Thursday, July 19, 2007

This is the day...

My favorite way to start off a day is by quoting a little line from Psalm 118:

"This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it."

It's 5:50 am and I'm thinking of how I would like to get past all this ugly stuff I've been talking about here: stuff about demons and harmful misunderstanding about us who live with mental illness. I very much feel I need to help educate - to set people straight. But I look forward to the time when I can start thinking about happy, positive things again. I don't like all this blaming and pointing fingers. I want to look at the good.

But I do need to say a few more things about what some people believe about demons, and I did promise a second part to my discussion on these things - a report about Neil Anderson's The Bondage Breaker.

But for now - for this moment in time - if you are reading this at the beginning of the day, I hope you will - with me - rejoice in this day the Lord has made. I hope you will have a happy day, seeing the good, doing what is good, remembering that the Bible says:

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

This morning I'm praying for Dream Writer, Chica, Sarah, Susan, Sydney, Heather, Shebee, Chalexa, Desiree, Jane, Jessica, Janice, Jumpinginpuddles and all my other friends who might read this and are living with bipolar disorder or some other mental disorder. I pray that you will trust God to help you on the road to fulfilling the plans he has for you. I pray that you will believe that he can help you bring those plans to fruition. I pray that you will trust him to bring you through the tough times - that you will believe that those tough times will only make you stronger, as long as you hold on to your faith.

...and I pray that you will feel good about yourself, realizing that - even if so many in society do not understand what you face - God understands. And we can face this day, feeling good about who we are.

Maybe this post is a bit weird. I don't know. But I just needed to pass on something good instead of harping on the negative.


terry said...

Not weird at all, but very encouraging.

bipolar_girl said...

hanks for the prayers, Marja. You really are an inspiration to all of us in the blogging world. take care.

marja said...

Thank you Terry and Desiree for YOUR encouragement to me. So good to hear from you again, Desiree. I hope you are well. I've missed you and wondered.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Marja,
Thanks for visiting my blog and for the very wonderful comment you made. Thanks. I do appreciate that. It's an honor and a privilege to have you visit my blog.

Very well written post and a very meaningful and Spirit-filled prayer. I know God heard your prayer and will answer it for all of you. Every day is the day of the Lord and we must all rejoice and remember all the wonderful and good things He has done for us.

God bless you with all the wisdom, love and caring heart to see you through.