Saturday, January 31, 2015

this is the day...

Psalm 118:24(ESV)

24 This is the day that the Lord has made;
    let us rejoice and be glad in it.

This verse was on my heart this morning as I woke up to the perfect day.

Snow outside - 
Beautiful sunshine streaming through all our windows - 
And most importantly, a day at home!

As I thanked the Lord for this rare opportunity, I wondered something....

If this day hadn't started so wonderfully, if I was facing a difficult decision or crisis, would I still have had this verse on my heart?   Would my day have begun with thanking and praising the Lord?

I couldn't answer yes for sure.

The thing I DO know, is that God accepted my morning praise and our communion has continued today.  This hasn't however only included praise - although I've continued to be still  and I'm listening and praising - He's brought to mind forgiveness that needs to happen, things that need to change while at the same time a renewed sense of unconditional love floods my soul.

He is good all the time.

It is OUR choices that cause our day to seem anything less than a day 'we can rejoice and be glad in'...

Our choice to complain
Our choice to be jealous
Our choice to misunderstand suffering
Our choice to harbor unforgiveness choosing instead to remain wallowing in feeling sorry for ourselves and the way we were mistreated

God created THIS day - let us rejoice and be glad in it..

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