Good morning, DearHeart.
Yesterday morning we sat on the front porch listening to the birds. These days of shielding from the virus have handed over more moments of quiet and reflection than ordinary, normal days. Little moments to notice joy. Psalm 100, shifts our focus towards joy and gratitude. The more I notice of the joys in those moments, the more I find myself lingering just a while longer.
In the dictionary, linger means “to remain or stay longer than usual or expected”.
What would happen if we stayed put – for a few minutes longer than usual and continued to be grateful?
What would happen in each of us, if we lingered and listed a few things we can be grateful for?
Gratefulness flips the switch, turning a negative situation into an opportunity to lean on the Lord and watch Him work.
Being grateful in the middle of the challenge is not easy, and does not come easily … it is a choice.
“Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.” Psalms 100:3-5