July 29

Happy Monday! Today is not a dress rehearsal; this present moment is where you are, all you have.

Maybe this is not a day you awoke feeling “all is right with the world.” We have each one experienced that for whatever reason.

Is there a plan we might follow to make it a good day? Let’s ponder the possibility!origin_4895422258

First, God has already provided all we need to live this one day. “His compassions fail not…they are new every morning.” Lamentations 3:22, 23

God is on our side! We are more than conquerors with Him. He is (will be) our confidence. Proverbs 3:26

Second, we are given the capability of choosing our attitude, particularly joy. Impossible you think?

Someone has said, “Life need not be easy to be joyful. Joy is not the absence of trouble, but the presence of Christ.”

But, again, it’s our choice.

As we face obstacles that are ahead, weakness (maybe even cowardice) rears its ugly head.

D.L. Moody stated, “In our partnership with God, all we contribute is weakness.”

We learn from Paul that when we are weak, though the “thorn” is not taken away, we are strong and faith is deepened for trials yet to come.

At the end of the day that felt like a day defeat, it’s great to know that the “trial of our faith works patience” James 1:3. We have some spiritual muscles.

Makes me want to sing with A.H. Ackley:

“It is morning, it is morning in my heart,
Jesus made the gloomy shadows all depart.
Songs of gladness now I sing
For since Jesus is my King,
It is morning, it is morning in my heart.”

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22 thoughts on “July 29

  1. Hi Mrs. Hyles
    I’d love to sign up for your weekly blog. Is there a link I can go to so it will come to my email?
    Thanks so much.
    Angela

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    • I found the link 🙂
      I was so thrilled to read your blog. I don’t know if you remember me. It’s been years, but you have had a significant influence in my life. I love you.

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  2. Thank you so much for your Godly teachings, you always make my Mondays a great way to start out my week. Thank you for staying close to God you are an AMAZING LADY.I love you bunches.

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  3. What beautiful written words that spoke to me just as I needed it this morning.. Thank you for allowing God to work through this blog and your words to encourage me. Love you, nancy

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  4. Thank you for this post. I am grateful for your blog and for the fact that you allow the Holy Spirit to write through you…each post is a blessing to me. Have a wonderful week. Love, Robyn

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  5. “Joy is not the absence of trouble, but the presence of Christ!” What an awesome saying! Thank you, I needed that today!

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  6. Thank you my friend, you are a blessing as usual. I don’t take what you want to share with us for granted. I am praying for you. Love, Barb Nelson

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  7. Thank you, Mrs. Hyles, for that much needed reminder today!! You always seem to know what is needed! Have a blessed day!

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    • I love you Mrs. Hyles! So glad you have this blog. Love it!! Love the Scriptures presented…Your forever friend, Suzanne Maxwell

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