I’m playing my “Three Things” game to jumpstart my heart:
I will look for three things of beauty
Pray for three people worse off than myself (which is more like 3 billion+)
Meditate on three promises of His faithfulness
Focus on three things in which to be thankful
Sing three songs of praise, and
Serve and encourage three people today
For “This is the day the Lord has made…”
Even THIS day, a day when my heart whispers,
“Go crawl in a hole. Make it six feet deep”.
That thought gets kicked to the curb, along with every other godless musing and instead,
“ I will rejoice and be glad,”
because joy is the great resistance movement; a choice, a choice to trust- not in rehabbed circumstances or people, or a new and improved me, but in this One Sure Thing:
Christ who never changes, never gives up, never fails, and comforts us in every situation.
I play my “Three Things” game because beauty, truth, praise, and serving resets my heart and mind to who He is, what He’s done, and that, in fact, He has the whole world- and this day- in His hands.
Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps His word. Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do, but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big Day approaching. Hebrews 10:25 (The Message Bible)
This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. Ps. 118:24
The Lord will comfort her…and make her wilderness like Eden. Is. 51:3
Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord; whose trust IS the Lord. Jeremiah 17:7
It is good to sing praises to our God for it is pleasant and praise is beautiful. Psalm 147:1
Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary. Ps. 96:6
For all God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding, “Yes!” 2 Corinthians 1:20
And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 1 Thes. 54:14