Are you glad? Are you happy? Are you content? At work I have drawn a rainbow on my window which can be seen outside but is more for a backdrop when I am in meetings as right inside the arch are the words “Happy Today!!”. I put under that two assumptions for it being “Happy Today!!” – First assumption is “no matter what happens” and the Second assumption is “you are alive”. Based on these two things every day – 7 days a week – I can say “Happy Today!!” – Happy Monday, Happy Tuesday, Happy Wednesday, Happy Thursday, Happy Friday, Happy Saturday, Happy Sunday. It has become contagious. How many place have you ever been where you here people saying “Happy Monday” – I am blessed and at GoDaddy it is happening. Some people have even started picking up advanced “Happy Today” techniques like saying “Happy Friday-eve” on Thursdays. 🙂 I don’t limit this to the office but the building, the elevator, Starbucks, and most everywhere I go. How about you? Are you letting your light shine? Are you being a being of hope, optimism, truth, and love? Are you letting your light shine in this world where things can seem to dark and gloomy to everyone?
Today’s reading comes to us from Psalms 92 and it says…
How Great Are Your Works
A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath.
1 It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
2 to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
and your faithfulness by night,
3 to the music of the lute and the harp,
to the melody of the lyre.
4 For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work;
at the works of your hands I sing for joy.
5 How great are your works, O Lord!
Your thoughts are very deep!
6 The stupid man cannot know;
the fool cannot understand this:
7 that though the wicked sprout like grass
and all evildoers flourish,
they are doomed to destruction forever;
8 but you, O Lord, are on high forever.
9 For behold, your enemies, O Lord,
for behold, your enemies shall perish;
all evildoers shall be scattered.
10 But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox;
you have poured over me fresh oil.
11 My eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies;
my ears have heard the doom of my evil assailants.
12 The righteous flourish like the palm tree
and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 They are planted in the house of the Lord;
they flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They still bear fruit in old age;
they are ever full of sap and green,
15 to declare that the Lord is upright;
he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
–from Psalms 92
Today’s devotional from The Global Impact Bible on the theme of the Bible’s impact on scientific discovery brings us the topic of Copernicus on God’s Creation. In today’s devotional, we learn about how Nicolaus Copernicus who was a Polish mathematician, astronomer, and Canon of Poland’s Frauenburg Cathedral revolutionized science by suggesting that the Sun rather than the Earth was at the center of the universe, contradicting the popular notion that everything rotated around the Earth. We learn how Copernicus ‘ view was an investigation of the mysteries of creation and its creator through the exploration of through scientific investigation. Today’s devotional closes on the subject of Copernicus reflecting on creation in his “On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres” which points to part of our reading from Psalm 92:4 which says…
‘ For you, O Lord , have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.’ — Psalms 92:4
Today’s devotional captures the following …
For who, after applying himself to things which he sees established in the best order and directed by divine ruling, would not through diligent contemplation of them and through a certain habituation be awakened to that which is best and would not wonder at the Artificer of all things, in Whom is all happiness and every good? For the divine Psalmist surely did not say gratuitously that he took pleasure in the workings of God and rejoiced in the works of His hands, unless by means of these things as by some sort of vehicle we are transported to the contemplation of the highest Good.
For those who prayed this for the first time or as a recommitment to God, I celebrate with the angels in heaven that you made the greatest decision of your life. Will you leave a comment so that I know and pray for you? Will you leave a comment or question so we can have a conversation? Look for a local church that is a Bible believing, Bible preaching church that will be able to come alongside you and help you in this journey called life.
I thank You for this new day and for everything that will be in it. I thank You Lord for this is the day that You have made so I will rejoice and be glad in it. Help me Lord to let my light shine in a way that will bring You all the praise, the honor, and the glory. Help me Lord to let others see Jesus in and through me. Help me Lord to live out my life not with fear or worry but with boldness, courage, and faith that You are with me and so all things are possible because I believe in You. Help me Lord to focus on those things which are beneficial. And Lord as I prepare for this day help me Lord to live it out in a way that will bring You the praise, the honor, and the glory in Jesus’ name. Amen.