Each dawn’s a blessing… a herald of this day’s golden opportunities.
The Present, and what we are, is God’s Gift to us… but what we do with ourselves today, is our gift to God.
I remember and sing a sweet and simple folk-hymn from my youth: Thank You for giving me this morning, thank You for everyday that’s new, thank You that I can know my worries can be cast on You!
Let us joyfully gift-wrapourselves in one of (hopefully many) today’s gifts back to God… at least beginning with thankfulness – for His many blessings!
The day is young. Plain and humble wrapping paper is probably best.
Pass the tape please!
Do not be surprised that you fall every day; do not give up, but stand your ground courageously. And assuredly the angel who guards you will honour your patience… Nothing equals or excels God’s mercies~ St. John Climacus
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:6-7
Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually! ~ 1 Chronicles 16:11
Awake, my glory! Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn! ~ Psalm 57:8
But I, O Lord, cry to you; in the morning my prayer comes before you. ~ Psalm 88:13
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. ~ Psalm 118:24
I rise early, before the sun is up; I cry out for help and put my hope in your words. ~ Psalm 119: 147
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God… And when I wake up, you are still with me! ~ Psalm 139:17-18