This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
We’ve awakened today with a gift from God—this very day. There will be so many choices and opportunities. What will we do with the gift?
We will enter his gates with thanksgiving in our hearts (Psa. 100:4) reflecting on the benefits we derive by being his child. Thank you Lord for your abiding peace no matter what may come this day. Thank you for grace to address every situation. Thank you for wisdom to deal with complex issues today. Thank you for strength to handle all my responsibilities. Thank you for guidance with all the different options in this day. Thank you that you never leave me even when my senses don’t perceive you.
We enter his courts with praise, confidently abiding in the presence of the Lord. …in him we live and move and have our being. (Acts 17:28) Today if something should try to shake my rest in him, I will redirect my attention and climb back into his arms. After all, Who can separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:35, 37-39)
What a great day.
Father, keep us steadfast in your love today, rejoicing in you and not allowing circumstances to determine our attitudes or behavior. We are your children; we rejoice in you. AMEN.