Heb. 10:8]. He fulfilled those by becoming an Offering for sin on the Cross. The ”sweetsmelling Savor” describes the atoning Sacrifice as accepted by God.)” - Ephesians 5:2 KJV
— 𝐿𝑜𝓋𝑒 𝐵𝓎, 𝒯𝒾𝓃𝒶 …🌷
Click here: Expositor Notes taken from -JSM Expositor’s Study Bible – KJV
I find Him in the whistling of the wind And the gentle wrestling of the trees. How lovely it is, To watch the falling leaves Swirling so gently to the ground. They don’t make a sound.
I find Him on rainy days. I love the sound of rain. The raindrops play Such a sweet refrain, With its songs Of deep tranquil melodies, I feel born again.
I find Him in blue skies. The heavens declare His glory! The Work of His hands; His creation I cannot deny, Where beauty and bounty reside.
I find Him in the rising of the sun. In each new morning dawn, Brings with it another opportunity To point others towards the ‘Son,’ While showing gratitude and thankfulness, For all that He has done.
I find Him in sunsets. A beautiful sunset never fails, To remind me of God’s glory. They’re God’s signature on the sky, And His awe-inspiring message of love, Written by His finger to tell of His story.
I find Him in each season’s change. And so, it is with Him; He tenderly brings; He is re-creating me And making me new, In Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring.
I find Him in those moments of solitude, He is my quiet retreat; My soul finds its rest in Him, Whenever we meet.
I find Him in the book of scriptures. His Word is Truth. It’s His love letters I often read that always reminds me to just believe.
I find Him in music. Jesus is my heart song. He is the reason why I sing. Come, Holy Spirit, Have your way in me.
I find Him in my writing. He is my sole inspiration. The one I love, With profound admiration.
I find Him in laughter. His Joy is my strength. In Him, I find content. He is my happily ever after.
I find Him in beloved friends Who pray more for me Than I pray for myself. They are always there With help or support And believe along with me When my faith is weak, And often offer comfort On those dark nights When I cannot sleep.
My friends are blessed gifts sent from God, Who continuously uplift and guide. My friendships are true treasures That I will cherish forever.
I find Him in the arms of my children, Wrapped lovingly around my neck. They are precious gifts I never did expect. His blessed rewards. How can He love me this much? How can I ever thank Him enough? By, bringing them up in the way they should go, And when they are old they will know; That Jesus is Lord.
I find Him in His love, Proven by His nail-scarred hands. I will go and tell of it Across the land. That Jesus is our blessed Savior; Sent down from the heavens above. He hung on a cross to prove His love.
I find Him when I was blinded, And could not see. He reached out His hand for me, Whispering precious daughter I have redeemed thee.
I find Him in the many blessings, He so graciously bestows. How can I express my gratitude? A debt of service to Him I owe.
I find Him in all things. The invisible and the seen. I adore Him. He is my Everything. Joy to my Heart He brings. He is Enough. I need no other thing.
My Beautiful Jesus! Oh, how I love you, My Lord and Savior. Keeper of my heart. My love for You Will never depart.
I find Him And He finds me. Forever and Always, I will praise Thee! Today, and for all eternity!