“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation” Isaiah 12:2
In my home I have a small dial on the wall that automatically regulates the temperature in a room. When a room is too hot or too cold, I check to see if it is set correctly. Then I adjust it according to my wishes. And soon the atmosphere in my home changes.
I find this principle works also in the spiritual realm. Each morning I need to check the temperature of my heart and reset my internal thermostat.
How? By starting the day, not with the newspaper or with some urgent thing to do, but with a Scripture that will set my heart and mind on God. For instance, Isaiah 12 has often been my thermostat regulator. I say the words out loud as I seek to set my heart on God.
“Today I will praise you, O LORD“… I may feel discouraged but I will praise You anyway.
With joy I will draw water from the wells of salvation –God’s well never dries up. Therefore I will have all the resources I need today.
Today I will say: “Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.–” Yes, I want this to be my aim today.
Today I will sing to the LORD, for he has done glorious things– When I’m tempted to complain, I will remember the good things God is doing.
I will remember that great is the Holy One of Israel among us– When I feel overwhelmed, I will remember it’s not all up to me. It’s God within me doing the work.
By setting my internal thermostat on God’s truths, what a difference it makes to my outlook. The whole day works better.
Dear God, thank You for leaving us Your Word and your Holy Spirit. We do not have to go through this day alone; we do not have to work in our own strength. Today we will praise You, oh God, for Your faithfulness.
by Helen Grace Lescheid
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