Tuesday, February 8, 2011

this is the day…

it is almost 1:00 a.m. this has become my habit. waking in the early morning and struggling to find sleep again. this early morning i seek God thru prayer, His word and journaling. psalm 118:24 beckons me, “this is the day the Lord has made, rejoice in it”. so often in this season of challenge, i pray today away seeking a different spot on the path…one further ahead of where we are. my prayers beg God for a speedier recovery of peter, a healthier economy, businesses that flourish instead of struggle, and a precious boy to be more obedient. yet, His word says He made this day…today, not tomorrow or three days from tomorrow but today. living in today in spite of the circumstances and finding joy in it…He commands us to do this. i tell Him i will rejoice when peter is better, when my savings account is “full” and when i ask once and my precious boy listens the first time consistently. in this early morning moment, i get it…sort of. He desires me to rejoice in today regardless of the desires of my heart. He has created this magnificent day just for me and wants my vision shifted off of the circumstances and on to Him. it is a dare, a challenge…i must slip on my “God goggles” and find Him in the day He has prepared just for me. it reminds me of those “I Spy” books i would looked at with am & scoot-some items almost impossible to find, yet with concentration and effort the eighth sea shell or shadow of a star reveals itself. today Lord, i spy joy regardless of my circumstances.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reminding me to embrace the current day -- not tomorrow or the next day. It seems so simple, but yet it is so difficult. And then without realizing it, the day flashes by!