Today is a good day; aren't they all?
But it is my birthday! Another good reason to celebrate! What comes to mind today is "the joy of the Lord is my strength!" He makes us stronger than we could ever be on our own....
Another reason to celebrate is that it is our "National Day of Prayer". Rarely do I use something written by the same author two days in a row. But this one by Max Lucado is a good one for the day:
"On this National Day of Prayer let me ask the obvious. If Jesus, the Son of God, the sinless savior of humankind, thought it worthwhile to clear his calendar to pray, wouldn't we be wise to do the same? You may not understand the mystery of prayer. You don't need to. But this much is certain. Actions in heaven begin when someone prays. What an amazing thought! When you speak, Jesus hears. And when Jesus hears, thunder falls. And when thunder falls, the world is changed. All because someone prayed.
"Prayer does not change God's nature, who he is will never be altered. Prayer does, however, impact the flow of history. God has wired his world for power, but he calls on us to flip the switch.".