Hooray for a new day!
Actually when I woke up this morning I didn't feel that excited about it.
I have a strange rash on my face & neck that has been there for the last 2 days, I don't have clean clothes because I need to do laundry, and I am behind on a most everything.
All of those combined helped me to start my day feeling pretty yucky. Not that they were really anything to complain about, compared to the precious people who are truly suffering,
but I just woke up feeling pretty.... eh...
Then I headed over to meet my sister for our 7am coffee date & it changed things for me.
(That girl is seriously amazing. She is so real & honest... its refreshing. See photo below :) )
|beautiful blue-eyed Meredith.|
&& as I lifted my attention from myself to my God, everything shifted.
Psalm 118:24 says,
"This is the day the Lord has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it."
Today is a gift. We didn't just float into this day, we were given today. God, the author of life, has chosen for us to have today. He is ready to use today. He has new mercy for us today. We are forgiven today. He has strength for today. New opportunities. New hope. Fresh love. Laughter. Joy. Awesome relationships. Today is not just another day. Today is the day that the Lord has made! No matter what we feel, or where we are, we can choose to make the most of this day... because Jesus promises that He will be with us. He has a higher purpose for today, and He wants us to trust Him with that.
So that is what I am doing now.
My rash is still here.
My clothes still need to be washed.
I'm still behind on a lot of different things.
But I am excited!
Because my God made today & He is ready to spend it with me. That is worth celebrating!
|photo by Caleb Parker- taken on the hills near where I live.|