Oh Happy Day!

Twice in one day this week, I saw the same message: “It is what it is.” The first time was on a bumper sticker–coming through the morning car line at my school. Then, it was after dismissal –on a custodian’s tee shirt.

Now, I’m the kind of guy who goes fishing for a life application when I intercept the same message twice in eight hours. And I’m angling for positive thoughts from a Christian perspective.

My first idea was the contrast between the current prevailing worldview and a “Not of this world” one.” For the Christian, it isn’t what it is. Rather, it is what it’s going to be.😇 Our hope for the future is sure–no matter what happens on planet earth!

In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade, kept in heaven for you.

1 Peter 1:4 (NIV)

Kind reader, this scripture led me straight to my post title. When my cheerful grandmother got excited about a piece of good news she’d put her weathered hands together, look to heaven, and say “Oh Happy Day!”

The Lord is our strength and song!

For All Time – Psalm 42:8; 113:204; 118:14

Thank you for reading and watching. 🙏❤️ prayers and love.

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56 responses to “Oh Happy Day!”

  1. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Sounds like a plan, Matt.


  2. […] there will be time for a hangout at my coffee shop, or as David of davidsdailydose.org calls it-my office- this […]


  3. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Nancy! I’m glad you enjoyed the song. God Bless!

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  4. Nancy Ruegg Avatar

    SO lovely, David–the music with its moving chords, and the encouraging lyrics taken right from scripture. Thank you for sharing with us!

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  5. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you. May God Bless you too.


  6. Jolly Princess Avatar

    Your blog is an inspiration to your readers. Great work. God Bless!🙏

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  7. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen! Thank you for reading and commenting. God Bless!

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  8. Pure Glory Avatar

    God is praised and worshipped. He is our strength and song. Hallelujah! Thanks for sharing, brother. 🎶

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  9. davidsdailydose Avatar

    🎶 I thought the night would never end.🎶


  10. jesusluvsall Avatar

    I have been trying to think of lyrics to send you so you could make a song with the tune of Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel but the song would start with Hello Coffee My Old Friend 🙂

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  11. davidsdailydose Avatar

    If you have time, please email me the link at davidsdailydose@yahoo.com. Thanks, Pastor Pete.


  12. pastorpete51 Avatar

    Your playing and singing on this reminds me of Andrew Peterson especially on Invisible God. I’d post a link but have found they won’t work in the comments.

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  13. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks, Pete! I try to keep a moving bass line going—in the guitar accompaniment. We are off from school today, but back tomorrow!


  14. pastorpete51 Avatar

    Nice words and great finger work with the chord transitions. Thanks Dave. Have a blessed week chasing around after all those kiddos at school!

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  15. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Manette Kay! God Bless.

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  16. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks, I’ll check it out! I’m hoping to share a devotional thought somewhere soon, as well.

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  17. musingsofmanettekay Avatar

    Beautiful song and message.

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  18. Alan Kearns Avatar

    Thank you for your lovely encouragement David, this subject certainly will preach, obviously with a big hand from the Holy Spirit.
    Yes, I preached at our church in Glenrothes last week, the Mustard Seed Fellowship. I felt it went well, I felt the Spirit guiding me and giving me courage. The feedback I have had from many lovely folks has been very encouraging. You can see it on YouTube here https://youtu.be/WDoI5_z6Gsk

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  19. davidsdailydose Avatar

    This is precisely what came to mind: though realistic (in worldly terms) “It is what it is” doesn’t necessarily take into account the hope we have in Christ. Brother, this stuff will preach!

    How did your sermon go last week? As I recall, you were set to preach somewhere?
    Thanks for sharing, brother! God Bless!


  20. Alan Kearns Avatar

    What a beautiful message and song brother; our Hope in Him is far beyond the empty platitudes of the world brother. Thank you for sharing this uplifting reminder David.

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  21. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Now there’s an existential thought! There’s nothing quite like leaning one’s ladder against the wrong wall. Thanks for sharing!


  22. The Devotional Guy™ Avatar

    Love the song, too—btw!

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  23. Catsandcoffee Avatar

    Maybe we should change the saying to: ‘It is til it isn’t ‘.

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  24. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes indeed, Mags! Thanks for stopping by. God Bless!

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  25. Mags Avatar

    Amen! It is all in Him.

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  26. God Still Speaks Avatar

    And yours earn interest!

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  27. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Understood, Crystal. And I don’t knock (or disagree ) with this interpretation. For some reason my mind just went to the hope Christians have in the Lord.

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  28. Crystal Byers Avatar

    To me, “It is what it is” is about coming to an acceptance of whatever “it” is, like the first part of “Let go and let God.” Thanks for sharing your strength (and your song), David!

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  29. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you for the bonus points. I’m saving them up!

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  30. God Still Speaks Avatar

    You are much too good to me sir! So 9805 extra bonus points! Whoop! Whoop!

    Liked by 1 person

  31. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks! Your comment deserves a written response, though. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  32. God Still Speaks Avatar

    So cool, a little fish on a pole emoji!

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  33. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you! The tune is almost entirely from scripture.

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  34. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen, BG! 🙏Lord, show us what’s really REAL!

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  35. BG Avatar

    Beautiful song!

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  36. BG Avatar

    Thanks brother!!! It ain’t what it is but it is going to be great!

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  37. God Still Speaks Avatar

    Well brother, you used the right lure and reeled me in to you Mr post, Oh happy day for that!

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  38. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Simply B. Accepting reality has its place, but, as Don’t Lose Hope commented, we often don’t see God’s reality until after the fact. Maybe we should call this “excepting” reality? We know what we see—except for what we can’t see, at the moment.
    God’s best to you.

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  39. SimplyB Avatar

    “For the Christian, it isn’t what it is. Rather, it is what it’s going to be.” I can’t think of a more encouraging collection of words than what you’ve written today. The “it is what it is” always kind of grates on my thinking. Thank you for this post, and the lovely song.

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  40. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Well said, Gary. Either way, every knee will bow to Christ. May as willingly comply now. The fringe benefits, of abundant life , are also phenomenal. Blessings to you and yours.

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  41. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks, Betty! I’m glad you’re back on the blogosphere 😃
    I’m a bit behind in my reading, but will definitely travel over to your site today. I appreciate your kindness and positivity! God Bless.

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  42. Betty Avatar

    David, I enjoyed your song and as always, your uplifting and thoughtful post is a blessed way to start a new day. Thank you.

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  43. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’ve once again clarified my main point! Thank you.

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  44. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    I love this! It ISN’T what it is. We only see through a glass darkly. There’s a whole unseen world out there that we know nothing about. Thanks for the important reminder, David!

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  45. Gary Fultz Avatar

    Nice picking and singing David. I have oft thought that God may well say “it is what it is” to some who have mocked him with their lives. We do well to pay attention to the psalmist words and songs and even better when we hear the words “well done”

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  46. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen, Beth! We’ve read the book, and God wins.🙌

    Thank you for stopping by. God Bless!

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  47. Beth Alisan Avatar

    “I’m angling for positive thoughts from a Christian perspective”- I like that angle David. I love scripture saturated songs! “Praise the Lord all the day long in every situation.” Amen

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  48. Bridget A. Thomas Avatar

    Ooh thank you, David! You are so kind and made my day. I am really honored that God has used my book to encourage others. 🤗

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  49. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I always look forward to your encouraging comments, Bridget. I’m praying for you, during your upcoming digital sabbatical.

    I plan to post a little promo for your book, “Every Day is a Gift” tomorrow. It truly is a gem that many people should read!
    Still need to read your other book.
    Thank you, sister!


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  50. Bridget A. Thomas Avatar

    Beautiful song. And I love the message. What a glorious day we have to look forward to. And in the meantime, we can live with joy in anticipation. Have a blessed weekend!

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  51. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Happy Saturday to you, as well, brother!

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  52. The Devotional Guy™ Avatar

    Happy Saturday, David! Thanks for this positive post of encouragement.

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