Well, Sam says we should stop upsetting his Sweet Girl (see our last post), so we’ve thought of a chorus for today about “joy”. :) Actually, we were already meaning to post this all day yesterday, but just didn’t get to it.
First, here’s our absolutely-favourite-verse (but we say that about a lot of them), included in the whole quote from our email verse-of-the-day.
Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Thoughts on today’s verse
What can truly fulfill and sustain us? Maybe the best way to answer that question is by asking another: What can we keep when our bodies are placed silently in their graves at death? Only our relationship with God and his people last beyond the grave. If he is what lasts, then how can we displace him for anything that doesn’t?
Mighty Yahweh, Strength of Israel, Keeper of the Covenant and Fulfillment Maker of every prophecy–you are my hope, my strength, and my future. I live this day in wide-open amazement that the Keeper of the Universe knows my name, hears my voice, and cares for me. Thank you for being my past, my present, and my future, the Great I Am. Through my Savior, I pray. Amen.”
The chorus actually quotes another scripture:
“The joy of the Lord is my strength!”
(Repeat 4 times… sheesh! Another repeat-song!)
2nd verse: “If you want joy, you can sing for it,”