No matter the trials or hardships that come our way, the Lord has given us
this day to rejoice in Him and simply give thanks for the many instances of
deliverance in the past, present and future to come. The Lord is gracious
and merciful and He gives us each new day both as a gift and an opportunity
to triumph over every obstacle that comes our way. He has made us to be
kings and priests on the earth and has favored us above all others giving
us His Word and promise that through Him all things are possible. (Rev. 5:10)
I hope you are encouraged by today's message to give thanks for every day
that you are alive and make an extra effort to see the beauty that is in
the midst of each new day.
JUST ANOTHER DAY
Is it morning already? I rub my eyes and get up to ready myself for just
another day. It's just another day...I look out my window to see the sun
beaming down, caressing the Earth with its golden rays. Above, white
clouds float in the brilliant blue sky. I hear a cardinal singing to his
mate as he perches upon my back fence. And a bed of crocus open their
purple heads to the heavens in joyful thankfulness.
It's just another day. My small daughter bursts into the room, her giggle
ringing through the house as she hugs my neck tightly. Her small hand fits
into mine as she pulls me to the kitchen to show me the card she has made.
A stick figure with curly brown hair waves from the paper and beneath it,
written in purple crayon are the words, “I love you, Mommy.”
It's just another day as I stand quietly and watch a handicapped child. He
struggles to get his special walker over the curb, but it won't budge. A
well-meaning teacher offers assistance, but he brushes her away. With
determination, he conquers the curb and is off to laugh and play with his
friends. I weep inside for his handicap, but I am inspired by his courage.
And I smile as I watch the children play, totally accepting their friend
for who he is, not judging him for what he lacks.
It's just another day. My son proudly presents the report he did for
school. He shares with me the hopes and dreams he holds for his future.
His curiosity and excitement are contagious as we unfold the limitless
possibilities that lay before him. I am encouraged that no dream is beyond
our reach if we want it bad enough.
It's just another day. My beloved wraps his arms around me and surrounds
me in love. I turn to look in the eyes that share my innermost feelings.
What a special friend I have. Someone who loves me for who I am. Someone to
lean on when I feel down. Someone to share my happiness. Someone to love.
Yes, it is just another day. A day to enjoy God's gracious beauty upon
this Earth. A day to kiss the cherub cheeks of my children, and share in
their hopes and dreams. A day to learn the value of determination and hard
work. A day to learn the value of judging mankind for the quality he has,
not what he has not. A day to learn the value of love.
Yes, it's just another day, I sigh. The stars dance in the velvet sky as a
full yellow moon smiles cheerfully down. The house is quiet and still. The
only sound is the soft even breathing of my spouse. I recall the
scripture: “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad
in it.” (Psalm 118:24)
And as I lay at the side of my soul mate I pray that God will let me see
“just another day”!
Rejoice in this day that God has given you and be appreciative of every
good and perfect gift that is in your life. Don't look past your blessings
to focus on your obstacles, but rather see your blessings as a focal point
of God's goodness in your life and know that your obstacles will be
overcome because of your faith and confidence in the God in whom you
believe and trust. (1 Chronicles 16:8-12) (Philippians 4:4) (Ephesians 1:3-10)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 37:3-5 “Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the
land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and
He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the
LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.”
1 Chronicles 16:8-12 “Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon His name, make
known His deeds among the people. Sing unto Him, sing psalms unto Him,
talk ye of all His wondrous works. Glory ye in His holy name: let the
heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. Seek the LORD and His strength,
seek His face continually. Remember His marvellous works that He hath
done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth.”
Psalm 121:5-8 “The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right
hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD
shall preserve thee from all evil: He shall preserve thy soul. The LORD
shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and
even for evermore.”
Psalm 103:2-5 “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who
redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness
and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy
youth is renewed like the eagle's.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: I KNOW WHO HOLDS TOMORROW
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Today’s Selected Testimony: JULIE HARRELL'S TESTIMONY
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In Christ’s Service,
Gods Work Ministry