I woke up grumpy and out of sorts this morning. You know the saying, ‘I got up on the wrong side of the bed’—that was me, for sure. It certainly wasn’t good to start the day like I ate a bunch of sour gummy
worms. However, as I sat at my kitchen table eating breakfast and reading my daily scriptures, I opened the front door to let the sunshine and brightness in.
Then it happened!
I heard the glorious sound of a
symphony of birds singing. I sat there with my eyes closed and listened, as the birds were praising their Creator for yet another day. “Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they sing among the branches.” Psalm 104: 12.
It was as if the Holy Spirit poured into my heart a melody of praises. My grumpiness crumbled in the midst of the choir of birds joyfully chanting praises to God, their Creator. “Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!” Psalm 95.
This Holy Spirit moment helped me realize that my first defense in deflating a bad mood, is to sing praises to Our God. I am not sure if birds ever have a bad
day or get grumpy. But even if they do have a bad day, they still sing praises to their Creator. Jesus tells us: “Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are
you not of more value than they?”
They also say that to stop stinking thinking is to counter it with three positive thoughts. A sure remedy to bring myself out of a negative attitude, is to read the Psalms. Thanking
God for all my blessings and His loving care for me, my family, and my friends.
Sure, sometimes I just want to stay in my stinking thinking world for a while with its doom and gloom. But then the Holy Spirit invites me to
come sit on my deck, close my eyes and listen to the orchestra of birds singing. When I do, I breathe in the Light of Christ changing my gloom into a joyful attitude of thanksgiving and praise.
Thank you, Jesus
for showing me through the singing birds and the wildflowers, that I too can rejoice and sing praises to Our Creator. “The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.”
Song of Solomon 2:12