TODAY’S BIBLE READING:

Leviticus 14:1-57 

Mark 6:30-56
Psalm 40:1-10
Proverbs 10:11-12

BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:

Psalm 40:5 “O LORD my God, you have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. You have no equal. If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds, I would never come to the end of them.”

REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):

The world is filled with negativity. It is filled with heartache. It is filled with injustice. It is filled with positivity. It is filled with joy. It is filled with equity.


It just all depends upon what you are looking for.

Randy Alcorn, in his book “Happiness,” said: “Our happiness is dependent not on circumstances but on perspective.”

That’s true! It’s simply dependent upon how we look at the things that happen to us and around us.

If you look at the verse for the day, you’ll see a man who is a “glass-half-full” kind of guy. But, it’s not because his life was easy. No, his life had been pretty stinky. 

He said in verse 1 that the Lord heard his cry. Why would he cry out to the Lord unless something was desperately wrong? In verse 2, the Psalmist says that the Lord lifted him out of the pit of despair. It sounds like things had been pretty rough.

Yet, he was acknowledging the Lord’s goodness and talking about counting all that the Lord had done for him.

Why not consider following in the Psalmist’s footsteps. I’m not asking if life is easy or tough for you right now. I’m simply asking if you will count your blessings today. Will you sit down and write out a list or get with a friend or loved one and verbally go through a list of all of the good things that the Lord has done for you?

If you do, I guarantee that your mood will lift. Regardless of your circumstances, your heart will be lifted to the heights that only a grateful heart can take it.