Lord, thank You for this and every day.
“This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it,” says Psalm 118:24. These words resonate with us some days more than others. Do you agree?
Our family recently vacationed at a lakefront cabin. Waking up to waterski and play on the beach made it easy to rejoice. Returning home to chores—not so much.
Regardless of our feelings, the truth remains—today’s a gift not to be wished away for tomorrow or overlooked with yearnings for yesterday. Open it with anticipation. Expect to experience God’s presence and love.
I start each morning with this Scripture. Before I roll from bed, I say, “This is the day You’ve made, Lord. I’ll rejoice and be glad in it.” This sets me in a healthy place where I’m more apt to respond in a God-honoring way come what may.
Consider adopting my habit unless you already have a similar one that works for you. Whatever you do, regard today as God’s gift. Embrace it, for it will never pass this way again.
Say aloud, “This is the day You’ve made, Lord. I will rejoice and celebrate!”
Excerpt from Morning Moments with God (c) 2014 Grace Fox
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