Overlooking the Obvious

I needed something from the Bible to help get my morning off to a good start!

My verses for the day in my Bible app were found in Philippians 4:4,5. “Rejoice in the Lord alway, and again I say, Rejoice, Let your moderation be known unto all men.  The Lord is at hand.”

I skimmed over the first verse; “Rejoice in the Lord.”  We all know that verse, it’s a good one!  But I went on to verse five, hoping to find some deep truth and how it could be applied to my life this morning.  “Let your moderation be known unto all men.  The Lord is at hand.”  I wondered what deep, hidden meaning was in that verse?

Then I glanced back at the first verse again and suddenly a light came on!  There was my “deep” truth for today!  Rejoice!  Rejoice in the Lord!  Rejoice in the Lord always! And again, I say Rejoice!!!  What better way to start my day!

That was just what I needed.  Just rejoice! And rejoice again!  My heart was lifted and my spirit rejoiced.  This would be a good verse for us to remember every morning.

Sometimes we overlook the obvious in search of something deeper, something more profound.  In doing this we can miss the plain and simple truths God wants to give us.

“Thank you, Lord, for your sometimes simple blessings!”

“Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.”  Philippians 4:4

MORNING PRAISE
by Irene Smith

O what a beautiful morning,
The sun is shining so bright!
I see the birds out my window;
Hear them singing with all their might.

Then I thank God for His blessings;
The giver of life is He.
I’ll sing praises to my maker
Like the birds up in the tree.

“And He hath put a new song in my mouth,
even praise unto our God…”
Psalm 40:3

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