The Gift of Today

“This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24)

I say this verse as a prayer every morning. Every day is a gift from God. Every day I wake up it is because God gave me rest and allowed me to get up. God gives us the day so that those who believe and trust in him will be a witness to God’s goodness and grace.

But here’s what I’ve noticed lately: while I start the day with the reminder that this day is a gift from God, I act as if this day stinks! This covid thing is getting old! I miss my church family. I miss my friends. I make statements like, “I can’t wait for this year to be over!”

Pretty soon, I take the gift of the present and make a mockery of it.

Father, forgive me.

Forgive me for not recognizing the gift of the present, the gift of this day.

This has been a hard season for all of us, but that’s why God put us here. God put his church and sprinkled his people all throughout our communities so that God can bless our community through us.

I refuse to allow the enemy to steal the gift of the present. I will rejoice and be glad in every day God grants me to live. I pledge myself to be a blessing to the people around me so that through me others can see how much God loves them.

Little Church and Lakewoodgrace…will you join me in being a part of God establishing his kingdom here on earth as it is in heaven?

Every day – even days during covid-19 – are days that the LORD has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!!!

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