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Praise-Start Your Day

My husband, and my cat, are early risers, so I often find myself up as the faintest blush of morning light illumines the sky. I am amazed that the birds are already singing – greeting the day. (I’m more of a night owl myself, so this does not occur naturally to me.)

From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised! (Psalm 113:3 (link is external))

My Lutheran Study Bible notes that in ancient times this Psalm may have been used as an invocation to open a service of praise, prayer, or sacrifice. Starting our days with praise to our Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer acknowledges that God is in control, and we can trust Him to guide and protect us.

Now that’s something to sing about! How do you praise-start your day?

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From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised! (Psalm 113:3).

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Connection to Power

Have you ever been in the situation where your phone just shut down because of its lack of power? What a sinking feeling to see the screen turn black! By contrast, what a feeling of tremendous relief after the phone has been charged to see the screen again glow to life! All it took was a connection to power.

Paul tells us in the Romans passage above that the Gospel is the power of God for salvation. The Holy Spirit uses God’s Word to instill and sustain our faith in the Good News of salvation through our Savior Jesus. We are confident in our hope for a future with Him in heaven!

Are you connected to God’s Word – His power for salvation? Try out a daily Bible reading plan or join a new Bible study. Is there someone – a friend, child, or grandchild – that you can encourage to be in God’s Word? The Time is NOW to urge that someone you love to join you in the study and meditation of God’s powerful Word!

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