Today’s a Gift
“This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24 NIV).
Life being what it is, some days feel more worthy of rejoicing than others. Would you agree?
Our family recently vacationed at a lakefront cabin. Waking up to waterski and play
on the beach made it easy to rejoice. So did ending the day with roasting marshmallows around a campfire while enjoying heart-to-heart conversation. Returning home to face dirty laundry and other chores—not so much.
Regardless of our feelings, the truth remains—today’s a gift not to be wished away for tomorrow or overlooked with yearnings for yesterday. Open it with anticipation. Expect to experience God’s presence and love.
I start each morning with this Scripture. Before I roll from bed, I say, “This is the day You’ve made, Lord. I’ll rejoice and be glad in it.” This sets me in a healthy place where I’m more apt to respond in a God-honoring way come what may.
Consider adopting my habit unless you already have a similar one that works for you. Whatever you do, regard today as God’s gift. Embrace it, for it will never pass this way again.
Take Action: Say aloud, “This is the day You’ve made, Lord. I will rejoice and celebrate!”
Adapted from: MORNING MOMENTS WITH GOD: DEVOTIONS FOR THE BUSY WOMAN Copyright © 2014 by Grace Fox Published by Harvest House Publishers Eugene, OR 97402 www.harvesthousepublishers.com Used by Permission.
Grace Fox is a missionary, popular speaker, and author of six books including Peaceful Moments to Begin Your Day: Devotions for Busy Women. Her new devotional—Morning Moments with God: Devotions for a Busy Woman—(Harvest House) is scheduled for release in December. www.gracefox.com