Monday, April 23, 2012

God Made Mondays

My alarm clock sounded its first alarm at 5 a.m. this morning.  I automatically slapped the off button, knowing that the second alarm would follow 30 minutes later.  At 5:30 I was awake and wishing it wasn’t Monday morning.  I thought about the challenges of another week and I didn’t want the day to begin.

As I often do, I remained in bed, half asleep, and began praying.  I started on my list of what I wanted God to do for me, and a Bible verse that I memorized as a child suddenly came to mind…  “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”- Ps. 118:24

What an encouraging word to come from God!  I stopped my list of requests and began to thank God for making today.  Every day that we have life is a gift from God.  We have the opportunity to begin each day rejoicing in what God has in store for us that day.  If we believe that God has a plan and a purpose for us, how can we not look forward to the beginning of each day?

I headed for the gym with a changed outlook toward the day.  Instead of dreading the beginning of a new week, I’ve been reminded that today was a gift from God.  He made Monday for me to rejoice and be glad in it!

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