On those days when my beloved husband, Ken, goes to work we enjoy a morning breakfast together. After he leaves I clean up the kitchen and make a cup of tea while singing praises out loud to God. Oddly, this morning I had a song from a musical stuck in my head, so I stopped and the first thing that popped into my mind was a song our pastor taught us many years ago.
“Ah, Lord God, Thou hast made the heavens and the earth by Thy great power;
Ah, Lord God, Thou hast made the heavens and the earth by Thine outstretched arm.
Nothing is to difficult for Thee; nothing is to difficult for Thee;
Great and mighty God; Great in council and mighty in deed;
Nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing, nothing is too difficult for Thee.”
And then I transitioned into another song from years and years ago:
“Whatever is right, whatever is just, whatever is found to be excellent;
Whatever is pure, whatever is true, whatever is lovely and worthy of praise;
Let your mind dwell on these things, Let your mind dwell on these things.”
These are the things that God had brought to mind before I sat down to read. And then there was Phillipians 4:8…
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. -Philippians 4:8-9
I just love it when everything comes together like that. And there is plenty to let my mind dwell on that fits this bill; not least of which is Philippians 4:13…”I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”…hmmm, nothing is too difficult for God.
Do I need more? This morning’s Psalms fit in perfectly:
O come, let us sing for joy to the Lord,
Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving,
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
For the Lord is a great God
And a great King above all gods,
In whose hand are the depths of the earth,
The peaks of the mountains are His also.
The sea is His, for it was He who made it,
And His hands formed the dry land. -Psalm 95:1-5
I encourage you to read the rest of Psalm 95 and 96 if you want some excellent things for your mind to dwell on today. O come, let is sing for joy to the Lord!