Do you ever have one of those days when you are simply flooded with a feeling of well-being? That’s how I’ve felt from the moment I woke up this morning. I felt another surge of it after 25 minutes on the cycle. I felt it as I opened the blinds and let the dog out and petted the cat. I felt it as I read the word and completed my Bible study lesson.
Maybe it’s the sunshine and the delightfully cool weather, the kind that makes working in the yard so pleasant. Yesterday, I did some edging work around my flowerbeds and I spread new rubber mulch in those non-watered areas on the side my house. Oh, and the rhubarb plant that never came up after it was planted in May last year and I thought it died. It has popped up. I discovered it yesterday. Funny, how happy that made me. Who knows? Maybe it will get big enough that I can make a rhubarb pie come the end of summer.
Maybe it’s knowing that I’m in the center of God’s will for me, knowing that I’m abiding in the shadow of His wings, knowing that all is well with my soul. Maybe it’s the way the Psalms resounded in my heart as I read them.
“Lift up your heads, O gates, And be lifted up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in! Who is the King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O gates, And lift them up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in!” (Psalm 24:7–9, NASB95)
Whatever the reason, whatever the cause, I look up and shout, “Thank You, Lord!”
It’s gonna be a great day.