Friday, January 20, 2017

Sabbath Music - Keep On The Sunny Side

This song has been running through my head this week, so I thought I'd share it with y'all:  Keep On The Sunny Side.  It pretty much sums up a Scripture I've been meditating on, too.

"A merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones." 
(Proverbs 17:22)

The Sabbath is a big part of that, Gail-Friends.  Our bodies need rest.  G-d knows our frame -- that we are dust.  It's important to rest, yes.  It's also important to keep our minds on the good things, too.  That's how we rest our minds and spirits and stay on the "sunny side".

Philippians 4:8 tells us how to do that:  "... focus your thoughts on what is true, noble, righteous, pure, lovable or admirable, on some virtue or on something praiseworthy."

This concept is taught in the Old Testament, too:

It is good to give thanks to Adonai
and sing praises to your name, ‘Elyon, 
  to tell in the morning about your grace
and at night about your faithfulness,
 to the music of a ten-stringed [harp] and a lute,
with the melody sounding on a lyre.
 For, Adonai, what you do makes me happy;
I take joy in what your hands have made.
 How great are your deeds, Adonai!
How very deep your thoughts!

(Psalm 92:1-6)

Most mornings, I sit on my porch and write a prayer of thanks in my journal.  This gets my soul in a happy state.  Then, at night, I list the good things that have happened that day.  This helps me sleep better.

Shabbat shalom, Gail-Friends, and have a wonderful week.


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  1. How true! We have a choice what we think about and we have so much to be thankful for ... even if the only thing we had was our relationship with Him! Blessings!